clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ohio State in the mix for 2018 defensive back

Another highly sought after prospect has the Buckeyes among his leaders.

Jaiden Woodbey

Five-star U.S. Army All-American offensive guard Wyatt Davis might not be the only St. John Bosco (CA) prospect to head north for his college days.

On Sunday afternoon, four-star safety Jaiden Woodbey announced he too is considering packing up and moving out to the Midwest to suit up Urban Meyer and the new look Ohio State coaching staff. Down to four programs, the Buckeyes will have to keep Oklahoma, USC and Nebraska at bay to add the West Coast defensive back to the silver bullets secondary.

Earning nearly 20 full ride scholarships from programs across the country, Woodbey is considered one of the top junior recruits in the country. According to the 247Sports Composite, the 6-foot-2 205-pound junior is currently pegged as the third safety and 32nd overall prospect in the class of 2018.

Looking to add even more talent to the roster, Ohio State might have their work cut out for them when it comes to Jaiden. With family that played at USC, many believe Woodbey will stay closer to home when it’s all said and done. All though a lot can change in a short period of time, the Trojans seem to have the inside track in his recruitment.

Will Woodbey follow his friend and former high school teammate to Columbus? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest in the world of Ohio State recruiting.

Quick Hits

  • To be the best you have to recruit the best. After landing Tate Martell, and Haskell Garrett in 2017, Ohio State is testing the waters on another Bishop Gorman (NV) standout. On Friday the Buckeyes offered class of 2018 tight end Brevin Jordan. A four-star recruit, Ohio State joins programs such as Michigan, Arizona State and UCLA in the pursuit of Jordan.
  • Jordan wasn’t the only top prospect to receive a chance to play for the Buckeyes over the weekend. Keiondre Jones, a 2019 offensive guard, also earned an opportunity to continue his playing days in the Scarlet and Gray. Jones, who hails from Hogansville, Ga., adds Ohio State to already impressive offer list. Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Georgia are just a few of the schools after the four-star lineman at the moment.