It seems like nearly every year, Ohio State receives good news during the U.S. Army All-American game. At what shouldn’t come to much of a surprise, Urban Meyer and crew definitely got a late Christmas present during the nationally televised event Saturday afternoon.
With a long list of future Buckeyes already playing in the game, five-star cornerback Jeffrey Okudah decided to follow in the footsteps of his now soon-to-be college teammates Tate Martell, Baron Browning, Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis, Shaun Wade Chase Young, and Haskell Garrett and verbally commit to suit up for coach Meyer and Ohio State.
Okudah was one of the heaviest recruited prospects in the entire senior class. Picking up over 30 scholarship offers, the Grand Prairie, TX native chose Ohio State over scholarship offers from the likes of Florida State, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Stanford to name a few off his rather long list of one time suitors.
The 18th commitment for Ohio State, Okudah, who is currently pegged as the top cornerback, and seventh overall prospect in the class of 2017, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, gives the Buckeyes six pledges from potential defensive backs at the moment.
Looking to possibly replace numerous bodies in the Ohio State secondary next season, Okudah could help soften the blow. As a senior at South Grand Prairie High School, the 6’1, 190-pound standout accounted for 43 total tackles for the Warriors, who finished the year off 6-5.