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2018 5-star defensive end Brenton Cox decommits from Ohio State

The Georgia native is now back on the recruiting market.

SB Nation

When it comes to major college football recruiting, sometimes things don’t go as planned.

The Ohio State class of 2018 took a hit today when five-star defensive end Brenton Cox announced he is no longer verbally committed to Urban Meyer, Larry Johnson, and the Ohio State coaching staff.

A verbal pledge to the Buckeyes since the end of April, Cox’s change of heart comes after Cox took visits to not just Alabama, but also to his home state school, the University of Georgia.

With Cox off the table for the Buckeyes, who are now back down to 18 verbal commits for the 2018 class, the Ohio State coaching staff will look to fill his now open void with longtime defensive end targets such as Micah Parsons, Tyreke Smith, Jayson Oweh and others.

Land-Grant Holy Land wishes nothing but the best for Brenton on and off the football field going forward.