Urban Meyer and his group of assistant coaches have worked hard on keeping the gates closed around the state of Ohio on the recruiting trail. It’s ended up paying off once again.
With a number of programs from across the country trying to poach state of Ohio talent away from the Buckeyes, Toledo St. John’s Jesuit linebacker Dallas Gant spurned scholarship offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and many other history rich programs to stay in his home-state and suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.
A leader on and off the football field at St. John’s Jesuit, Gant accounted for over 50 total tackles as a junior. After helping lead his squad to an overall record of 6-4, Titans head coach Doug Pearson had the following to say on what his star linebacker brings to the table.
“He has great length, he runs well, and is a very hard-working and humble young man. As he matures and fills out, he will still have the athleticism to play the WILL linebacker at the next level. He was voted captain as a junior, which is a very high honor at St. John’s, and Dallas is an outstanding student.” Pearson stated to the Toledo Blade.
Announcing his verbal pledge to Ohio State during his birthday on Tuesday, Gant, a four-star recruit, adds another highly rated prospect to the Buckeyes 2018 recruiting class. The 10th commitment for the Buckeyes, the 6’3 225-pound standout is currently considered the fifth outside linebacker, and 126th overall senior-to-be in the country, per the latest 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Already helping OSU out before he even reaches the college level, Gant’s commitment pushes the Buckeyes from fourth overall to the second spot, in the 2018 class recruiting rankings.