The rich got a lot richer today. Already blessed with one of the top rated 2020 recruiting classes in the country, Ryan Day and the rest of the staff of Ohio State locked up a verbal pledge from another highly sought after senior prospect.
Coming into the weekend holding commitments from 22 recruits, the Buckeyes class is now up to 23 thanks to defensive tackle Jacolbe Cowan jumping on board Ohio State’s class of 2020 ship.
Cowan, who traveled from his home in Charlotte, NC to Columbus in June for his official visit, chose to continue his playing career and education at Ohio State over chances to pursue his NFL dreams at nearly 40 college programs such as Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, and Tennessee.
A four-star prospect, Cowan, the 15th defensive tackle, and 163rd overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, has been a big problem for offensive lineman during his last two seasons at Providence Day. Coming off of a junior season where he racked up 10 sacks, the 6’5 277-pounder has started his senior campaign very similar, already snatching down three quarterbacks throughout the first four games.
The Under Armour All-American is the third class of 2020 defensive lineman to hop at the chance to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray. Giving Larry Johnson even more depth upfront, he joins Pickerington Central defensive end Ty Hamilton, and defensive tackle Darrion Henry of Cincinnati Princeton as the next crop of pass rushing threats at Ohio State.
Stay on the lookout as the Land-Grant Holy Land recruiting team will have much more on Jacolbe Cowan, and what his commitment means for the Buckeyes in the near future.