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Ohio State target sets commitment date

Four-star Lejond Cavazos announced his commitment date alongside his top schools.

SB Nation

Lejond Cavazos’ (Bradenton, FL / IMG Academy) recruitment has been a roller coaster to say the least. The four-star safety decommitted from the Ohio State program back in December due to former head coach Urban Meyer’s departure from the program. Following his announcement, he said that Ohio State would remain a contender for his services, but his status with the program was up in the air.

Fast-forward to late last month, and Cavazos made his first trip back to Columbus since his decommitment. After the visit, optimism regarding if he would rejoin the class began to rise but schools like Georgia, Miami and Oregon remain in the fold.

Lejond watch is nearing an end, as he announced on Twitter that he has come to a decision on when he will announce his commitment.

The only question that remains is who he will choose.

Cavazos is a huge prospect for the Buckeyes. Ryan Day’s 2020 recruiting class is shaping up to be one for the ages, but the classes only downfall is the lack of defensive players. As of this moment, the Buckeyes do not have a single defensive prospect verbally committed to the program in this year’s class.

Day seems to have Ohio State back in the driver’s seat, which is a statement to his recruiting abilities. It isn’t easy for a first year coach to hang with the best recruiters in the country, especially following one of the best college football has ever seen. However, if Day is able to secure a commitment from Cavazos, it will be impossible for the college football world not to take notice.

Cavazos is ranked No. 22 at his position and No. 288 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Ohio State currently holds 93 percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.

4-star DE lists Ohio State among top schools

Four-star defensive end Braiden McGregor (Port Huron, MI / Port Huron Northern) has seen his recruitment take off as of late.

The past weekend he competed at Nike’s The Opening’s Massillon regional camp held at Washington Massillon High School in Ohio. McGregor shined at the event and earned the honor of being named one of the events “Final 5 Linemen.”

During the event, McGregor spoke to and mentioned that he was ready to announce his top ten schools. On Monday, we learned who those schools were. Hint: Ohio State made the cut.

Alongside the Buckeyes, McGregor included Alabama, Florida, LSU, Clemson, Miami, Oregon, Notre Dame, Penn State and Michigan in his top ten schools.

McGregor has kept his recruitment close to his chest and up until this point it was uncertain as to who exactly was leading in his recruitment. While Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame have been the perceived favorites, nothing was certain until now.

The blue-chip DE has his first official spring visited slated for Notre Dame on April 5 but Ohio State is expected to earn one as well and it would likely be for later this month. Because he is taking official visits this spring, McGregor will likely come to a decision before his senior season begins.

McGregor is ranked as the No. 11 strong-side DE and the No. 201 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.