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4-star Ohio State safety target sets commitment date

Four-star safety Jordan Morant will be announcing his school of choice at the 2020 All-American Game.

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Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class is already appearing to be historically good. The 247Sports Class Rankings have the Buckeyes as the No. 9 recruiting class in the country and that is with only eight verbal commitments.

The most recent addition to the class was four-star safety Lejond Cavazos, who re-committed to the program April 12. The addition marked the first defensive player to commit to the class.

The Buckeyes are hoping to add another safety to the class and now have a better idea of when that may happen. Four-star safety target Jordan Morant (Oradell, NJ / Bergen Catholic) announced he will making his decision the day of the 2020 All-American Game to be held Jan. 4.

The four-star safety has long been tied to the Ohio State program. Back in early April, he listed the program among his top-10 schools.

Currently, Big Ten foes Michigan and Penn State are the two favorites to land his commitment. However, the last school he visited was Ohio State on April 22 and with the visit being fresh in his mind, the Buckeyes’ chances appear better, even if they are small.

There is still plenty of time between now and his commitment date and he may not even have a final school yet so anything is possible still.

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Johnson has not yet been added to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but he is building an impressive offer list early in his recruitment. Schools like Michigan, Penn State, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville and others have all offered the him an official scholarship offer.

The Maryland native has yet to take any visits to schools, so getting in early on his recruitment will likely play a big role in Ohio State’s chances in the future.