Wednesday was a banner day for the Ohio State Buckeyes and their recruiting class, and one reason for that is the commitment of five-star defensive end Jashon Cornell to add to the other announcement that his buddy, five-star linebacker Justin Hilliard, would also be attending school in Columbus to play football.
Cornell, out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the third-rated weak-side defensive end and a five-star prospect according to the 247 Sports Rankings. He had offers from the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan State Spartans, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Penn State Nittany Lions.
But in the end, Cornell decided that he wanted to take his talents to Columbus and help create one of the biggest defensive forces with his friend Hilliard, whom he had met at an Iowa camp just a few years ago.
Last season as a junior, Cornell recorded 70 tackles, including 20 for loss with an amazing 15 sacks.
With these two now in the fold, you can almost see the worrying about the 2015 class that was there just two months ago fly right out the window.
May was a slow month, but June picked up a little more, and July has already topped everything that has happened so far in the entire class.