The Ohio State football program has been doing great on the recruiting trail this offseason. We saw how they finished up the 2024 recruiting class. Now, the Buckeyes are doing a great job starting their 2025 recruiting class off with a bang, thanks to Tim Walton.
As we saw yesterday, Walton helped the Buckeyes land Na'eem Offord. The Buckeyes now have the two best corners in the country for the 2025 class. Now Ohio State is projected to get another five-star defensive back, which would be ridiculous if they could get it.
Ohio State is now predicted to get Faheem Delane, the top-rated safety in the 2025 recruiting class. Delane is from Olney, Maryland, and would be the third five-star defensive back to commit to the Buckeyes in this class. Walton and new safeties coach Matt Guerrieri have been hitting the trail hard.
Delane stands at 6'3 and 195 pounds. He looks like a Sonny Styles-type of player and is a real thumper when he comes up to stop the run. That doesn't mean that he can't cover in the passing game though. He is the ideal safety for Jim Knowles' system.
All of the big programs want Delane. Other than Ohio State, he holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Penn State, and Texas just to name a few. Since he is the best safety in the country, he can pick and choose wherever he wants to go.
If the Ohio State football program is able to hold onto both Sanchez and Offord and get a commitment from Delane, it could be the greatest backfield ever assembled in one recruiting class. They would be really tough to pass against in a few years when everyone gets to campus.
No official commitment has been made, but the Buckeyes seem to be the favorite to land another great defensive back.