Ohio State football program lands commitment from in-state running back

The Ohio State football program was able to hold off both Alabama and Georgia in order to land this Cleveland product.
Recruit Bo Jackson visits Ohio Stadium during the Ohio State, Michigan game.

Bo Jackson
Recruit Bo Jackson visits Ohio Stadium during the Ohio State, Michigan game. Bo Jackson / Lori Schmidt / Columbus Dispatch / USA

It has been since the Spring Game that the Ohio State football program has landed a recruiting commitment. At that time, the Buckeyes got a flurry of them. The Buckeyes have lost a recruit since then, but haven't gained anyone for the 2025 recruiting class.

That changed on Tuesday evening after they got word that Bo Jackson had pledged his commitment to Ohio State. Jackson is a four-star running back who is from Cleveland. He was one of the ten recruits who visited the Ohio State football program last weekend.

Jackson stands at six feet tall and is 205 pounds. He is a guy that can run over people as well as run around them. One thing that's a little underrated about his game is his ability to pick up blizters, something that Ryan Day looks for. Blocking is something running backs have to do at Ohio State.

Ohio State had to fight off some big-time programs in order to get Jackson. He chose the Buckeyes over Alabama and Georgia, who were the other two finalists on his list. It's always good to win a recruiting battle over those two powerhouse programs.

It's also always good to keep a good player from the state of Ohio in the state of Ohio. Day recruits nationally, but he still likes to keep the best players in the state. That's what he's done with Tavien St. Clair, who is now the second-best recruit in the entire country.

Ohio State is inching closer to Notre Dame for the top spot in the recruiting rankings. They still sit at second and now have 13 commitments for the 2025 recruiting class. They have a real shot to get to that top spot by the time Signing Day comes and goes.


Jackson is going to be a good player for the Buckeyes. They should be excited to have him.