Ohio State football projected to land five-star DB for 2025

The Ohio State football team has been adding premium talent to the roster in the last couple of months. Now they're projected to add one of the best recruits in the country ahead of his visit to campus
Sep 16, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Cornerbacks coach Tim Walton warms up his players for the NCAA
Sep 16, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Cornerbacks coach Tim Walton warms up his players for the NCAA / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

The Ohio State football team had another top-five recruiting class for 2024. Although they don't get official credit for Julian Sayin because he enrolled at Alabama briefly, adding him would have given the Buckeyes the second-best recruiting class in the country.

The Buckeyes are looking to keep that momentum going for the 2025 recruiting class. They added a big-time defensive back not that long ago to that class. Now they are projected to land another stud in the secondary ahead of his visit to Columbus.

Ohio State is projected to land Na'eem Offord, a cornerback from Birmingham, Alabama. He is rated as the 6th overall recruit in the country and the second-best corner. The best corner is Devin Sanchez, whom the Buckeyes already have a commitment from.

Tim Walton is doing a fantastic job on the recruiting trail. Besides these two corners, the Buckeyes are also projected to land corner Dorian Brew, the 16th-best player in the country. Walton is just trying to assemble the best possible cornerback room.

The Ohio State football team used to be known for having a ridiculously good secondary. That fell off a bit in the early 2020s and Ryan Day wants to build the backend back up. Adding this level of cornerback talent is essential since two of the top three corners will be leaving the Buckeyes after this year. Only Davison Igbinosun returns.

Offord is going to visit Ohio State very soon, so getting a crystal ball projection for him ahead of time is huge. That means that all the Buckeyes need to do is not screw it up while he's on campus and he'll commit. Of course, things can always change with NIL down the line.

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It'd be really nice to land a commitment from this kid, but 2025 is a long time from now. His recruitment won't stop with a commitment.