Who will be the next recruit to commit to the Ohio State football team?

It's been a productive recruiting month for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Who will be the next to commit to their 2025 recruiting class?
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The Buckeyes have picked up four new commitments to their 2025 recruiting class this month. This weekend is another huge recruiting weekend for Ryan Day and his Ohio State football program as they host some of their top targets. Five-star tackle David Sanders, top-ten running back Jordon Davison, and fifth-rated cornerback Dorian Brew lead an impressive group that will be in Columbus. Who will be the next to pledge to the Buckeyes’ top-ranked recruiting class?

My choice for the next to commit is offensive lineman Jake Cook. The 6’5”, 295-pounder from Westerville North High School de-committed from Louisville on Tuesday just days after receiving a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes. Cook worked out for offensive line coach Justin Frye earlier in the month and then again at an OSU one-day camp on June 12th before receiving the offer. He’s one of those visiting Ohio State this weekend.

The Buckeyes are recruiting Cook as a center. When you watch him, you see he’s athletic, has very good feet, and shows the ability to get out to the second level and block linebackers (something OSU’s interior offensive linemen have struggled with at times recently).

He also has quite a mean streak. Cook doesn’t want to just put a defender on the ground, he wants to plant him in the ground. He’s worked hard to transform his once flabby physique into something far more solid. Right now, he’s listed as the 39th interior lineman by 247 Sports. But he’s considered a bit of a late bloomer and is expected to rise in the rankings over the next few months.

When you consider his de-commitment from Louisville just days after receiving an Ohio State offer and combine it with Cook having always dreamed of playing for the Buckeyes, I think he’ll announce his decision to join their 2025 recruiting class no later than the end of the weekend.