Signed: Four-star defensive end Omari Abor gives Ohio State a talented passer off the edge

Breathe, Buckeye fans.

Exactly a month later Omari Abour Signed to Ohio State on Jan. 2, the four-star defensive end from Texas put his pen to paper and officially signed his national letter of intent with the Buckeyes on Wednesday.

It was far from a certainty a month ago. After committing to Ohio State in the Under Armor All-American Bowl, Abor told reporters he will still be visiting schools over the next month, and many in recruiting circles believe that OSU is expected to fight off late surges from Texas and Texas A&M. .

But the past month has actually been relatively drama-free. Abor remained solid in his commitment to Ohio State and never ended up making visits elsewhere.

The Abor file

  • To classify: 2022
  • Cut: 6 feet 4/240 pounds
  • Pos: OF
  • The school: Duncanville (Duncanville, TX)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite ranking: #62 (#6 EDGE)

Abor first went to Columbus for an official visit in June, then things quietened down for a few months on the Ohio State front. His interest in the Buckeyes picked up again in the fall, particularly when he returned for an Oct. 30 game visit against Penn State, during which he bonded with a future teammate and another 2022 signee. . CJ Hickswho sent out various tweets after the trip in an attempt to recruit Abor to OSU.

Now that Abor is officially signed and in the fold, Ohio State can focus on what a player of Abor’s caliber brings: a pass thrower with the knack of becoming a game wrecker at the following.

Tenacity and chase skills are a must for a pass-rusher, and Abor is equipped with both. It’s unclear if he’ll be ready to see the field in any meaningful snaps in his freshman year, but Johnson has proven during his tenure that he’ll put real first-year defensive linemen on the field. ‘they are ready.

According to 247Sports composite rankings, Abor is ranked the 62nd best prospect nationally and the sixth best point player. During his senior season, Abor led Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas) to a 13-2 record as the Panthers narrowly failed in the Texas State Championship Game 6A.

Abor is a major addition to Ohio State’s 2022 defensive line class, which also includes Hero Kanu, Kenyatta Jackson Jr. and Curry Caden. Couple that with the 2021 defensive line class of Jack Sawyer, JT Tuimoloau, Mike Hall and Tyleik Williams, and Larry Johnson has no shortage of young defensive linemen to work with.

Comments are closed.