The Buckeyes land 2025 DB Jontae Gilbert

The Ohio State football program is still putting the finishing touches on the Class of 2023 and weaving the fabric of the Class of 2024, but it wrapped up the first point for the Class of 2025 on Friday.

Atlanta-area product and defensive back Jontae Gilbert announced his commitment to Ohio State on his Twitter account to get the recruiting cycle started. It’s too early for Gilbert to have any sort of rankings, but the Buckeyes came in early on the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder and must like what they see.

Gilbert has offers from Arkansas, Buffalo, Florida A&M and Georgia Tech, and you’re almost betting on his notoriety and class ranking to be on the rise after news of OSU being high on him. You can also bet that other programs will try to nudge Gilbert over time, so Ohio State will have to make sure they stay connected with plenty more time before he does. can officially sign on the dotted line.

Hopefully the positive news on the recruiting front can be a ray of sunshine for some OSU fans unhappy with some high-profile recruiting losses lately.

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