Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren four-star cornerback Jantzen Dunn listed Ohio State among his top seven schools over the weekend alongside Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Tennessee and USC.
— Jantzen Dunn (@JantzenDunn) March 28, 2020
The 6-2, 178-pound Dunn is considered the 22nd-best athlete and No. 318 prospect overall in the class of 2021, as he recorded 37 tackles and an interception to help the Spartans to the state playoffs last season.
Dunn has been in contact with the Buckeyes since he attended the 28-17 win over Penn State last November, and he finally landed an offer from head coach Ryan Day and defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs during another unofficial visit on March 4.
Ohio State immediately picked up a pair of 247Sports crystal ball predictions, though it’s worth noting Dunn’s father, Mitchell, attended Miami and played for the Hurricanes’ basketball team in the mid-1990s.
The Buckeyes already hold three commitments at the cornerback position in St. Louis De Smet Jesuit four-star Jakailin Johnson, Nashville Ensworth four-star Andre Turrentine and Cincinnati La Salle three-star Devonta Smith, which leaves Dunn; Virginia Beach (Va.) Princess Anne five-star Tony Grimes; Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star Kamar Wilcoxson; and Katy, Texas, four-star Hunter Washington all vying for the one — or two — spots left in the class.
Ohio State has not signed a player from the Bluegrass State since Louisville (Ky.) Trinity three-star cornerback Rodjay Burns in 2016. He played in seven games as a true freshman, returning an interception for a touchdown in the season-opening win over Bowling Green, but transferred to Louisville the following offseason.
The Buckeyes are among the favorites to land Lexington Frederick Douglass four-star offensive guard Jager Burton, as well, so there’s a chance that dry spell comes to an end this cycle.