Jacksonville Robert E. Lee five-star cornerback Jaheim Singletary included Ohio State in his top four earlier this week alongside Clemson, Florida and Georgia and also announced he’ll make his college decision on Jan. 2.
The 6-1, 170-pound Singletary is considered the fifth-best cornerback and No. 10 prospect overall in the class of 2022, as he recorded 18 tackles, six pass break ups, three interceptions and one blocked field goal to lead the Generals to an appearance in the state semifinals this fall.
He landed an offer from the Buckeyes in early November, whereas the Bulldogs (May 2019), Gators (June) and (July) have been in contact much longer, but it’s clear head coach Ryan Day and defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs have made quite the impression in just a few short weeks.
Ohio State has recruited Jacksonville well in recent years, landing five-star cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Tyreke Johnson in 2017 and 2018, respectively, as well as four-star running back Marcus Crowley in 2019. All three players hailed from Trinity Christian Academy, though, so it remains to be seen if the Buckeyes can break through elsewhere in the city.
Ohio State already holds one commitment at cornerback for the class of 2022 in West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star Jyaire Brown, but hope to add two more at the position. In addition to Singletary, the Buckeyes have been keeping tabs on Houston North Shore five-star Denver Harris; Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei five-star Domani Jackson; Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South five-star Will Johnson; and St. Louis Lutheran North four-star Toriano Pride.
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