Williamstown, New Jersey five-star safety Keon Sabb listed Ohio State in his top 15 schools, along with Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
Sabb ranks as the No. 13 overall player and the No. 1 safety in the 2022 class, as well as the top prospect from the state of New Jersey, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. In the 247Sports rankings, Sabb jumps to No. 8 overall while maintaining his top spot among safeties.
The 6-3, 195-pound corner had 32 offers that he trimmed down to 15 with this announcement, and was compared to Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons by 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn.
“Excellent frame for free safety. Carries 175 pounds well and can easily add 20 pounds. High-level basketball player. Has skill set for free safety and nickel. Quick feet. Has loose hips and can turn and run with receiver. Drives well on ball in front. Tracks ball and is instinctive,” Dohn wrote. “Plays physical in run game. Needs to be more aggressive attacking ball. Often leads with shoulder rather than wrapping when tackling. Fine-tuning footwork important. Adding strength throughout frame needed. Multi-year starter at top 15 program with early-round NFL Draft ceiling.”
Ohio State currently does not have a safety commit in its 2022 class, with its only defensive back commitment being West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star cornerback Jyaire Brown. In the 2021 class, the Buckeyes have three safety commits: Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren four-star Jantzen Dunn, Cincinnati La Salle three-star Jaylen Johnson and Nashville Ensworth four-star Andre Turrentine.
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