Ohio State four-star cornerback commit Jyaire Brown announced on Tuesday night he will be transferring from New Orleans Warren Easton to West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West to finish out his high school career.
— Jyaire “Hollywood” Brown💫 (@jyairebrown13) June 9, 2020
The 6-0, 165-pound Brown, who considered the 16th-best cornerback and No. 122 prospect overall in the class of 2022, was born in Ohio but moved to Louisiana when he was 4 years old. His older brother, Lonnell, was a standout defensive back at Cincinnati Colerain, where he played under Lakota West head coach Tom Bolden.
Brown landed an offer from the Buckeyes on April 17 and committed just five days later without ever visiting campus. Had he remained in New Orleans, he could have become the first player from the state of Louisiana to sign with Ohio State since Metairie Archbishop Rummel defensive tackle Nader Abdallah in 2004.
Brown, who recorded 25 pass break ups and two interceptions to help the Eagles to the state championship game last fall, will instead team up with 2022 four-star offensive tackle commit Tegra Tshabola. The Firebirds are coming off their first playoff appearance in five years, and Brown’s addition undoubtedly increases their chances of making it for the second straight year.
Lakota West is scheduled to host defending state champion Cincinnati La Salle in the 2020 season opener, which means Brown and Tshabola will have an early season test against a team that notably features 2021 Ohio State defensive back commits Jaylen Johnson and Devonta Smith.
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