Ohio State “officially” added another freshman to the fold on Nov. 24 as Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy cornerback Lejond Cavazos shed his black stripe. He’s the 24th member of Ohio State’s 2020 class to earn that distinction and the 27th player to lose his stripe this season.
“I want to thank God and my family,” Cavazos told his teammates in a video posted to Twitter. “And shoutout to BIA – they’re making me a lot better. And Zone 6 also. I want to say shoutout to (defensive coordinator Kerry) Coombs. Appreciate you for brining me in. And go Bucks.”
Cavazos came to Ohio State as a four-star prospect, ranking as the No. 352 player and No. 26 cornerback in the 247Sports composite rankings. With Cavazos off the board, defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan, who has been dealing with an injury, is the last remaining freshman with a black stripe on his helmet.