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Ohio State Adds To In-State Haul With Four-Star Cornerback Aaron Scott

By July 30, 2023 (6:40 pm)Football

Ohio State landed one of the program’s top remaining targets in 2024 on Sunday, as Springfield, Ohio, four-star cornerback Aaron Scott (6-0, 170) announced his commitment to the Buckeyes over Michigan.

Scott is the No. 52 overall prospect and fifth-ranked cornerback in 2024, and he is the second-best prospect in Ohio behind only Cleveland Glenville four-star cornerback Bryce West (5-11, 177), who committed to Ohio State in June.

Like with West, the main competition for Scott was Michigan. The Wolverines hosted him for an official visit the weekend of June 16-18 and Scott visited Ohio State the following weekend, with his recruitment seemingly coming down to the rival programs.

Scott received his offer last summer after camping with the Buckeyes and had made several returning visits to Columbus along with his most recent official visit. While Ohio State was viewed as a favorite during the recruitment due to the in-state factor, Scott said that he did not know what school he ultimately wanted to attend, even as he announced his commitment date.

But, a potential hint was dropped in that his commitment date doubled as the birthday of his father, who is a noted Ohio State fan. Scott offered further suspense during his commitment ceremony, systematically eliminating Oregon and Ohio State backpacks before picking up a Michigan bag, and unzipping it to unveil an Ohio State jersey before announcing his commitment to the Buckeyes.

Scott finished last season with 21 tackles (three for loss) with five interceptions and a fumble recovery for Springfield, displaying impressive ball skills and dominating in coverage. Scott also has an accomplished athletic profile, adding basketball and track and field to his list of sports in high school along with football.

Scott and West, along with Chandler (Ariz.) Basha four-star Miles Lockhart (5-10, 185), make for a trio of commitments for cornerbacks coach Tim Walton. While Ohio State continues to recruit Waco (Texas) Connally five-star cornerback Kobe Black (6-0, 190), he is likely the last option the Buckeyes would consider at cornerback for the class with three already in two.

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