Four-Star Defensive End Jashon Cornell Commits to Ohio State

By Jordan Wagner on July 2, 2014 at 10:12a
Jashon Cornell

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The Buckeyes added commitment number 12 for their 2015 class when Jashon Cornell announced his decision to select Ohio State over Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Penn State.

Cornell, a four-star defensive lineman from Minnesota, also had offers from the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford and UCLA. 

The Cornell File

  • Class 2015
  • Position DE
  • Size 6-4/260
  • School  Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Composite ★★★★
  • Rank 3 (DE)

While the 6-foot-4, 260-pound lineman is listed as a weakside defensive end, he worked out at defensive tackle during Nike Football Training Camp in Columbus in June. His performance helped him secure an invite to "The Opening," which takes place July 7-10.

Following a visit to Ohio State prior to NFTC Columbus, the Buckeyes became a legit contender for his eventual commitment. Prior to his visit, there was little to no buzz surrounding Cornell and the Buckeyes. 

Cornell has repeatedly mentioned wanting to play with five-star linebacker Justin Hilliard and he'll get his wish. Cornell also formed strong relationships with Larry Johnson Sr. and Urban Meyer. 

"I have a very good connection with both of them," Cornell said of Larry Johnson Sr. and Urban Meyer. "When I was [at Ohio State], it felt like family."

While he was originally expected to announce a decision on August 28, he decided this weekend to move his decision date up to today. 

Cornell, the nation's 37th overall prospect according to 247Sports composite rankings, helped lead Cretin Derham Hall to a 7-3 record with 70 tackles (20 for a loss), 15 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. When released their initial "Top 300" for the 2015 class, Cornell was the top-ranked player in the country, although he's dipped slightly since that initial list.



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"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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OSUpawn's picture

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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Crimson's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye family!

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Zimmy07's picture

That's my favorite so far.

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Unky Buck's picture

Winner for the day, in my book! Hard to beat the Swedish Chef!


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toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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Mi.Buckeye's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation young man.

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Nappy's picture

Welcome back, 11W

Fan of bacon since 1981

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BuckeyeGroove's picture

First time I ever wanted a Tickel me Elmo!! LOL!! I'm going to have to go through my 6 year olds old toys to see if there is one similar to that one in there somewhere!! Wish me luck.

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WOW!  And I thought "high and tight" was a haircut style....

I'd tickle that Elmo...

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You can take the man out of Ohio, but you cannot take the Ohio out of the man. Go Bucks!!

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"'s what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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OSUpawn's picture

We will take all of those today!

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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Did I really need italics to prove sarcasm in that statement, DV dumbass?

Go Bucks!

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GIFs killed 11W!!!  Now thats a real GIF party!!

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OSUpawn's picture

The server after Hilliard committed.

The server after Cornell committed.

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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On our way to #1

A win over TTUN is one of the most important annual milestones I can think of!

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Glad to know 11W has at least 4 female members.

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OSUpawn's picture

After watching this for the last 5 minutes minute I notice the two guys not watching this amazing talent.  Odd?!?

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

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Bang bang Wednesday.. Welocome big dog..


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"That's God," St. Peter replied. "But he thinks he's Woody Hayes."

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BierStube's picture

Meanwhile ... in Ann Arbor ...

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Jabrill Peppers just crapped his pants.

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best animated .gif ever. :)

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The aftershock commitment so big, it broke the site!

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Love the Gray Box treatment.  Thanks for finding a way to bring that back.  Boom!

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AndyVance's picture

AGREE! I can't believe no one else noticed that. Well played staff, well played!

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Welcome to Buckeye Nation young man!

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This is a nine star day, wow.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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Eventually a 10 star day 

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 - License to kill gophers (wolverines, badgers, etc) by the government of the United Nations

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there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

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Oh yeah, busted that Notre Dame pipeline at CDH!

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blocko330's picture

I don't like to admit it (cause obviously things can change) but if I've done my research right it looks like Ohio State is ranked highest on ESecPN's "2015 Class Rankings" thus far (#6) out of all other the other sites....They clearly didn't think we'd be landing these players...wait, that wasn't sarcastic.

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Jashon you are most welcome to Buckeye nation. and i think Alex Malzone needs to reconsider how he'll be feeling after leaving columbus with the defense Meyer is putting together.

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Bichigan

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You knew this was coming.

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“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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It's UFM's fault!

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Groveport Heisman's picture

I'm very surprised the staff or nobody else has mentioned that Mr. Cornell hails from the same high school that brought the Miami Hurricanes Seantrel Henderson and his father. Nothing major I just thought it was kind of neat considering everything that surrounded that recruitment then,and here we are 4 years later landing a great young man.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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The value of Larry Johnson as a recruiter is becoming manifest. I doubt if you could get a non-PC answer, but I'd love to know if he finds recruiting for OSU easier than PSU. Just the prospect of living in an urban city instead of an Appalachian hamlet has to be more attractive to recruits from eastern cities. Yes, I know Cornell is from Minneapolis, but I'm thinking Sweat, Haskins, Green, et al. 

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Welcome to the Buckeyes Jashon!