Jerron Cage, a 2017 four-star DT from Cincinnati's Winton Woods, is officially the eighth commitment of Ohio State's already epic class:
Mark Pantoni, Ohio State's Director of Player Personnel, confirmed the commitment moments ago, albeit in an atypical, roundabout fashion:
Cage, the country's 17th-ranked defensive tackle in the 2017 class, was offered by the Buckeyes just over a month ago after an exceptional performance at one-day camp at Ohio State. He worked extensively with Ohio State's Larry Johnson that day and it's clear the Buckeyes' defensive line coach liked what he saw.
The Cage File
- Class: 2017
- Size: 6-3/275
- Pos: DT
- School: Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 17
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Cage has offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Illinois and Louisville to go along with Ohio State and has been recruited hard by the Buckeyes' Kerry Coombs. Cage's older brother, Daniel, was recruited by Ohio State in the 2014 class but ended up at Notre Dame.
Many had speculated that Cage could be a Buckeye soon – as soon as Friday Night Lights – but it appears that he was ready to make a move and join the nation's top-ranked 2017 class as soon as possible.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Cage's commitment soon.