Four-star IMG Academy defensive back Lejond Cavazos has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Friday.
Finish what I started,
— Lej (@lejondaryy) April 12, 2019
Cavazos is the No. 283 prospect in the 2020 class, the No. 23 safety and the No. 41 recruit coming out of Florida in the class. He is classified as a safety by 247Sports but can play cornerback, where he is expected to play at Ohio State.
The Cavazos File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-1, 190 lbs.
- Pos: CB
- School: IMG Academy, Miami, Fla.
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 21 (S)
The Texas native made the move to Bradenton to be a part of the country's top athletic program. He had offers from schools like Miami (FL), Alabama and Florida. The defensive back blew away scouts at The Opening Regionals in Miami in February, when he ran a 4.40 40-yard dash, and he remains in the showcase's top-five in special ops rating.
Cavazos committed to Ohio State in June 2018 but de-committed after former head coach Urban Meyer announced his retirement Dec. 4. Secondary coach Jeff Hafley and new head coach Ryan Day have done some damage control with Cavazos, even though Ohio State was never out of the question with Cavazos after his decommitment. The IMG Academy product was in Columbus for the March 23 Student Appreciation Day event and spring practice, where he had a productive conversation with Day.
Cavazos is the eighth commitment of Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class and the first cornerback. His addition to the 2020 class is crucial for the Buckeyes after they didn't bring in any cornerbacks in the 2019 class and face the final year from redshirt senior cornerback Damon Arnette. There's also the potential for junior Jeffrey Okudah to declare for the NFL Draft with a solid enough showing in 2019 too.