Four-star New Jersey linebacker Cody Simon has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Saturday afternoon.
After much deliberation with my family and coaches, I have made the decision to attend THE Ohio State UniversityI am grateful to now be able to focus on my team and our success for the 2019 season. pic.twitter.com/e2CTj4U0VW— Cody Simon (@Cody_Simon30) June 29, 2019
Simon chose the Buckeyes over Nebraska and Notre Dame, and he had offers from schools like Notre Dame, Stanford, Virginia Tech and others.
The Simon File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-1, 218 pounds
- Pos: OLB
- School: St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, New Jersey)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 10 (OLB)
Simon was one of the last 2020 prospects to receive an Ohio State offer, as his offer wasn't extended until May 7. His older brother, Shayne, is going into his sophomore year as a linebacker at Notre Dame.
Simon must have seen what he needed to see on his primary visit to Ohio State last weekend – he made a brief visit in May – as he chose a different path than his brother.
Ohio State has been able to tap into the New Jersey pipeline a bit with new secondary coach Jeff Hafley having connections in the area, and that's who began the connection between Simon and Ohio State.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||No. 8||No. 1||JUNE 28, 2018|
|JACK MILLER||QB||No. 71||No. 2 (PRO-STYLE)||JULY 1, 2018|
|LUKE WYPLER||C||No. 61||No. 1||JULY 7, 2018|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||No. 89||No. 18||NOVEMBER 4, 2018|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||No. 66||No. 13||DECEMBER 25, 2018|
|JAKOB JAMES||OG||No. 790||No. 71 (OT)||JANUARY 21, 2019|
|TREY LEROUX||OT||No. 1,079||No. 94||MARCH 11, 2019|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||No. 251||No. 20 (S)||APRIL 12, 2019|
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||No. 5||No. 1||MAY 31, 2019|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||N/A||No. 1||JUNE 4, 2019|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OT||No. 385||No. 32||JUNE 9, 2019|
|TY HAMILTON||DE||No. 771||No. 39 (SDE)||JUNE 16, 2019|
|CLARK PHILLIPS||CB||No. 46||No. 4||JUNE 21, 2019|
|CODY SIMON||LB||No. 154||No. 10 (OLB)||JUNE 29, 2019|
Simon is the 14th commitment to Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class and will likely redshirt his first year, barring a solid first impression upon arriving on campus. He's expected to play a pure linebacker role.