Ohio State's No. 1 cornerback target is reportedly back on the market.
After not having a player decommit from the program since 2016, the Tigers have lost commitments from two players in Hancock and five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, who remains uncommitted since pledging to Clemson in April.
Shortly before Hancock's decommitment was reported, a Crystal Ball prediction from 247Sports' national recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong was placed for Hancock to land with the Buckeyes. Wiltfong dropped a “Confidence Rating” of 9 on a scale of 1-10, meaning he believes it is a near lock that Hancock will commit to Ohio State.
Look for Hancock to reopen the process shortly.
The No. 5 cornerback in the Top247 feels comfortable with the people in Columbus and loves the player development at the position. He visited during the fall and was going to return for an official in June
Hancock's recruitment hit a momentous turn in September when he first made contact with the Buckeye coaching staff, and an unofficial visit for the Wisconsin game in October began to ramp things up heavily.
“(The coaches) really like me,” Hancock told Eleven Warriors in January. “They really want me to become a Buckeye. That’s why I really like those guys and their history of their DBs.”
Hancock maintains great relationships with several commits in Ohio State's 2021 class, speaking with them on a daily basis, and his relationships are continuing to grow with Ryan Day and Kerry Coombs.