Ohio State Cornerback Commit Jordan Hancock Opts Back Into Senior Season

By Zack Carpenter on October 8, 2020 at 4:32 pm
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Jordan Hancock (Rusty Mansell/247Sports)

Jordan Hancock will be playing out his final season of high school football after all.

The four-star Ohio State cornerback commit opted out of his senior year in August, but Hancock's father told 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong that his son has opted back into his senior season at North Gwinnett (Georgia) High School.

In August, Hancock had decided then it was best for him to not play in the fall because both his parents have underlying health conditions, but the family reached a decision Wednesday for him to rejoin his teammates and play his final prep season. Hancock also plans to play in the All-American Bowl on Jan. 2

North Gwinnett, which has a 3-2 record midway through the 2020 campaign, has five games left in the regular season and will play its next game at 7:30 p.m. against 4-0 North Cobb.

Hancock was one of five Ohio State commits in the 2021 class to opt out of playing in their final seasons of high school football, joining Jack Sawyer, TreVeyon Henderson, Sam Hart and Evan Pryor

While Sawyer (Ohio) did not opt back into his final season, Henderson (Virginia) and Pryor (North Carolina) have not been given that option as fall high school football remains sidelined in their states. Meanwhile, Hart (Colorado) is set to play in his season opener on Friday for Cherokee Trail with his state reinstating high school football this fall.

Hancock's future cornerback teammates in the Buckeyes' 2021 class, Jakailin Johnson and Denzel Burke, are also set to play in their season openers this weekend with St. Louis County (Johnson) and Arizona (Burke) also having reinstated fall football.

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