Five-Star Defensive End Shemar Stewart Includes Ohio State in His Top Five

By Garrick Hodge on August 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm
Shemar Stewart

It's cool enough to announce a top five. It's a whole other power move to announce your top five by launching your own website. 

That's exactly what 2022 five-star defensive end and Ohio State target Shemar Stewart did Thursday evening with a top five that includes Ohio State, Texas A&M, Miami, Georgia and Clemson. 

Stewart is rated as the No. 8 overall prospect and the third-best defensive lineman in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. Even though two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions have forecasted the talented pass-rusher will end up in Miami, Ohio State could be in good shape with Stewart.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound prospect visited Columbus in early June for a camp and also visited LSU, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Texas A&M and Miami three times. He told On3 he will take official visits to both Texas A&M and Ohio State this fall; according to 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins, the frontrunners to land Stewart are Texas A&M, Ohio State and Miami, with the Aggies “holding a slight edge.”

Stewart‘s biggest draw to Ohio State is the opportunity to play for defensive line coach Larry Johnson.

“I really like coach Johnson,” Stewart told On3. “He is an amazing coach and a great teacher. I can see why people call him the legend.”

No defensive lineman has committed to OSU in the current cycle. Top defensive line targets for Ohio State in the 2022 class besides Stewart include Enai WhiteKenyatta JacksonMarvin Jones Jr.Caden CurryHero KanuChris McClellanOmari Abor and Christen Miller

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