Ohio Three-star 2025 Tight End Brody Lennon Commits to Ohio State

By Garrick Hodge on June 27, 2024 at 1:33 pm
Brody Lennon

Keenan Bailey has put the finishing touches on his 2025 class.

Before last December, Ohio State hadn't signed two tight ends in a recruiting class since 2016. In his second year as the Buckeyes' tight ends coach, Bailey has just secured the team's second straight multiple-tight end class with the commitment of three-star Ohio prospect Brody Lennon on Thursday.

The Lennon File

  • Class: 2025
  • Size: 6-4/220
  • Pos: Tight End
  • School: Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills, Ohio)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: #608 (#30 TE)

Lennon earned his offer from Ohio State on June 13 following an impressive workout at Ohio State's recruiting camp. In turn, he secured his place in the Buckeyes' 2025 recruiting class. The offer meant a lot to the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lennon, who like many Ohio prospects was a die-hard Buckeyes fan growing up.

"It felt amazing, I always grew up an OSU fan and my dad went there," Lennon told Eleven Warriors of his offer. "Coach Bailey felt I had a good camp and I already had a workout with him in May so it was more just so the other coaches could see me."

Prior to the offer, Lennon had a strong relationship with Kentucky and may very well have been headed toward a collegiate career in Lexington, but the opportunity to play for OSU was too good to pass up. He also took official visits to Missouri and Wisconsin over the summer.

With Lennon's commitment, Ohio State now has 20 commitments in the 2025 class and two tight ends, as he joins four-star Oklahoma prospect Nate Roberts. Roberts and Lennon bonded during the pair's official visit to Columbus this weekend and will now hope to be impact players at OSU.

Pos Name Rating Rank Size School
CB DEVIN SANCHEZ ★★★★★ #5 NATL | #1 CB 6-2 | 170 North Shore (Houston, Texas)
CB NA'EEM OFFORD ★★★★★ #6 NATL | #2 CB 6-1 | 185 Parker (Birmingham, Alabama)
QB TAVIEN ST. CLAIR ★★★★★ #14 NATL | #3 QB 6-4 | 210 Bellefontaine (Bellefontaine, Ohio)
S FAHEEM DELANE ★★★★ #34 NATL | #2 S 6-2 | 195 Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland)
LB TARVOS ALFORD ★★★★ #47 NATL | #5 LB 6-2 | 210 Vero Beach (Vero Beach, Florida)
WR QUINCY PORTER ★★★★ #49 NATL | #8 WR 6-3 | 190 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, New Jersey)
OT CARTER LOWE ★★★★ #54 NATL | #7 OT 6-5 | 290 Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio)
DE ZAHIR MATHIS ★★★★ #60 NATL | #5 Edge 6-6 | 225 Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
DE ZION GRADY ★★★★ #66 NATL | #6 Edge 6-4 | 235 Enterprise (Enterprise, Alabama)
RB BO JACKSON ★★★★ #81 NATL | #5 RB 6-0 | 205 Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio)
DE LONDON MERRITT ★★★★ #116 NATL | #13 DL 6-2 | 250 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
TE NATE ROBERTS ★★★★ #132 NATL | #6 TE 6-4 | 235 Washington (Washington, Oklahoma)
S DESHAWN STEWART ★★★★ #295 NATL | #26 S 6-2 | 185 DePaul Catholic (Wayne, New Jersey)
WR DE'ZIE JONES ★★★★ #314 NATL | #42 WR 6-0 | 180 DePaul Catholic (Wayne, New Jersey)
S CODY HADDAD ★★★★ #377 NATL | #19 ATH 6-1 | 175 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
LB ELI LEE ★★★★ #381 NATL | #41 LB 6-3 | 230 Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio)
RB ISAIAH WEST ★★★ #533 NATL | #45 RB 5-11 | 208 St. Joseph's Prep School (Philadelphia, PA)
WR BODPEGN MILLER ★★★ #579 NATL | #90 WR 6-4 | 180 Ontario (Mansfield, OH)
TE BRODY LENNON ★★★ #608 NATL | #30 TE 6-4 | 220 Gates Mills (Gates Mills, OH)
OL JAKE COOK ★★★ #623 NATL | #39 IOL 6-5 | 295 Westerville North (Westerville, OH)
Prospect Rating Data: 247Sports Composite

Lennon gives OSU versatile tight end prospect for 2025 class

Per 247Sports' composite rankings, Lennon is considered the No. 608 overall prospect and No. 30 tight end in the 2025 cycle.

Like Roberts, Lennon has a proven track record of being a successful receiver for his high school team. In his junior season at Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills, Ohio), Lennon caught 32 passes for 750 yards with 11 receiving touchdowns. He also played defensive end, recording 95 tackles, 13 sacks and 30 tackles for loss a season ago.

“My yards after the catch, my toughness, physicality and I think my leadership on the field,” Lennon said when describing his best on-field attributes.

While Lennon is already a weapon in the receiving game, his frame lends itself well to also becoming a capable blocker at the next level. He splits his time lining up outside as a receiver and in-line as a tight end in his high school offense, so he has experience in whatever role the Buckeyes hope to use him in for future seasons. His acceleration is above average for someone of his build, as he broke off various big gains in 2023.

Lennon will likely need a few years to develop before he's ready to see meaningful snaps on the field, but his skill set is versatile enough to be an in-state prospect worth betting on for the Buckeyes.

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