London Merritt commits to Ohio State 2025 recruiting class. Here’s what it means:


Ohio State’s string of defensive commitments continues.

2025 four-star defensive lineman London Merritt became the next commitment in Ohio State’s recruiting class, picking the Buckeyes while holding offers from programs from around the country.

Here’s what Merritt’s commitment means for Ohio State.

What does London Merritt’s commitment mean for the 2025 class?

London Merritt, 2025 UA All-American, #5 DE from Woodward Academy, Georgia, before the Florida State University game Sep 23, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; at Memorial Stadium.

Ohio State continues to recruit some of the top defensive talent in the country.

Merritt may not continue Ohio State’s string of top-100 defensive players like four-star defensive end Zahir Mathis, four-star cornerback  Blake Woodby and five-star cornerbacks Devin Sanchez and Na’eem Offord,. But Merritt is right there, joining the Buckeyes class at No. 101 with the likes of Alabama, Miami and North Carolina vying for his commitment.

Merritt will not be the last defensive line commit. Ohio State normally gets closer to four defensive linemen per recruiting class. But he’s another step in the right direction for a position that has tended to be solidified late in the recruiting process.

Merritt’s commitment shows Ohio State is not waiting for a defensive lineman in 2025. They are making the position a priority.

What does London Merritt’s commitment mean for Larry Johnson?

Mar 26, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line coach Larry Johnson speaks at Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Merritt is a common recruiting success story for Larry Johnson.

Ohio State’s offer came after filling up this stat sheet his sophomore season at Woodward Academy in Georgia, recording 33 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and nine sacks, per MaxPreps. A self-described “very versatile player,”…

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Publish date : 2024-03-29 23:07:20

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