Jyaire Brown: Why 4-star defensive back committed to Ohio State

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Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today we’re talking with Jyaire Brown, who informed Lettermen Row on Wednesday that he had become the Buckeyes first 2022 commitment.

Jyaire Brown has always known where he wanted to go to college.

So, why wait once the opportunity presents itself?

That’s the question the 4-star defensive back from New Orleans has been asking himself lately. It didn’t take him long to come up with an answer: There is no good reason to wait. Because of that, just five days after landing his “dream offer” from the Buckeyes, Brown has now committed to Ohio State.

The country’s No. 16-ranked cornerback in the Class of 2022, Brown hadn’t even had a conversation with the Buckeyes two weeks ago. But as the recent commitment of Jantzen Dunn showed, it doesn’t take long for things to change — and sometimes that change is drastic in a hurry in the world of college football recruiting. Brown, who was born in Cincinnati and spent the first four years of his life in Ohio, told Lettermen Row when he was offered that he knew he wanted to make his way back home.

“I am beyond blessed man. I had to just let [Buckeyes defensive coordinator Kerry] Coombs know that Ohio is home,” Brown said.  “I’ve made it a priority to get back home.”

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Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs landed a commitment from Jyaire Brown. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

And that is why Brown has bucked conventional wisdom and committed to Ohio State. He had considered waiting to decide at the request of some in his family. But the feeling he had when he landed the offer from the Buckeyes never subsided. He now feels he’s the right player to take on the mantle of class leader for Ohio State and wasted no time jumping on the chance to be Ryan Day’s first 2022 commitment.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback, the No. 6-ranked player in the Class of 2022 in Louisiana, talked about his decision, the reasons he couldn’t wait, his plans to help the Buckeyes become more involved in the Bayou and more in a commitment edition of Birminology on Lettermen Row.

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