Ohio State cornerback commit Devin Sanchez named five-star by On3

On3 imageby:Matt Parker02/26/24


COLUMBUS — Ohio State routinely brings in some of the best talent across the country and a glance at the 2025 cycle, you’ll see it’s no different.

One of the biggest members of the Buckeyes’ 2025 class is none other than Houston (Texas) North Shore cornerback Devin Sanchez.

Though he has been an industry-ranked five-star prospect for some time now, On3 announced Monday morning Sanchez’s fifth star via its rankings. He is now the second five-star pledge in the Buckeyes’ 2025 class joining Birmingham (Ala) Parker cornerback Na’eeem Offord. Those two are the Nos. 2 and 3 cornerbacks according to On3.

Sanchez is the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2025 cycle, which remains the same before the recent update.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound cornerback committed to Ohio State on Jan. 6 from San Antonio, Texas, at the All-American Bowl. He was the second cornerback committed to the Buckeyes’ 2025 class. Four-star Baltimore (Md) St. Frances Academy cornerback Blake Woodby was the first.

The newly-minted five-star prospect and Ohio State first got acquainted in June 2023 when Sanchez camped in Columbus. He worked extensively with cornerback coach Tim Walton and even went through a private workout at the conclusion of the camp.

From there, the relationship started to take off. He in July for the SummerFest event at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and then return in October for the Penn State game. The October visit was pivotal for Sanchez. Starting cornerback Denzel Burke left the game because of an injury and the next man up was true freshman Jermaine Mathews Jr.

It was that weekend when Sanchez committed to the Buckeyes, but he didn’t announce it until January.

Now, he — and his family — is one of the biggest peer recruiters for the Buckeyes.

On3 Scouting Report

Devin Sanchez has an argument as the most polished and pure cover corner in this cycle. While other guys have played other defensive back spots, he has played exclusively cornerback and has an elite combination of size, speed and length. His arms are close to 33 inches, runs in the 10.6s and has a track background that transfers over to the field. This fall he had five interceptions while playing for one of the top high school programs in the state of Texas against great competition. He went up against Dakorien Moore, the No. 1 WR in the cycle, in the state championship game and held him to zero catches. He’s elite in coverage and has a chance to improve even more with his physicality.” –On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings, Charles Power.

Tall, athletic cornerback with a high level of technical skill as an underclassman prospect. Stars for one of the top high school football programs in the state of Texas. Listed at an unverified 6-foot-2, 170 pounds. Took a big jump as a sophomore, showing lockdown tendencies, particularly in man coverage. Smooth and technical with the footwork, instincts and play speed to stay attached. Makes some impressive plays in downfield coverage. Turned in some strong track times as a sophomore, with a personal best of 10.81 seconds in the 100 meters. Looks to have one of the best size and speed combinations among cornerbacks early on in the 2025 cycle. Will need to continue adding good mass and strength in addition to continuing to develop his already solid ball skills.

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