Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes land four-star cornerback Jordan Hancock

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Jordan Hancock arrived at Ohio State this week.

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Buckeyes land four-star cornerback Jordan Hancock

The Ohio State 2021 recruiting class just keeps getting stronger. The Buckeyes added to their historic class again Sunday, this time with North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) High School four-star cornerback Jordan Hancock.

A former Clemson commit who decommitted from the Tigers last week, Hancock was considered a Buckeyes lean from the time he decommitted. Even before he chose the Tigers, he had strong feelings for the Buckeyes, and he made those feelings public Sunday after choosing Ohio State.

Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs, Al Washington and the rest of the staff at Ohio State made sure Hancock knew he was not just a player they wanted in this recruiting class, but that he was — and had been — the top target at cornerback for the entirety of this cycle and that they’d keep him in that spot no matter what. The Buckeyes never stopped recruiting Hancock as a person and as a player and he never stopped being receptive to their message.

In an era where flipping a prospect from Clemson is almost unheard of, Ohio State flipped its top cornerback target by simply outworking the Tigers and by winning where it counted on the recruiting trail: in the relationship.

Now, the Buckeyes add to their lead atop the recruiting leaderboard. They lead second-place Alabama by more than 35 points in the recruiting rankings.

ICYMI: Urban Meyer, former Buckeyes break down historic 2012 season

Urban Meyer had quite a few great teams at Ohio State. But no team was more important to the program than the undefeated 2012 team.

The Buckeyes defied the odds throughout the entire 2012 season, Urban Meyer’s first at Ohio State, pulling off a couple thrilling escapes, overcoming scholarship reductions, tuning out the bowl ban and eventually capping the undefeated season with a physical win over rival Michigan in the Horseshoe.

There are countless stories from that journey that still haven’t been told, and five members of that team joined Meyer at Urban Meyer’s Pint House to tell a few in a conversation sponsored by our partners at Byers Auto. C.J. Barnett, Evan Spencer, Reid Fragel, Jack Mewhort and Jake Stoneburner joined Lettermen Row to reflect on that season — and raise a glass to the Ohio State Team of the Decade.

BuckIQs focus on Buckeyes linebackers

Obviously not every Ohio State linebacker can play at once.

With the talent on the Buckeyes roster, it’s hard to even crack the two-deep on the depth chart. Ohio State is loaded at the position in 2020.

Al Washington is blessed with enough personnel to do just about anything he could possibly dream up with his unit. But that also comes with a challenge of figuring out the best way to utilize a roster that is loaded with veterans, up-and-coming stars and defenders with enough positional flexibility to make his job even harder.

How do all of those pieces fit together? Washington has time to sort through all of that once the Buckeyes actually get into training camp, hopefully early in August if there are no schedule changes. To close out Linebackers week, all the BuckIQ film breakdowns since the end of last season are in one place to view.

Roll the tape!

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