Jermaine Matthews (twitter) adds to the already loaded Ohio State football 2023 class with his commitment. The 6-0 / 175 Lbs. athlete from Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH) High School made the announcement on the first day of July at his high school. Matthews is a 4 Star recruit, 21st best Athlete in the country, and the 36th best Cornerback. He is happy to get recruiting over with so he can focus on just Ohio State.
Matthews selected Ohio State as its not too far from home and he really liked the staff and the college. He is looking forward to a senior year and winning another state championship. And sees Ohio State winning the National Championship during his time in college.
Who Recruited Matthews
Tim Walton and GA Zach Grant recruited Matthews for Ohio State. Eric Wolford & Travaris Robinson for Alabama, Vince Marrow with Kentucky, Andy Aurich for Rutgers, and Joe Rudolph & Derek Jones for Virginia Tech.
Offers and Favorites
Matthews had 40 Offers total, Ohio State and Cincinnati where his favorites. He committed to Ohio State on 7-1-2022 at a high school ceremony.
Matthews officially visited Ohio State on June 17th, Cincinnati on June 3, and Pittsburg on June 24th.
Jermain Matthew Crystal Ball Predictions
Steve Wiltfong predicted Matthews would commit to Ohio State on June 7th, Bryce Koon said Ohio State on June 28th, Bill Kurelic was for Ohio State on June 20th, and Jason Stamm, Colin Gay, H Rodriguez, Davis Moseley, Julie Boudwin all went with Ohio State at the end of June.
Ran a 4.35 40 yard dash at the June 1st Ohio State camp.
Matthews is a fast corner who can play cover or zone. He can shift direction or recover rapidly. And he's good with the ball in the air.
Ohio State has a defensive backfield class of Dijon Johnson, Calvin Simpson-Hunt, Malik Hartford, Kayin Lee, and Cedrick Hawkins. He joins defensive tackle Jerron Cage as Buckeyes on the roster from Winton Woods.
Four-star DB Jermaine Mathews Jr commits to Ohio State