Ohio State football lands 4-star safety over Miami, Michigan State, Penn State, Alabama

Ohio State football is one of the best programs in the country, but not yet a permanent contender for the national championship. Ryan Day’s side have dramatically increased their chances of doing so by landing one of the best rookies on the defensive side of the ball in the Class of 2023.

Four-star safety Jayden Bonsu announced he chose Ohio State over Alabama, Miami, Michigan State and Penn State. The Buckeyes already had one of best courses 2023 and now have made it even stronger.

The 6-foot-1 Bonsu shone at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 12 games during his junior season, he had 62 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He said Brian Dohn of 247Sports that daytime and safety coach Perry Eliano was very friendly and that Ohio State has a program that he knows well.

“Coach Eliano and Coach Day made me feel at home,” Bonsu said, via 247Sports. “From a defensive scheme point of view, it suits me. My high school runs some of the same things that Ohio State runs, so it makes sense from a schematic perspective…While I was there on my official visit, in my head, I I was like, ‘Yeah, this is the place for me. I saw myself well in this city. So overall it was just a good fit.

Ohio State football is expected to be one of the best teams in the 2022 season despite some uncertainty around parts of the roster. They should be set up for success in the coming years thanks to Bonsu and the other top rookies expected to join the Buckeyes.

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