Joe Draime

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  • Jun 23, 2020
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    The Buckeyes have pulled the young cornerback out of Georgia as their first commitment of the 2025 recruiting class. The Atlanta native has cited his relationship with Tim Walton as a big factor in his pledge to Ohio State.



    With Gilbert heading into his sophomore season, there is a lot of time between now and him stepping foot on campus as an enrollee. A lot can change during those years, but as it stands today, Gilbert wants nothing more than to be a Buckeye, and the staff was very excited to accept his commitment. 



    So, what type of player is Jontae Gilbert?



    What I like: Gilbert has a very long body type. Long arms and long legs with loose hips. That is the mold of corner Ohio State loves, and he fits the body type to a T. He also has a frame that can support more weight for him to get stronger. He is a sure tackler, which is rare for a high school freshman, and his highlight tape features many examples of solid open field tackling, which is another priority for Ohio...

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