- Jun 23, 2020
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...