Ohio State has landed a commitment from 2024 linebacker/safety Garrett Stover.
Stover (6-2 195) is a 4-star defensive prospect out of Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. He is ranked the No. 168 player overall in the 2024 cycle and the No. 17 athlete according to the 247Sports Composite. ESPN ranks Stover as the No. 8 linebacker in the class and the No. 102 player overall.
Buckeye Huddle’s Marc Givler saw Stover in person this season and had this to say.
“Stover, a versatile defensive prospect who could project to either linebacker or safety at the next level, got his junior season off to a strong start on Friday night. Stover was all over the field making plays in a 35-7 win over Bishop Hartley. More impressive was that Stover has made a position change this off-season. As a sophomore, he starred at safety, but he’s playing WILL linebacker as a junior. So far, so good.”
Stover is the younger cousin of current Buckeye tight end captain Cade Stover. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and many others.
“Ohio State is such a special place,” Stover told Buckeye Huddle back in August. “Obviously with my background there with Cade being there, that’s going to play a huge part in my decision and in seeing if it’s the right fit for me. But I’m going to keep an open mind.”
The Buckeyes now have three commitments in the 2024 class. Stover joins 5-star quarterback Dylan Raiola and 4-star offensive tackle Ian Moore. Raiola is the No. 1 prospect overall in the class and Moore is the No. 59 player overall.