COLUMBUS – Tuesday marked the day of the last Ohio State camp of the season (not including the upcoming 7-on-7 event) and class of 2025 cornerback Devin Sanchez highlighted a talented yet smaller field.
While everyone wants to find that elusive 6-foot corner, Sanchez measures in at 6-foot-2, 175-poiunds and plays like a player beyond his years.
To compound matters, the talented player from Houston got to go against a major Ohio State quarterbacking target with Tavien St. Clair throwing passes, so it was a chance to look at what could be in the future for Ohio State football, even if fans are hoping to see both suited up in Scarlet and Gray and never facing off against one another outside of practice.
Sanchez already boasts close to three-dozen offers at this point of the game, including one from the Buckeyes and Ohio State has really been hitting the right notes so far in this recruitment.
“Every question I have had and wanted to know and learn, coach (Tim) Walton has taught me,” Sanchez said after the camp. “I feel like just throughout those couple of months that I have built a strong relationship with him, and he teaches me as well as he listens to me of what I have to tell and ask.”
Ohio State’s legacy of first round corners is something that Sanchez is aware of and several times during the interview he mentioned that only a few schools can claim to be DBU (Defensive Back University), and that Ohio State fit the bill.
Sanchez will spend the night in Columbus and stay through Wednesday, getting a chance to watch Ohio State go through offseason work and other events as part of his recruiting trip.
The Buckeyes have certainly given Sanchez a lot to think about, but he is not going to accelerate his process at this point, even if he does intend on an early-ish decision to facilitate being a mid-year enrollee when he graduates high school, to get that spring work in.
What is important in making a decision with a school?
“Just the relationship that I have with the coach,” Sanchez said. “Knowing that he’s not going to leave anytime soon when I (arrive). I don’t want to go to a school and the coach is gone in a year when I have two more.”
Find out more about Sanchez below in this video interview from the fields at the WHAC.