Exactly one year after he committed to Ohio State, elite 2025 Georgia defensive back Jontae Gilbert announced that he has decommitted from head coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes.
Gilbert surprisingly committed to Ohio State one year ago, despite being nearly 30 months from being able to sign with any school. Gilbert was the first commit for the Buckeyes in the 2025 class, but given the fact that he committed so early and that he was from so far out of state, his decommitment has not exactly come as a surprise.
When he committed, the OSU coaches knew that they would have to continue recruiting him, and that was confirmed Saturday evening when Gilbert announced his decommitment.
Gilbert is still about eight months away from being able to take any official visits, so it will be interesting to see if Ohio State remains in the mix. Generally, when a recruit decommits from a school, however, both parties move on.
The Buckeyes now have just one commit in their 2025 commit. Bellefontaine (OH) quarterback Tavien St. Clair committed to Ohio State about five weeks ago. Since then, he has jumped up the recruiting rankings, moving from the No. 332 player overall to the No. 144 player (and rising).
The Buckeyes are still over six months out from finalizing their 2024 recruiting class, which currently stands at 18 commitments and ranks second in the nation behind Georgia.
On Sunday, Ohio State will find out whether or not four-star 2024 cornerback Aaron Scott will be a Buckeye or a Wolverine.
Stay tuned to Buckeye Huddle as everything unfolds.