The Buckeyes have landed another Florida high school product with the commitment of Leroy Roker. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder from Fort Myers (Fla.) was recently on Ohio State’s campus for an official visit and it seems as if it checked all the boxes as Roker has made things official as a member of the class of 2024.
Roker hails from Bishop Verot high school and is an interesting study with just five offers, but three of those reported offers are from powers like Ohio State, Miami, and Iowa, and yes, there is a difference between being an Iowa defensive target versus offensive target.
The rating services have Roker as a composite three-star, but Perry Eliano and Tim Walton saw something in Roker, much like the Hurricanes and Hawkeyes did, and they must have done a good job in explaining to Jim Knowles and Ryan Day why the Buckeyes needed to move quickly in on Roker.
As everyone knows, the Buckeyes employ a 4-2-5 system and three of those five in the defensive backfield are generally safeties, meaning that the Buckeyes are still in the process of stocking up the cupboard for future seasons.
Josh Proctor is coming to the end of his eligibility, but you also have players like Lathan Ransom and Cam Martinez who have been in the system for several years along with Syracuse transfer Ja’Had Carter.
Joining Roker in the class will be Jaylen McClain at safety along with cornerbacks Miles Lockhart, Aaron Scott, and Bryce West.
Roker is the 22nd verbal commitment to the class of 2024. Commits will have to opportunities to sign with most opting for the early period which begins on December 20th of this year. The later opportunity, which used to be the only opportunity, takes place in February of 2024, on the 7th to be more exact.
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