Garrett Stover

Garrett Stover Ready To Make An Impact

SAN ANTONIO – Ohio State linebacker commit Garrett Stover is making the most of his trip to the All-American Bowl this week before his life as a college athlete gets underway the following week on campus.

Stover is one of several Ohio State signees to be taking part in the festivities in the Alamo city as part of the prestigious event.

“It’s just a good opportunity to develop relationships with all these guys,” Stover said. “(The former) recruits from around the country, and just have a fun time, fun week, and compete.”

Stover has never been one to shy away from competition and that is something that the Buckeyes liked out of the Big Walnut star, cousin to tight end Cade Stover.

Florida tried to get involved later in the process, but Stover was locked down with the Buckeyes and he didn’t have to fight off his phone as much as some of his teammates did, something that Stover was grateful for.

While Stover in in San Antonio, there is a bit of a cloud over the Ohio State campus and Buckeye Nation after the recent Cotton Bowl loss.

It is different now for players like Stover, who just weeks ago could have considered themselves fans, but now as signed members of the team (black stripes be damned) it is a different lens and it is more personal when things are not going well.

“For me and the rest of the 2024 guys, it just kind of motivates us to go in there and, work our hardest to the point where we don’t let anything like that happen again or lose to the team up north,” Stover said. “We’re just making sure that doesn’t happen again and come in there and kind of make a big impact.”

Stover hopes to make a big impact in the game that will take place on Saturday afternoon and will be on NBC and Peacock, but as important as that is, getting familiar with his new teammates is up there as well. This will be the final week before college starts in Columbus and then it will be off to the races.

See what else Stover had to say in our exclusive video interview from the field of the Alamodome.

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