Deuce Geralds

Ohio State is a Top Contender for Big-Time Defensive Lineman Deuce Geralds

SUWANEE, Ga. — Ohio State has the attention of several of the top prospects in Georgia in the 2026 recruiting class, but perhaps none more so than Collins Hill star Deuce Geralds.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end has made multiple visits to Ohio State already and is becoming very close with key members of the Ohio State defensive staff.

“Me and coach Johnson have a very, very strong relationship,” Geralds shared. “I also have a very strong relationship with everybody else on the staff. Coach (LaAllan) Clark and coach Jordan.”

Geralds’ most recent visit was for the spring game where he got to hang out with several prospects in his class from Georgia and the Southeast in general.

“The whole visit was great,” he recalled. “I was up there with Jahkeem Stewart, Bryce Perry-Wright, Anthony (Davis), and Ryan (Mosley), being up there with them was really good. Being around some people that I had a great time with at the game was great. Watching the game, I just saw how great the defensive line looked, how great the team looked. With all these new guys showing up, it looked like they had been playing with each other for a few years. To see how they strong they looked, I really liked that. I’m looking forward to watching Ohio State this season.”

During his visits to Ohio State, Geralds has been able to spend some time around Buckeye defensive linemen like J.T. Tuimoloau and Jack Sawyer and get insight into what it’s like being inside the program. That has been valuable information for Geralds to process as he considers Ohio State as a potential destination.

“Seeing all of those guys being produced by coach Johnson and being able to get feedback from them on coach Johnson’s coaching and how the culture at Ohio State is, that’s really good to know,” Geralds said. “Then for them to be able to go to the draft but still staying, that just shows that they love Ohio State. I really appreciate them sharing that with me.”

Hear more from Geralds on his interest in Ohio State, his family ties to the defensive line coaches, and more from our one-on-one with the four-star prospect on our Southern Swing recruiting tour.

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