In a thrilling moment for Ohio State fans, Aaron Scott Jr. from Springfield, Ohio, made a momentous announcement on Sunday, declaring his commitment to the Buckeyes for their 2024 class. With Michigan and Oregon vying for his talents, Scott chose to don the scarlet and gray jersey, becoming the latest addition to Ohio State's recruiting class. Standing tall at 6 feet and weighing in at 170 pounds, Scott's skills have earned him the distinguished title of the No. 5 cornerback and 52nd overall recruit in the 2024 cycle, as per the prestigious 247Sports Composite Rankings.
While the Buckeyes' recruiting trail faced its share of challenges so far this cycle, Sunday evening brought the much-awaited redemption with Scott's verbal commitment. The Ohio State faithful had reason to believe that this cornerback prodigy might lean their way, as he decided to make his commitment on his father's birthday, knowing that his dad is a devoted fan of the Buckeyes. Nevertheless, during the process, Scott kept fans and analysts alike guessing, unsure if he would end up in Ann Arbor, Columbus, or Eugene, Oregon.
Aaron Scott Jr Commitment Event
The excitement reached its peak as Aaron Scott Jr. orchestrated a clever reveal on his Instagram account. Sitting at a table adorned with hats and backpacks from each of his top three choices, Oregon, Michigan, and Ohio State, he played with suspense by emitting smoke from underneath the table. As the smoke cleared, he emerged wearing a University of Michigan hat and backpack, leaving everyone momentarily stunned. But then, with a flair for the dramatic, Scott swiftly swapped the Michigan gear for the cherished Ohio State garb, sparking jubilation among Buckeye supporters.
Why Ohio State
"I had great experiences with all three schools, and they all made me feel special. However, I knew in my heart that I'm the one who's gonna bring B.I.A. back," Aaron Scott exclaimed as he explained his choice for Ohio State. He was recruited by Tim Walton for the Buckeyes and visited at the end of June. Visits to Michigan and Oregon happened the 2 weeks prior to the Columbus Ohio date. We assume Scott is calling the Buckeyes the "Best in American" when has talks about BIA.
Ohio State 2024 Class
Hailing from Springfield High School in Ohio, Scott followed in the illustrious footsteps of fellow standout athletes like four-star cornerback Bryce West (the No. 3 Ohio recruit) and four star Garrett Stover (ranked No. 2 in Ohio). With his commitment, Scott proudly joins the ranks of the Buckeyes' top-notch recruiting class of 2024, which already boasts the inclusion of four top-10 prospects from Ohio. Tight End Damarion Witten from Glenville Cleveland is the other top Ohio prospect set to enroll at Ohio State.
For Ohio State, securing the commitment of this highly-ranked cornerback marks a significant win and bolsters their prospects for the future. Buckeye fans can now eagerly anticipate watching Aaron Scott Jr. shine on the field, defending their team's colors and contributing to the triumphs that lie ahead.
Ohio's top prospect Aaron Scott snubs Michigan and stays home with the Buckeyes