Ohio State would like to add a couple star defensive backs to what
is already a Top 10 recruiting class nationally. Two prospects the
OSU staff would love to add are Under Armour All-Americans Jabari
Gorman (Miami, Fla./Pace) and Doran Grant (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St.
Mary). And they have a chance at both…
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Buckeyes would like to add a couple star defensive backs to what is already a Top 10 recruiting class nationally. Two prospects the OSU staff would love to add are Under Armour All-Americans Jabari Gorman (Miami, Fla./Pace) and Doran Grant (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary).
Both Gorman and Grant are set to announce their college choices on tonight during the Under Armour All-American Game.
Grant will announce he is headed to either Ohio State or Michigan State and almost all of the speculation has Grant becoming a Buckeye.
On the other hand, there has been quite a bit of speculation that Gorman will stay in the Sunshine State as he announces who he has selected. Two of the three schools he is considering have multiple commitments playing in the Under Armour Game, and Gorman has spoken with many of those players.
“It’s three schools, Ohio State, Florida and Miami,” Gorman said. “It’s been real good (talking to other players). You get to see who you will be seeing in the future. Those are really going to be your new set of family. I’m just trying to get to know everybody from each school. You have to know who you are coming in with. I look at it as a brotherly connection.”
As far as who has spoken to Gorman on the Buckeyes’ behalf, Gorman had an interesting answer.
“I talked to B (Braxton Miller), I talked to Doran Grant, I talked to Ryan Shazier,” Gorman said. “We just talked about what is going down there and how our visits were. We all took visits (to Ohio State) at different times. So we try to compare our visits together and see why we liked that school so much.”
Gorman and Grant will be playing in the White Team secondary on Wednesday night and have talked about doing the same at Ohio State.
“We talk about it a lot,” Gorman said. “He’s a physical corner. He can hold his ground. That’s what I like about him.”
There are no Miami commitments in the Under Armour game, but there are multiple future Gators.
“I talk to a lot of Florida commitments,” Gorman said. “I talk to (De’Ante) Saunders, I talk to Jeff (Driskel) all the time. They preach about Gator nation. That’s all they talk about.”
However, Gorman has talked with some current Miami players about the Hurricanes.
“It would be real hard to turn them down,” Gorman said. “That’s what is so hard. It’s my hometown and you never want to disappoint your hometown. But in this type of predicament, being the best of the best, you just have to make some people disappointed.”
The 5-foot-11 and 175-pound Gorman intercepted seven passes during his senior season as Pace finished with a 10-1 record. Gorman could play cornerback or safety in college.
Kurelic’s Comment: My gut feeling is this one comes down to Ohio State or Florida. Some feel there is no way Gorman leaves the state of Florida, but I think it could happen.