Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell Are Buckeyes !!!!

Written July 2nd, 2014 by MDotySr
It's On This Week!!!

It’s On This Week!!!

It’s time for Buckeye Nation to smile with the commitments of 5 star LB Justin Hilliard and 4 star DE Jashon Cornell. These highly rated and recruited players are the latest addition to the class of 2015 and are looking forward to “terrorizing offenses” together.  The fact they have developed a strong relationship with each other, current players and fellow recruits only will bolster this ELITE 15 class. Landing these two today should be considered a great day in Ohio State recruiting.

Justin Hilliard with Raekwon during visit.

Justin Hilliard with Raekwon during visit.

Hilliard, who attends St. Xavier High, had narrowed his college choices to Alabama, Notre Dame, Iowa, Ohio State and Michigan in May. But today he went with his heart and chose Ohio State. Coach Urban Meyer is putting in work in regards to keeping the fence up around the Buckeye border.

The 6’2″, 230 pound linebacker also held offers from Penn State, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas A&M, and will participate in Nike’s “The Opening” competition/expo later this summer.

Hilliard possesses a great get off and can really take over as a pass rusher. He can also play the pass with his speed and agility he can match up with running backs and tight ends. He’s not a top five player in Ohio on just about everyone’s list without reason.   After the jump (and introduction of his future teammate), you can see why Buckeye fans are excited to have him on board.

Cornell And Future Mentors

Cornell And Future Mentors

For Cornell, a 6’4 and 260 pound defensive end from Cretin-Durham Hall (Minn.) High School also developed a great relationship with Larry Johnson, particularly given all of the Defensive Line talent Coach Johnson has developed over the years. You also have to figure Coach Johnson is just as excited to have a player of this length, quickness and athletic ability, not to mention he has the frame to allow Coach Marotti to put that much need muscle weight on him.

Cornell and Hilliard had discussed playing together quite a bit recently, comparing their friendship and on the field abilities to the Baltimore Ravens’ (sorry, Bengals/Browns fans) Terrelle Suggs and Ray Lewis.  He also held offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan State, Penn State, Michigan and Oklahoma, and will be joining Justin at The Opening, albeit on different teams.

Are you ready to watch them in action? Click through for highlights on both of the newest Buckeyes!

Hilliard:

Cornell:

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mister Cornell and Mister Hillard… here’s to an amazing senior season for both of you, and to a productive career in the Scarlet and Gray!

This class is quickly becoming a great one for Ohio State. The coaching staff has done such a great job of building relationships on the recruiting trail but the biggest thing I think is the current players buying in and selling the Buckeyes. Don’t look away; there will be more commitments coming before the summer is over and most certainly be a top 10 class, but a great chance at a top 5!!

14 Comments

  1. KenNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for the update, Mike. I’m looking forward with a great deal of glee to these young men taking the field.

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    Michael Doty SrNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I am as well! Not to mention the next coup of recruits.

    Thanks

    Mike

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    While I think you meant “crop”, your word choice is also good.

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    Michael Doty SrNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    No, I meant coup…..not the kind I went through in the Philippines but rather a successful move….LOL

    Thanks

    Mike

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    KenNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    As long as it’s not a coup de grace.

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  2. MauricXeNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    this class is looking pretty good.
    the talent level on the defensive side is just amazing. this team will be loaded, even by OSU standards, for years to come….wrt star ratings.

    now comes the hard part….development and retention.

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    Michael Doty SrNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I trust in this coaching staff to get the development done. The retention is also on the kids part, as in go to class, don’t get in trouble, etc…. I do agree with the talent haul thus far and it is only going to get better when Harris and Burrell commits.

    Thanks

    Mike

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  3. Jim LindseyNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Good write up Mike. I believe with this coaching Staff TOSU will lock down the State of Ohio, the Big and eventually the recruiting nation! O-H!

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    MDotySrNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I-O Brother and thank you for always supporting!!!

    Mike

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  4. craig ThatcherNo Gravatar
    July 2nd, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Baker next week….another Boom and now our class is in the top ten.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Top 5 with Baker (possibly)… top 6 after today.

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    MDotySrNo Gravatar
    July 3rd, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Baker should make us a top 5 no doubt. But wait until the other 6-8 come committing. They will all be 4-5 star gets and now we will be looking at a top 3 in my opinion.

    Thanks

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  5. WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    July 3rd, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Good stuff Sr! This class is a class of recruits that ALL will be recruiting!

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  6. MDotySrNo Gravatar
    July 3rd, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Another great point WVA. Last time we seen this was with Block O and Brewster.

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