Buckeyes land a big time recruit

OSU FootballIf you are on twitter and follow recruiting at all you will hear a lot of people talking about how the sky is falling and how OSU missed out on this recruit or that recruit. The real problem is that happens in every recruiting class and there is no way to know who OSU is targeting the most or wants and who they have cooled on. The coaches aren’t allowed to say and you end up believing kids who tell all kinds of stories or recruiting “experts” who usually have an angle and need hits so they build up suspense and make stories sensational. The truth is Urban Meyer will get the guys he wants and needs. He wont get all of them EVER. He will lose on some he will regret later. But when he gets the one no one has talked about ad it surprises even the “experts” that is when recruiting shows how it really works. Today is one of those days and this newest commit while shocking to many will add to the folklore that is known as Urban Meyer…. After 36 hours of back and forth rumors it is official now.


Jalyn Holmes committed to Ohio State via a get together with his family and teammates and Rivals employees….

He also announced via his twitter account…..

Jalyn Holmes is a 6’5″ 235 lbs 4 star DE/TE from Norfolk, Virginia. Jalyn is a freak of an athlete ranking high on both weak side Def End and Tight End. As a Sophomore Holmes had 60 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and five sacks. He made all-district and all-region as a sophomore. During his junior season, Holmes had 75 Tackles, 40 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks. He also caught 24 passes for 352 yards and seven touchdowns on offense. He projects to be a Def End at OSU and will play on the weak side. 247sports ranks him a 4 star and the 41st best prospect in the country and the 4th best DE. Rivals ranks him a 4 star and the 48th best in the country and the 3rd best DE. Scout ranks him a 4 star and the 98th best prospect in the country and 11th best DE. ESPN ranks him a 4 star and the 293rd best in the country and 6th best tight end. Below you can find his highlight tape….


  1. Looks like he’s nice and quick off the ball. Great pickup for the Buckeyes for sure.

  2. I love hybrid players who can play both sides of the ball equally well….. based on who Urban lands he agrees with me 100% 🙂


  1. […] week for Ohio State on the recruiting trail. They landed commit no. 11 in Top 50 DE Jalyn Holmes. You can read all about that here. They also have hosted literally 100s of recruits from the highest ranked to guys trying to make a […]

  2. […] Jalyn Holmes: Jalyn was given a 4 Star ranking from ESPN. He is the 16th ranked Defensive End coming out of the 2014 class. Jalyn had offers from very prestigious programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Florida. He is 6’5 and weighs around 235. He is a very solid D-End who can end up filling Noah Spence’s role in the next couple of years. From watching film, you can tell Jalyn can get to the ball with authority. He sheds blocks well and can get into the backfield quickly. I am excited to see what he can do in a Buckeye uniform. […]

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