Getting To Know Jashon Cornell

If you’re an Ohio State fan and follow Football recruiting, you are familiar with 4-star Weakside Defensive End Jashon Cornell. Jashon Cornell was part of a huge package deal with close friend 5-star Outside Linebacker Justin Hilliard. July 2nd may go down as the most historic recruiting day that wasn’t a National Signing Day in Ohio State football history. Jashon is from Saint Paul, MN and chose the Buckeyes over almost every top program in the nation at the time.


Jashon was asked to elaborate on his friendship with Justin Hilliard and why they became a package. Jashon responded with “My relationship with Justin is great. I feel like we’re already brothers and we just have a bond that other recruits lack with one another. We always had a plan to play with each other in college ever since our sophomore years in high school.” Hopefully this close bond between one another will lead to great communication on the field as well.

Recent news broke about Jashon signing his financial papers to enroll early. Jashon talked about his feeling after signing those papers by saying “It feels great to know that I’m one of the first 2015 Buckeye commits to sign an enroll paper and I feel one step ahead of the game now.” Buckeye fans should be very ecstatic to see Cornell sign his early enroll papers as he will be on campus in January leading to him being one step ahead of the game on the field also.

Jashon was also at ‘Friday Night Lights’ a couple week backs helping recruit two of the targets in Quarterback Torrance Gibson and Wide Receiver Lawrence Cager. When asked how the atmosphere was in the Shoe for his second visit, Jashon shared “The atmosphere was unbelievable for how many people showed up for a football camp. I loved the Shoe and I can’t wait to get down there for the Virginia Tech game.” I think Buckeye nation would agree that we also can’t wait for Jashon to visit for the night game in the Shoe.

I finished the interview off by asking Jashon what his goals were for his final high school season and Jashon had some very steep goals that he has narrowed his focus on. “Break the Minnesota state sack record, 1st team all-state, 1st team all-district, 1st team all-conference, Mr. Football award, state championship and to be better than I was the past two seasons while leaving everything out on the field.” You’ve got to love the competitor in Jashon Cornell who wants to be the best of the best. Clearly there’s a reason Urban Meyer wanted Cornell and it’s because he wants nothing but excellence. That excellence is coming to Columbus in January.

You can follow Jashon on Twitter by clicking @Jay_Rock16.


  1. Excellent interview, sounds like a good kid with some lofty goals. Can’t wait to see him in scarlet and gray!

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