In a significant move for Ohio State's 2025 recruiting class, five-star cornerback Na'eem Offord has committed to the Buckeyes. Offord, who hails from Parker High School in Birmingham, Alabama, is the top-ranked player in the state and the second-ranked cornerback in the nation for the 2025 class. He received offers from 46 schools, including powerhouses like Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson.
The commitment of Offord further strengthens Ohio State's 2025 class, which now includes eight prospects. He joins Devin Sanchez, another five-star cornerback, as the top cornerbacks in the 2025 cycle to commit to the Buckeyes. Offord's standout attribute is his speed, which also translates to his track performances at Parker High School. In his junior season, Offord recorded 14 tackles and four interceptions on defense, as well as 393 total yards and six touchdowns on offense.
Offord has impressed recruiting analysts with his physical tools and versatility as a cornerback. Standing over 6 feet tall, he possesses the size to handle larger receivers while showcasing impressive speed and agility. He is comfortable playing both press-man and off-man coverage and demonstrates the ability to quickly change directions and break on the ball. While Offord may need some time to adjust to the college level, his skill set suggests he could become a CB1 for a College Football Playoff contender.
Despite adding Offord to their recruiting class, the Buckeyes currently sit at the fourth spot in 247Sports' 2025 recruiting class rankings. However, with a score increase from 166.23 to 189.84 following Offord's commitment, Ohio State is closing in on Clemson for the third spot.
As Coach Norris and the CFBReport.com community eagerly follow the latest developments in high school and college football recruiting, Offord's commitment to Ohio State represents a significant win for the Buckeyes and a testament to Coach Norris's dedication to nurturing young talents.
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