Jacolbe Cowan as the next great Buckeye Pass Rusher

Jacolbe Cowan as the next great Buckeye Pass Rusher


Ohio State football already had one of the top 2020 recruiting classes in the country, and just a couple weeks ago they added to it by recruiting Jacolbe Cowan, a 4-star defensive end. You might say the rich got richer. Cowan was a highly sought after senior, and his commitment makes him one of now 23 recruits for Ohio State's 2020 season.

Jacolbe Cowan is in his senior year at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Cowan stands at 6'5'', weighing 262 pounds. He's ranked by 247Sports as the No. 163 overall prospect and No. 15 defensive tackle in the country, and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina. He's been a quarterback's nightmare, racking up 10 sacks last year as a junior, and quickly recording three this year in his first four games.

He will be joining Cincinnati Princeton defensive tackle Darrion Henry and defensive end Ty Hamilton from Pickerington Central. This trio will give Ohio State substantial depth up front.

Jacolbe Cowan chose to make his announcement on the corner of his high school's football field following Providence Day's loss to Arden Christ School. He even had a video presentation prepared to go with his announcement. Cowan was recruited by Kevin Wilson, the recruiter for his area, and defensive line coach Larry Johnson. He will play the position of defensive end.

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What offers did Cowan have to consider other than Ohio State?

Uh, a lot. Cowan had an impressive list of over 30 offers from top schools. Among them were Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, and Tennessee. In addition to visiting the schools in his home state (North Carolina), Cowan visited other schools including Tennessee and South Carolina. He took his visit to Ohio State on their June 15 recruiting weekend.

Why Ohio State?

Unsurprisingly, Cowan is clearly excited to be part of Buckeye football. Specifically, his respect for the coaching staff apparently played a significant role in his decision. According to Bucknuts he said: "It was an amazing experience. I had high expectations going into the visit and Ohio State exceeded them. Coach Day has a passion for his players. And coach J, I already had a great relationship with him. Coach J is well respected by his former players and all over the world." Cowan is also interested in sports management as a career, and cited Ohio State's Fisher College of Business as one of the things that drew him to Ohio State.

What does Cowan bring to Ohio State?

Cowan's large frame and athleticism make him a menace as a defensive lineman. He's also known for his unique personality and strong character. He's a confident and steady player. Perhaps Cowan's strongest attribute on the field is his versatility. He can handle playing on the interior as a defensive tackle and also on the outside as a beast of a defensive end.

Cowan is a great addition to Ohio State's 2020 class. Next year is looking good!


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