July 18, 2024

Four-star defensive lineman Maxwell Roy has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Michigan, Oregon, and other top programs. It’s always a good day in Columbus when Ohio State wins a recruiting battle against Michigan.

Securing a recruit over schools like Michigan, Oregon, and Wisconsin is a significant victory for Ryan Day and his staff. Roy, a standout from Philadelphia’s St. Joseph’s Prep, is the No. 19 defensive lineman in the 2025 class according to 247Sports. His decision to join Ohio State over other notable programs, including Duke and Rutgers, strengthens the Buckeyes’ recruiting class.

Roy cited the strong connection between his high school and Ohio State as a key factor in his decision. “It starts with the great relationship our high school has with Ohio State,” he told On3. “From Isaiah West to Marvin Harrison Jr. to Kyle McCord, we have a great connection with the people at Ohio State. For me, it’s where I feel I can be my best. Playing for associate head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who has a proven track record of developing players, was crucial in my choice.” Roy also emphasized Ohio State’s culture and championship aspirations as major influences in his decision.

Maxwell Roy: Ohio State Lands Commitment Over Michigan From Four-star  Defensive Tackle

“With Ohio State, I believe they can help me become the best player, man, and student. Coach Ryan Day focuses on winning championships, and Ohio State has the culture I am looking for,” he added.

Roy’s commitment bolsters Ohio State’s top-ranked 2025 class, marking Day’s 22nd commitment for the year. This class includes three five-star recruits and twelve four-star recruits.

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