July 18, 2024

Priority Ohio State Target David Sanders Jr. Announces Finalists and Commitment Date

David Sanders Jr., a top target for the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2025 recruiting class, is set to announce his college decision. The highly-touted offensive tackle from Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, will reveal his choice on Saturday, August 17. Sanders is choosing between Ohio State, Georgia, Nebraska, and Tennessee.

Sanders, a five-star prospect, stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 220 pounds. According to 247Sports, he is the top-ranked offensive tackle in the 2025 class, the No. 3 player nationally, and the best player in North Carolina. The 247Sports Composite rankings also list him as the No. 2 overall player and top offensive tackle in his class.

After visiting several schools over the past few months, Sanders narrowed his options to four. He visited Ohio State in late June, Nebraska in early May, Georgia in early June, and Tennessee shortly after. Despite a 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction suggesting Clemson as a possible destination, the Tigers did not make his final list, leaving uncertainty about his commitment.

Following his visit to Ohio State, the Buckeyes felt optimistic about their chances, although the competition remains close with at least one other finalist. Offensive line coach Justin Frye is eager to secure Sanders, as the Buckeyes aim to bolster their line with another top-tier player. Sanders has the potential to be an early starter, filling a critical need for Ohio State, which hasn’t landed a top offensive tackle since Paris Johnson Jr. in 2020.

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Ohio State, which currently holds the top-ranked recruiting class for 2025 with 23 commits, is also pursuing Josh Petty, the cycle’s No. 2 offensive tackle, who is leaning toward Florida State. Adding Sanders would further enhance an already strong recruiting cycle for the Buckeyes.

247Sports’ Andrew Ivins describes Sanders as an athletic tackle with high potential due to his size and agility. Despite being lighter now, Sanders has time to bulk up and has shown impressive strength in the weight room. His nimbleness and technique make him a promising prospect, with the potential to become a multi-year starter at left tackle for a top-tier program.

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