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Five-star Linebacker Malik Bryant Very Interested in Ohio State, Cedric Baxter Jr. Picks Up Offer from Buckeyes

Five-star IMG Academy linebacker Malik Bryant knows about Ohio State all too well.

His high school coach, former Ohio State linebacker Pepper Johnson, tells him all the time about what it’s like playing for the Buckeyes.

“Yes sir, a lot,” Bryant said after IMG Academy’s 58-0 win over Bishop Sycamore on Aug. 29. “He’s talked a lot about Ohio State and his legacy there.”

Ranked the 15th-best player nationally in 2023 by 247Sports’ composite rankings, Bryant is highly coveted by Ohio State. The interest is mutual, as one can also tell by Bryant's Twitter account.