Jermaine Mathews’ decision to camp with Ohio State on June 1 changed his life.
During one-on-one drills in camp, the four-star Ohio cornerback was the best player on the field, locking down any and all wide receivers who challenged him. The 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback was bolstered by his own private cheering section made up of Ohio State football players. Mathews had built a rapport with them over the years, and they knew how badly Mathews needed a strong performance if he wanted to earn an offer from the school he grew up rooting for.
It took until the summer of his senior year, but the Winton Woods product finally earned what he had so desperately coveted: an offer to play for Ohio State.