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Mentor’s Brenan Vernon Appears Destined To Become Ohio State’s Next Five-Star In-State Defensive End

MEDINA – The pace at which Ohio State brought in and developed heralded pass-rushers was already plenty fast.

Then Larry Johnson arrived and sent the cycle into turbo speed.

Brenan Vernon, the youngest five-star defensive end in the state of Ohio, knows all of the names. Raised in Mentor in a family a Buckeyes, he’s seen each of the sack artists who have come through the program to line up for Johnson since Urban Meyer hired the defensive line coach in 2014.

Joey Bosa. Noah Spence. Adolphus Washington. Jalyn Holmes. Sam Hubbard.