Marysville (Ohio) High School linebacker Gabe Powers had long been expected to join the fold as a Buckeye commit, ever since he became the second in-state prospect to be offered by the program in November 2019.
After being patient and taking his time with his recruiting process, Powers committed to Ohio State today, joining Archbishop Alter’s C.J. Hicks and Lakota West duo Jyaire Brown and Tegra Tshabola as the fourth in-state prospect to announce his intentions to stay home and join the class of 2022.
Let's take a look at what Powers brings to the Buckeyes on and off the field:
On the field
Powers is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound outside linebacker with the ability to play off the edge, potentially with his hand in the dirt on some snaps – or perhaps all of his snaps, as a move to defensive end is a real possibility.