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What Jermaine Mathews’ Commitment Means for Ohio State’s 2023 Recruiting Class

Perhaps no cornerback in the entire class of 2023 has seen his stock rise more over the last month than Jermaine Mathews.

Within weeks, Mathews went from a three-star to a four-star recruit in 247Sports’ composite rankings after several impressive camp performances. Those camps also landed him three premier offers, as Ohio State, Oklahoma and LSU all offered a scholarship to the Winton Woods product.

But once the Buckeyes offered, it’s not like he was going to go anywhere else. Mere minutes before OSU extended an offer to Mathews, the 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback told Eleven Warriors an offer from the Buckeyes would change his recruitment “a lot.