Ohio state first got a commitment from the 2020 four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos in June 2018. At the time he was ranked as the number 10 safety and Number 197 player by national rankings for 2020. For all his defensive exhibition during that time, Cavasoz was highly coveted with 21 other schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, amongst others with the top challenger being Oregon, Georgia and Miami Hurricanes.
That was then, Lajond Cavazos has since recommitted himself to Ohio state university again.
Why did he de-commit from the Ohio State University football team?
A lot has been said about Cavasoz de-commitment from the Ohio States in December 2018. Amongst the superior reasons was the retirement of Head Coach Urban Meyers who is highly reputed as a very successful college football coach in history.
Was it loyalty that prompted Cavazos de-commitment?
All in all, the controversy surrounding Head coach Urban Meyers retirement was vocally pointed out to be out of health concerns and not dismissal from how he handled his former receivers coach Zach Smith domestic abuse allegations.
Following Cavazos de-commitment, he was again highly sought after by 22 other teams, the top being Michigan, Alabama and Ohio State which still wanted him to commit to the program.
Why did he recommit to Ohio State?
During his de-commitment in December 2018, Cavasoz stated that Ohio State still remains his top choice. A number of players had de-committed following Head Coach Urban Meyers retirement because they wanted to keep their options open in case better programs came calling. For Cavasoz, de-committing was because he had a dream of playing under retired coach Meyer. The new coach was unknown to him and had to inspire new confidence in him.
When offensive coach Ryan Day stepped up as a head coach for the Ohio State, the de-commitments from Cavasoz and other players put him on the spot on his ability to reel in high profile, high-level players to Ohio State.
Day silenced his critics by adding a Five-star player to his ranks. The signing of Defensive Zach Harrison during the transfer was a bold move. He again signed Quarterback Justin Fields and went further ahead to solidify his first two classes with five-star players.
These bold steps made players recommit to Ohio State and to Day as it inspired confidence.
Who recruited Cavasoz at the Ohio State U?
Getting Cavasoz to recommit is characterized as a team effort from Day and his coaching staff who put Cavasoz in the 2020 class fold. Their effort eventually paid to make most players believe that the retirement of Urban Meyers will not reflect on the team's performance as a potential challenger to the trophy this season. Day has built new relations with the 2020 fold.
Lajond Cavazos stands at 6’ 2” tall weighing 192 lbs. and is a four-star cornerback player who currently ranks as the 290 player of the 2020 class and the nation’s number 22 best safety player as well as a whopping number 42 best prospect from Florida.
With Lajond Cavazos recommitment, Ohio State is now the number 6 class in the country and number 1 recruiting class in the Big Ten.
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