Jaiden Woodbey, a Nebraska 2018 target and one of the nation’s top defensive backs, committed to Ohio State on Monday evening.
Woodbey, a 4-star prospect by 247Sports who plays as SoCal power St. John Bosco, was down to Nebraska, USC, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE… pic.twitter.com/JP7oYDd8Wz
— I AM JAIDEN WOODBEY™ (@JaidenWoodbey6) February 7, 2017
But with nearly a year remaining until National Signing Day for the 2018 class, both Ohio State and Nebraska know nothing is final until recruits sign that dotted line. Nebraska learned that lesson last week with 4-star WR Jamire Calvin, who flipped on to Washington State on signing day, while Ohio State watched recruit Tyjon Lindsey flip to Nebraska in January.
Regardless, Woodbey was a top target for Nebraska. Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams offered Woodbey on Dec. 3, part of Nebraska’s effort to recruit top defensive backs for the 2018 class.
247Sports rates Woodbey as the No. 3 safety and No. 32 overall recruit in 2018. He made an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Jan. 28, less than a week after Ohio State coaches visited him.
For more on Woodbey and his decision, Land of 10’s Jeremy Birmingham spoke with Woodbey on Monday about his decision.