It’s still very early in the 2018 recruiting cycle. So when players make verbal commits nearly a year before their signing day, it’s understood that they would still listen to pitches from other schools.
But one elite Ohio State recruit doesn’t want that to be the case.
Jaiden Woodbey, a composite 5-star safety who committed to Ohio State last week, announced on his Twitter page that he is shutting down his recruitment.
I'm sticking to my word, I'm a Buckeye head to toe. And with all due respect I would like to shut down my recruitment
— I AM JAIDEN WOODBEY™ (@JaidenWoodbey6) February 13, 2017
An Upland, Calif., native, Woodbey chose the Buckeyes over USC, Nebraska and Oklahoma. And it appears he doesn’t want any questions about his scarlet and gray allegiance.
Woodbey is ranked as the No. 26 recruit and No. 3 safety in the 2018 class by 247Sports.
“They have been recruiting me harder than any other school, honestly,” Woodbey told Land of 10 about Ohio State after committing. “I feel like if a school really wants you, they would recruit you weekly and and you would be on the phone with them constantly and that is how it has been with Ohio State.”