It’s seeming more and more like Kalon Gervin could be Ohio State’s next top prospect.
Gervin, a 4-star cornerback prospect and the second-best prospect in Michigan in 2018 per 247Sports, will reportedly work out for Ohio State coach Kerry Combs on June 17, according to 247Sports’ Bill Kurelic.
This is outstanding for a couple of reasons. First, and most simply, is it shows the Buckeyes are getting more involved in Gervin’s recruiting. Bringing Gervin in for a workout points to the Buckeyes wanting a better look at the cornerback.
The Detroit Cass Technical star originally was committed to Notre Dame, however he backed off that commitment on May 6, giving more teams a chance to land the Detroit native.
Gervin holds offers from Michigan and Michigan State, which makes sense since he’s a top prospect in that state. 247Sports’ current crystal ball predictions have several teams getting Gervin, with Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Michigan and Oregon all having at least one prediction in their favor.
The second reason to consider is Gervin does not currently hold a scholarship from Ohio State. He told 247Sports should he receive an offer from the Buckeyes, it will lead to him finalizing his top choices. That can only be good news for the Buckeyes.
“An Ohio State offer would help breaking down my top choices,” Gervin told Kurelic. “I’ve watched Ohio State a lot — especially in middle school.”
Gervin also has offers from Penn State, LSU, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Florida and Ole Miss.
Should Gervin’s workout lead to an offer from Ohio State, it could land a big blow for Michigan and Michigan State’s chances with the 22nd-best cornerback prospect. Obviously, this is purely speculation, however we’ll find out for sure once Gervin releases his list of top schools, which he told 247Sports will come after The Opening finals this summer.
Land of 10’s Jeremy Birmingham wrote this bit about Gervin and his relationship with Ohio State earlier in May:
If Gervin can get to Ohio State and camp this June, using the opportunity to introduce his family to the Buckeyes staff, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him pick up an Ohio State offer and be in the mix by the end of the summer.