Jyaire Brown, Ohio All-American, 4-star cornerback, signs with Ohio State

Chris Pugh
The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio State football team is hoping Lakota West graduate Jyaire Brown can help bolster its cornerback ranks as a member of the team's 2022 recruiting class.

Brown was named the Division I Southwest District and Greater Miami Conference Player of the Year. The Ohio State commit registered five interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries. On offense, Brown had 26 receptions for 416 yards and four scores and had a pair of punt return touchdowns. 

Ohio State recruiting:Who's signing with Ohio State football on National Signing Day

Lakota West receiver Jyaire Brown runs after a catch in the regional semifinal game between Lakota West and St. Xavier high schools at Princeton High School Nov. 12, 2021.

Brown, was ranked as the eighth-best prospect in Ohio, 18th best cornerback product in the country and 155th top prospect overall.

The Buckeyes are looking for depth in their cornerback ranks after Sevyn Banks and Cameron Brown walked during Senior Day last month, and Demario McCall and Marcus Williamson were both super seniors in 2021.

The 2022 Ohio State football recruiting class

  • C.J. Hicks, LB 
  • Sonny Styles, S
  • Gabe Powers, LB 
  • Devin Brown, QB 
  • Caleb Burton, WR 
  • Kaleb Brown, WR 
  • Kenyatta Jackson, DE 
  • Kyion Grayes, WR 
  • Tegra Tshabola, OT 
  • Kojo Antwi, WR 
  • Jyaire Brown, CB 
  • Dallan Hayden, RB 
  • George Fitzpatrick, OT 
  • Ryan Turner, CB 
  • Kye Stokes, S 
  • Bennett Christian, TE
  • Avery Henry, OT
  • Caden Curry, DL

Where Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class ranks 

Ohio State entered December National Signing Day with the No.4-ranked recruiting class.

They trail Georgia, Alabama and Texas A&M. Those three programs plan to sign three 5-star recruits each.

When is the next National Signing Day?

In 2017, the NCAA brought back the early signing day for football. It went into effect in 2018. But before that, the first Wednesday of February was National Signing Day for football recruits. 

The next signing will be Feb. 2, 2022. 

However, recruits don’t have to sign that day. Last year, Ohio State signed J.T. Tuimoloau in the summer. 

How does Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class look right now?

As of now, Ohio State has two commitments in its 2023 class after Styles reclassified a week before National Signing Day. Tight end Tyler Lockwood of Independence, Tenn. (4-star) and Dayton Wayne standout lineman Joshua Padilla (4-stars) have committed to Ohio State. 

The 10-highest rated recruits to sign with Ohio State 

The recruiting ranking era began in the early 2000s. Here are the 10 highest-rated players to sign with Ohio State. 

  • Quinn Ewers, QB, Southlake Carroll High School (2021)
  • Terrelle Pryor, QB, Jeannette High School, (2008)
  • Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Cleveland Glenville (2004)
  • J.T. Tuimoloau, DL,  Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic (2021)
  • Jack Sawyer, DL, Pickerington North High School (2021)
  • Julian Fleming, WR, Catawissa (Pa.) Southern Columbia High School (2020)
  • Noah Spence, DE, Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt (2012)
  • Nick Bosa, DE, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas (2016)
  • Beanie Wells, RB, Akron Garfield High School (2006)
  • Sam Maldonado, RB, Harrison (NY.) High School (2000) 

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Gannett Ohio journalists Shelby Dermer and Joe Harrington contributed to this story