Signing Day Impact Jeremy Cash

One of the recruiting surprises for Ohio State in the 2011 recruiting class, was the pre-spring game commitment of Florida safety Jeremy Cash. After being considered a Miami lock, Cash accepted the Buckeye offer in April, and enrolled at Ohio State in January.

Even though he has been enrolled at Ohio State for the past month, Plantation (FLA) safety Jeremy Cash is also one of the Buckeyes' big grabs in their 2011 recruiting class. Cash, 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, is a player that could see the field next season.

Cash is ranked as a three-star prospect by Scout, but he is the player in this class that has the best chance to out-shine his ranking over time. The graduation of defensive backs Devon Torrence, Chimdi Chekwa, Jermale Hines and Aaron Gant opens up a lot of spots, and Cash could figure into the depth chart.

Reporting early gets him into the strength and conditioning program much earlier than his classmates, and he will also have the advantage of going through spring football. Cash could also be a strong performer on the Ohio State coverage teams, and could be an excellent special team player.

BREAKDOWN:

Cash is a player I've seen perform often, in camps, practices, 7on7 action, and live game action. He possesses everything needed to be an excellent safety for the Buckeyes. He has speed, size, length, hitting ability, and more importantly, intelligence.

Although he was hurt as a senior, and had pre-season knee surgery, he is a player that can change a game with a big hit, an interception, or a forced fumble. Cash compares very similarly to former Ohio State safety Jermale Hines, and like Hines, he could play several different spots in the Buckeye defense.

Cash on his future:

Plantation, Fla., star junior Jeremy Cash flew to Columbus to attend the Ohio State camp, and by all accounts, put on quite a show for the Buckeye staff.

"I actually thought I did quite well today," Cash said. "I worked out at both defensive back and wide receiver, although I was just having some fun on offense. I seemed to start out a little slowly at defensive back, but once I made the adjustment to the type of talent I was going against, I think I did real well. I had a lot of pass deflections and a few interceptions."

Cash raised a few eyebrows when he arrived at Ohio State on Thursday evening dressed in a business suit and a tie.

"I definitely think I surprised a few people at Ohio State by the way I was dressed," Cash said with a laugh. "My intention was to come to see these people and make a good first impression. I was coming here to take care of business. I realize I'm not just representing my school, but also my state and my family. It's just the way my parents have raised me. To earn an offer from a school like Ohio State I had to show them I was serious about my work. I really want Ohio State to know that if they decide to recruit me that I will represent their school in a positive manner."


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