A day after the Buckeyes won the Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State and new safeties coach Greg Schiano got thier first commit of the New Year.
Jahsen Wint, a 2016 safety out of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall, flipped from Temple to Ohio Sate on Jan. 2.
Wint (5-11, 180) is a two-star prospect who has seen his recruitment explode in recent weeks. After picking up an Ohio State offer in early December he was also offered by fellow Big Ten program Penn State and Rutgers.
He visited Ohio State on the final weekend before the current recruiting dead period and came away impressed with what he saw. Although the Buckeyes had told him the offer was coming, it was made official on the in-person visit.
“It made me feel better about my game and made me want to work even harder,” he told BuckeyeSports.com.
Fellow Erasmus Hall product Curtis Samuel hosted Wint on the weekend visit and gave his own take on what he thought the two-star safety should do.
“He just basically told me that if I want to win games and championships I should come here,” Wint said.
The trip to Columbus forced Wint to weigh his thoughts on which program would best suit his interests at the college level.
“Ohio State is a dominant program and Temple is an up-and-coming program that’s about to make history,” he said. “I like both programs.”
In the end, he decided he liked Ohio State more.