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Get To Know Ohio State Signee Jerron Cage

Defensive tackle Jerron Cage is next up in BSB’s daily series of posting a breakdown of each of the 21 players in Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class.

ACCOLADES: Cage is a two-time AP Division II first-team all-state defensive lineman at Winton Woods as a three-year starter. For his career, Cage tallied 24 sacks in addition to 81 total tackles in his senior season alone. He also earned first-team All-Ohio honors from both MaxPreps and JJ Huddle.

CAGE SAYS: “It feels special. Ohio State was on me off the jump. They showed me the most love, and my heart was at Ohio State. Every big program has got something, but something for me was (defensive line coach Larry) Johnson. Coach Johnson is an unbelievable coach. Ever since I met him it was just automatic love from me to him and my family. As soon as my dad met him, he was just like, ‘Oh, my God, yes, I love this man.’”

EXPERT’S TAKE: “He has a lot of physical tools and uses his size and quickness (well). As he continues to improve his technique, he’s going to be tough to handle because of the athleticism he has at his size. When he puts it all together, he is rarely stopped.” – Allen Trieu

PERSONAL: The son of Dionne and Adrian Cage, Jerron is also a stellar wrestler at the high school level. His brother Daniel plays defensive line for Notre Dame.

2017 OUTLOOK: With the likes of Davon Hamilton, Michael Hill, Dre’Mont Jones, Robert Landers and Tracy Sprinkle at the top of the depth chart among the Buckeyes’ defensive tackles, it may be difficult for Cage to find playing time in 2017. Redshirting the upcoming campaign is certainly a possibility for the Cincinnati native. 

COMMIT DATE: July 21, 2015

This bio was originally published in Buckeye Sports Bulletin, the newspaper “For The Buckeye Fan Who Needs To Know More." For four free trial issues of Buckeye Sports Bulletin with no obligation, click here.

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