MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Cretin-Derham Hall senior Jashon Cornell can breathe a sigh of relief as he heads into his final year of prep football for the Raiders. He announced Wednesday morning where he’s headed to play college football.
The defensive lineman, also Minnesota’s No. 1 recruit and one of the nation’s top players, had top-five list of Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa and Penn State. Cornell also had considered and had an offer from the Gophers, but they were always considered a longshot.
Cornell announced he’s headed to Ohio State and will play for head coach Urban Meyer. A five-star recruit, Cornell may not ever face the Gophers in Minnesota. The two teams play at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015 and 2018, and he could redshirt as a freshman. Cornell made Wednesday’s announcement live on ESPN’s web site.
He’s the latest of several highly-touted football players to come out Cretin-Derham and and head to college out of state. That list most recently includes James Onwualu and Michael Floyd, who each went to Notre Dame, and Seantrel Henderson, who chose Miami.
Cornell will sign his National Letter of Intent to play college football in February on National Signing Day.