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Ohio State lands high 4-star 2025 Pennsylvania defensive end

Over the course of the last few recruiting cycles, Ohio State football has struggled getting high-level defensive ends.

The tide is looking like it’s starting to turn in the 2025 cycle, as the Buckeyes got a commitment from Pennsylvania star edge rusher Zahir Mathis. The 6-foot, 6-inch 225-pound end is ranked as the No. 5 edge and 37th overall prospect according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, just outside of 5-star range.

The Buckeyes beat out multiple SEC schools like Alabama, Florida and Georgia along with Big Ten foes Michigan, Penn State and USC. It’s a massive recruiting win for Ohio State, considering the misses in the previous cycles.

Mathis is commitment No. 6 for the Buckeyes in the 2025 cycle in what is looking like another banner class for Ohio State.

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