Ohio's No. 1 prospect, OSU target Gabe Powers set to announce

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Marysville class of 2022 linebacker Gabe Powers, who is a huge Ohio State target and the No. 1 prospect in the Buckeye State, is set to announce his college choice. Powers will announce his decision on Saturday between 7:00 and 7:30 pm ET. He will post his announcement on his Twitter account.

Powers has 22 scholarship offers including Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Nebraska, Michigan, Florida State, Tennessee, Colorado, Boston College and Pitt.

Powers’ finalists are Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska and Florida State.

Powers’ father Mike Powers is a former college football player and a coach on the Marysville staff.

Powers has long said he wanted to take visits before making his decision, but Bucknuts is told he is sure of where he wants to go so he is going to announce on Saturday.

Powers, who is being recruited by Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington, attended two Buckeye games last season, their wins over Michigan State and Penn State.

The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound Powers played middle linebacker prior to his sophomore season when he moved to outside linebacker and made 90 tackles. The Buckeyes are recruiting him as an outside linebacker.

Powers is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is the country’s No. 45 overall 2022 prospect, the No. 2 outside linebacker and the No. 1 prospect in Ohio.

The Buckeyes have a commitment from one top 2022 linebacker in C.J. Hicks from Kettering (Ohio) Alter. They plan to sign at least three and likely four class of 2022 linebackers.

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The Buckeyes also have a great start to their 2022 recruiting class with commitments from the No. 3 prospect in the state of Ohio in cornerback Jyaire Brown, Ohio’s No. 4 class of 2022 prospect in Hicks, and Ohio’s No. 5 class of 2022 prospect in offensive lineman Tegra Tshabola.

The Buckeyes have a spectacular 2021 recruiting class going with 19 early commitments. Their commitment list currently consists of 5-star quarterback Kyle McCord who was their No. 1 quarterback target in the 2021 class, 5-star running back TreVeyon Henderson, 4-star running back Evan Pryor, two 4-star wide receivers in Jayden Ballard and Marvin Harrison Jr., tight end Sam Hart, two of the country’s elite offensive line prospects in 5-star Donovan Jackson and 4-star Ben Christman who is the top class of 2021 offensive line prospect in Ohio. On the defensive side of the ball the Buckeyes have another 5-star prospect in defensive end Jack Sawyer, another top defensive end in high 4-star Tunmise Adeleye, the top defensive tackle in Ohio in Mike Hall, the country’s No. 2 inside linebacker in Reid Carrico, a trio of outstanding cornerbacks in Jakailin Johnson, Jordan Hancock and Denzel Burke, top in-state safety Jaylen Johnson, 4-star Tennessee safety/cornerback Andre Turrentine, the No. 1 overall prospect in Kentucky safety/athlete Jantzen Dunn and Australian punter Jesse Mirco. The Buckeyes’ 2021 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 1 in the country in the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings with a fairly big lead over No. 2 Alabama.

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