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Ohio State Buckeyes finalist for four-star linebacker Gavin Nix

The Ohio State Buckeyes are a finalist for another elite linebacker in the 2025 recruiting class.

According to Hayes Fawcett of On3, the Buckeyes are one of six teams that four-star IMG Academy linebacker Gavin Nix will choose from if he makes his commitment.

October 14, 2023;  Lafayette, In., USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day pumps his fastest after a touchdown by Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Devin Brown (33) during the first half of Saturday's NCAA Division I football game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in Lafayette.

October 14, 2023; Lafayette, In., USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day pumps his fastest after a touchdown by Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Devin Brown (33) during the first half of Saturday’s NCAA Division I football game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in Lafayette. / Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch

Nix will decide from a final group of six teams, including Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford, Notre Dame, Florida State and Miami. The Buckeyes originally offered him in January.

On Saturday, four-star linebacker Riley Pettijohn announced Ohio State as one of his four finalists.

A four-star recruit from IMG in Bradenton, Florida, Nix, who stands 6-0, 225 pounds, is the No. 11 linebacker in the class and the No. 88 player overall. He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Colorado, Michigan, Texas and Texas A&M programs, among others.

He has official visits scheduled to Miami (June 7), Oregon (June 14) and Florida State (June 21).

Last season at IMG, Nix posted 42 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, five quarterback hits and a sack in eight games. He joined the prestigious athletics academy ahead of the 2022 season.

The Buckeyes have 12 commitments through 2025 following the recent release of cornerback Blake Woodby. Ohio State’s class still features five-star cornerbacks Devin Sanchez and Na’eem Offord, along with three-star safeties DeShawn Stewart and Cody Haddad. Sanchez and Offord are currently listed as the top two CBs overall in the entire 2025 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports rankings.

However, adding Nix to the group would give Ohio State its third commitment at linebacker alongside four-star Tarvos Alford and three-star Eli Lee.

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