Marysville (OH) four-star linebacker Gabe Powers, a top-50 recruit in the 2022 class, announced his commitment this evening.
Powers is staying home. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect is heading to Ohio State, having chosen the Buckeyes from a list of nearly 20 early offers.
Powers is the No. 1 rising junior in the state of Ohio and the No. 45 overall player in the 2022 cycle, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
He’s also the second-rated outside linebacker in his class.
BREAKING: The #1 OLB in the Class of 2022, Gabe Powers, has just Committed to Ohio State!
The Top 50 Player from Marysville, OH chose the Buckeyes over Wisconsin, Florida State, Notre Dame, & others
He joins 4 ⭐️s Jyaire Brown, C.J. Hicks, and Tegra Tshabola in the 22 class pic.twitter.com/p15MrVwRcr
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) August 1, 2020
“More advanced as a rusher and run defender than in coverage at this point,” reads 247Sports’ scouting report on Powers. “Could eventually grow into an edge player as he continues to physically mature and add mass. Projects as a Power Five starter with the upside to develop into a NFL Draft pick.”
It’s early, but Ohio State’s 2022 class currently ranks second in the country behind only LSU.