Running back Bo Jackson commits to Ohio State

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2024 at 12:33 AM

Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

Bo knows football. And he'll continue knowing it at Ohio State.

As the namesake of a legendary football player with an equally memorable marketing machine surrounding him who even played the same position, Lamar "Bo" Jackson Jr. should be used to the comparisons by now. But he's paving his own path on the gridiron at this point, as evidenced by the consensus four-star running back's commitment to the Buckeyes on Tuesday.

Jackson selected Ohio State over offers from the likes of Georgia, Penn State, Alabama and Michigan, among others.

The fifth-ranked player in the state of Ohio per the 247Sports composite rankings, the Cleveland-area product (Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School) posted to social media Tuesday afternoon "It's Official 1000% Committed."

Those same rankings list Jackson as the No. 5 running back in the country for the 2025 class, reporting that he ran for 1,700 yards while averaging over 10 yards per carry in 2023.

--Field Level Media