BOOM! Four-Star EDGE Zahir Mathis Commits to Ohio State!

BOOM! 2025 Four-Star EDGE Zahir Mathis Commits to Ohio State!

Larry Johnson strikes early on the 2025 trail and lands an absolute athletic freak of a pass rusher.

Mathis picked the Buckeyes over Florida State, Texas, Texas, Tennessee, and South Carolina. He stands in at 6’6 and weighs 225lbs. The Pennsylvania EDGE has a ton of speed and not a lot of wasted movement for a pass rusher. He has good technique and power, bullying offensive tackles easily. Mathis is a very good playmaker as well on the EDGE, from swatting passes to breaking through containment, and to chasing down players 10+ yards downfield.

Mathis was offered by Ohio State back in June 2023 and told The Silver Bulletin at the time “The program’s history and the history of the DL, [means a lot].” Mathis also described Coach Larry Johnson as a “Legendary coach.”

With the commitment of Mathis, it adds a top-end pass rusher to what could be an elite defensive class. He’s got the size, the skill to be a legend. He attends Pennsylvania Powerhouse, Imhotep Institute, and has dominated. Imhotep has produced some top high school pass rushers. On the defensive side in Ohio State’s 2025 class he joins five-star CB Devin Sanchez, four-star CB Blake Woodby, and three-star LB Eli Lee as early commitments.

According to 247sports composite, he is ranked as the #33 prospect nationally, and #5 EDGE. Mathis is ranked as the best player in Pennsylvania.