Ohio State Recruiting: 2026 Four-Star CB Jakob Weatherspoon Raves About Ohio State Offer

On June 5th, the Buckeyes held their first summer camp. They extended an offer to a very talented instate player in the 2026 class, four-star CB Jakob Weatherspoon from Avon, Ohio. Weatherspoon spoke very highly of the Buckeyes and raved about the offer to The Silver Bulletin. 

Weatherspoon spoke on what stood out to him the most, “The people in the program, whether it’s a player, coach, assistant coach, etc. There were a ton of great people who had great energy and seemed to love the fact that I was there.” As an Ohio native, the offer is a huge one for him. He said, “Being from Ohio, this offer means a lot to me because I know how special football means to this community and to me. So it truly means a lot.”

In addition, Weatherspoon spoke highly of the coaches, “I feel that I already have a very good bond with the coaches since this wasn’t my first time on campus. We got even closer today and them coaching me built an even stronger relationship between us.” With that all being said, Weatherspoon said, “The Bucks for me stand in a very high spot on my recruiting list.”

But, the Buckeyes aren’t the only school he will camp at. He told us that he will be at Penn State this weekend. He holds offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, and others. He spoke about his commitment timeline as well, “I feel that I still have some time in my recruitment and will have a commitment sometime this junior season.”

Coach Talk: Collin Bryant

What’s more, one of Jakob’s current coaches, Coach Collin Bryant, gave some notes about Jakob. A little tidbit, but Bryant is a grandson of a Buckeye who played for Woody Hayes. He spoke highly about what stands out about Weatherspoon: “Jakob is an exceptionally gifted athlete whose speed and strength allowed him to make a significant impact as a sophomore.” He added, “He has great hips and can run with anyone on the field. What truly makes Jakob stand out is his mentality—he embraces any challenge and always wants to compete with the best. His combination of physical attributes and a competitive spirit sets him apart from his peers.”

Furthermore, Coach Bryant mentioned a strong suit of Weatherspoon’s game, “One of Jakob’s strong suits is his speed, which allows him to excel in man coverage and be an elite tackler. Additionally, he has the ability to take the top off the defense when playing offense. His high football IQ enables him to process information quickly and adapt on the fly, making him a versatile and formidable player on both sides of the ball.”

In addition, Weatherspoon is a great person. Bryant said, “As a person, Jakob is a leader both on and off the field. He sets a positive example for the youth in our community and is known for his personable nature.”  The effort from Jakob is consistent, “He consistently makes an effort to engage with his teachers, peers, and coaches, demonstrating his strong interpersonal skills and commitment to building relationships.”

Lastly, Bryant talked a lot about his coachability. He said, “Jakob exemplifies coachability through his constant desire to improve. He is always seeking feedback and looking for ways to enhance his game, much like he approaches his academics as an honors student.” Bryant added, “Jakob takes any feedback given to him seriously and prioritizes improvement in those areas.” Even in the classroom and weight room, “His dedication to lifting others up and elevating their performance further shows his commitment to being a great teammate and student of the game.”