Much like college and NFL players have elected to sit out, high school athletes are also taking the option to sit out the 2020 football season.
Ohio State commit Jordan Hancock told 247Sports that he will sit out his senior season at North Gwinnett High in Georgia because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the report, Hancock’s parents have health risks and that the cornerback wants to limit contact with other people during the pandemic.
Hancock committed to Ohio State last month after decommitting from Clemson and is the second of Ohio State’s upcoming recruiting class that will not be playing his senior season joining running back TreVeyon Henderson after the state of Virginia moved high school football to the spring.
Hancock, a four-star recruit is the fifth-ranked cornerback in the nation and the 76th overall rated player in the Class of 2021 according to 247 Sports. The Buckeyes currently have the top ranked recruiting class overall and in the Big Ten headlined by pass rusher Jack Sawyer, the five-star recruit from Pickerington, Ohio.