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Five-Star Devin Sanchez commits to Ohio State

Devin Sanchez picks Ohio State over Alabama and Texas A&M

Defensive back Devin Sanchez, the top rated junior in the Lone Star State, has committed to Ohio State. Sanchez announced his decision on NBC during the All-American Bowl on Saturday afternoon.

With hats of Alabama, Ohio State and Texas A&M on the table in front of him, Sanchez unzipped his All-American Bowl jacket to reveal an Ohio State T-shirt. Every major football program in America sought the star from Galena Park (Texas) North Shore High.

“For the next three to four years, I will be taking my talents to The Ohio State University,” he said.

Sanchez then grabbed the Ohio State hat and put it on. There’s no doubt that Texas A&M and Alabama will continue to recruit Sanchez, who is rated the top cornerback in the class of 2025. Sanchez is rated as the No. 4 overall prospect in the Class of 2025 and the top prospect in Texas by 247 Sports.

The 2023 Our Esquina All-American is the top Latino high school football prospect in recent memory.

Family affair for Devin Sanchez

Sanchez was joined by his parents Daniel and Deetra Sanchez for the announcement. Devin’s siblings Dylan and Danni were also with him for the announcement along with a few North Shore teammates and his trainer.

“I’m just super excited,” Daniel Sanchez said. “I don’t want to get emotional, but just trust in God. We’ve been in this process for a long time just trusting, believing, working. Just trying to stay as humble as possible. We’re so proud.”

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Devin Sanchez, 17, has been an All-District selection the last two seasons in one of the toughest districts in America. He has also helped North Shore reach the last three Texas 6-A football championship games.

Sanchez was the Houston Chronicle’s Newcomer of the Year in the city of Houston in 2022. He has also been selected to the Chronicle’s All-City team the last two seasons.

Sanchez was a Sophomore Max-Preps All-American in 2022 and a Junior Max-Preps All-American in 2023. Devin Sanchez is also likely to be selected to the 2023 All-State team that will be announced soon.

He is on pace to become the third member of his immediate family to play college sports. His father and brother both played college football, and his mom ran track in college. Verbal commitments on non-binding, which is why other schools will keep after him until he signs in December, at the earliest.

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