Five-Star Buckeyes WR Target Jaime Ffrench Reveals Commitment Date

The Ohio State Buckeyes are still heavily pursuing five-star receiver Jaime Ffrench, who recently revealed his decision date.
Mandarin's Jaime Ffrench Jr. (2) celebrates his touchdown score during the third quarter of a regular season high school football matchup Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at Riverside High School in Jacksonville, Fla. The Mandarin Mustangs defeated the Riverside Generals 50-20. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
Mandarin's Jaime Ffrench Jr. (2) celebrates his touchdown score during the third quarter of a regular season high school football matchup Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at Riverside High School in Jacksonville, Fla. The Mandarin Mustangs defeated the Riverside Generals 50-20. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union] / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are obviously no strangers to being in the mix for five-star wide receivers, having a recent history of being the premier development destination in America for the position.

Thus far in the 2025 cycle, there are plenty of receivers who the Buckeyes have their eyes on, including fives-stars Dakorien Moore, Kaliq Lockett, and Jaime Ffrench.

Fortunately for Buckeyes fans everywhere, they won't have to wait long for at least one of those decisions, with Ffrench revealing to On3's Chad Simmons that he is set to make his commitment on August 30, when he will choose between Texas, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, and Ohio State.

However, that wasn't the only news that Ffrench revealed on Friday.

Mandarin's Jaime Ffrench Jr. (2) celebrates his touchdown score during the third quarter of a regular season high school football matchup Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at Riverside High School in Jacksonville, Fla. The Mandarin Mustangs defeated the Riverside Generals 50-20. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
Mandarin's Jaime Ffrench Jr. (2) celebrates his touchdown score during the third quarter of a regular season high school football matchup Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at Riverside High School in Jacksonville, Fla. The Mandarin Mustangs defeated the Riverside Generals 50-20. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union] / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

According to Ffrench, the Longhorns - who he had said were the leader of the pack just days ago - are now back in the mix with the other four schools. This, in turn, puts Ohio State back in a position to make a push for the five-star talent.

“I don’t have a leader,” Ffrench told Simmons. “LSU changed it, they made it competitive. But those one-two-three schools, everybody is in right now. It’s very back open right now.”

As it stands, Ffrench currently ranks as a five-star recruit and the No. 18 player nationally, the No. 4 wide receiver, and the No. 3 player in Florida, per the 247Sports Composite Ranking.

He has already made official visits to LSU and Miami and will take an official to Tennessee this coming weekend, followed by a June 21 trip to Austin to visit the Longhorns.

And while he likely won't visit Columbus again before his August commitment date, the Buckeyes are still expected to get one last crack at getting him on campus for an official before the Early Signing Period in December.


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Matt Galatzan is the Publisher of LonghornsCountry.com, AllAggies.com, and the Managing Editor of BuckeyesNow.com and TheGroveReport.com He is also the Editor-In-Chief of RamDigest.com and TexansDaily.com. Galatzan graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he studied integrated marketing communications, with minors in journalism and business administration. Galatzan started in the sports journalism industry under Mike Fisher at DallasBasketball.com in 2014, which at the time was part of the 247Sports network. He also spent two years covering the SMU Mustangs for PonyStampede.com on the 247Sports network. When DallasBasketball.com and CowboysCountry.com moved over to Sports Illustrated's Fan Nation network in 2020, Galatzan followed suit, eventually being taking over as the Managing Editor and Publisher of LonghornsCountry.com and AllAggies.com a year later. Through the years, Galatzan has conducted a handful of high-profile one-on-one interviews to add to his resume — in both writing and podcasting. Some of his biggest interviews have been with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, former Longhorns players Dan Neil and Phil Dawson, and many other recruits, and current/former players for each of the teams he has covered. Galatzan is also a full-time employee in the digital media department for Audacy and KRLD FM's 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, which is the official radio home of the Dallas Cowboys. You can find Galatzan on all major social media channels, including Twitter on @MattGalatzan For any inquiries, please email matt.galatzan@gmail.com