Jyaire Brown does not lack for confidence and the Ohio State true freshman has high expectations for his first season in Columbus.

“My expectations are that I’m looking to come in and play freshman year,” Brown told Bucknuts. “As far as describing my game, I’m a press corner, but I can play off as well. But I feel like my press technique has gotten real well these last two years working with guys at LSU like Derek Stingley and Elias Ricks and things like that. Just learning different techniques from them and just picking their brain.”

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Brown is from West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West), and as a 4-star recruit, he was the No. 24 cornerback in the class of 2022 when he signed with the Buckeyes in December.

Brown may believe he can play, but the Buckeyes appear set at cornerback, at least to start the season, as they have rising fifth-year senior Cameron Brown and rising sophomore Denzel Burke.

Brown will compete with the likes of sophomores Jakailin Johnson, Jordan Hancock and Lejond Cavazos – as well as fellow true freshman early-enrollee Ryan Turner – for what will be key roles in the secondary.

“JK Johnson is my roommate and me and him are really tight,” Brown said. “We compete with each other every day when we’re working out and I feel like he’s going to help bring out the best in me and me and him compete at a high level.”