There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Ohio State’s 5-star freshman defensive end Jack Sawyer. The newcomer was the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class and many believe he has the potential to make an immediate impact in Columbus.

In just a short amount of time, Sawyer is already drawing major compliments from teammates Zach Harrison and Tyreke Smith. Both have been impressed by what the early enrollee has been able to accomplish so far this spring.

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Harrison called Sawyer a “special player” and has been impressed by how much the freshman has absorbed in his short amount of time with the Buckeyes. Smith was also pleasantly surprised by what the new defensive end brought to the room.

Sawyer was the highest-ranked prospect in Ohio State’s 2021 class, which was No. 2 nationally behind only Alabama. He was a longtime commit for the Buckeyes and enrolled early to get a jumpstart on his college career.

That’s a move that has paid off.

Ohio State is known for developing talent along the defensive line. With names like Chase Young, Nick Bosa and Joey Bosa most recently coming out of Columbus, there’s a lot of expectations Sawyer will have ahead of him over the next three seasons.

He’s making the most of his opportunity in spring right now.