Lejond Cavazos, his father and placing out fires guiding the scenes after Jeff Hafley’s departure – The Athletic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Julian Fleming despatched one particular of the hundred texts that lit up Lejond Cavazos’ phone Friday night. Fleming, a 5-star vast receiver, was panicked that Cavazos was not going to signal with Ohio Point out on Wednesday.

That is the sort of textual content Cavazos, a 4-star cornerback from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, was receiving following the news broke late Friday that Ohio Point out defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley was leaving the Buckeyes to turn into coach at Boston Higher education. Hafley was responsible for the spectacular turnaround of Ohio State’s defense this time, but with 5 defensive backs dedicated in the Buckeyes’ 2020 recruiting class, there was lots of reason to stress. Recruiting is wild and prospective buyers change commitments when coaches leave. That’s genuine existence.

But Cavazos is not panicking. He’s however signing with Ohio Condition on Wednesday.

Cavazos has a experienced temperament due to the fact his father, C.J. Cavazos, is…