Ohio State '24 VA DT (FR) - Eric Mensah

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    Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Pettijohn is considered the 37th-best prospect and the fifth-ranked linebacker in the 2025 class. Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles offered him on Sept. 14.

    Pettijohn has had a terrific junior season thus far, as he’s racked up 73 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hurries, one interception and one pass deflection this year.

    The recruitment of the 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker will likely stretch into next summer, but Ohio State has stood out to Pettijohn so far. The main competitors from his top 12 list to the Buckeyes will likely be Florida State, Texas and Florida.

    Ohio State could take as many as four linebackers in its 2025 class, and Pettijohn would be a great add for Knowles and James Laurinaitis if they can eventually secure his commitment.

    The Ohio State commit has visited Columbus twice this season – once for the Buckeyes’ home opener against Youngstown State and again for the Maryland game.

    “While I was watching Ohio State’s defensive line play, I was just like, ‘Wow.’ Their power getting off the line and seeing their explosiveness and pursuit to the ball and everything just brought joy to me,” Mensah said after his first visit. “They’re a really disciplined team and you know they know what they’re talking about and they know what they’re doing.”
     
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    Stafford (Va.) Mountain View (DL Eric Mensah) is 11-0 after a 48-6 win over Woodbridge (Va.) Forest Park.
     
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    Stafford (Va.) Mountain View (DL Eric Mensah) lost to Haymarket (Va.) Battlefield 21-18 to finish the season 11-1.
     
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