Ohio State coaching staff impressed with Sonny Styles

Everyone knew Ohio State had something special in freshman grade Sonny Styles. He was the No. 1 ranked security in the class of 2023 according to the Ranking 247Sports Composite before regrading to the Class of 2022. Five-star security was a must for Ohio State living in Buckeye’s backyard from Pickerington, Ohio, and with his father, Lorenzo Sr. wearing the scarlet and gray in the 90s.

However, even though everyone was excited about Styles joining OSU a year earlier than expected, it turns out that the youngster is only 17 years old. It doesn’t seem to make a difference to the coaching staff, as Styles seems to be holding on and is mature well beyond his years…both physically and mentally.

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New defensive backs coach Perry Eliano had nothing but praise for his budding star.

“He’s a beast. He’s a big boy,” Eliano said during a media briefing recently. “The biggest thing about Sonny is that he’s 17 and you’d think he’s 22. He’s very, very mature. Very humble. No rights. He just came and worked .

Looks like dad raised his son well. It might be easy for a highly touted rookie and son of a former star to walk in and think he already owns the place, but all that doesn’t seem to be happening.

It remains to be seen how many styles will play this year. He is still waiting to have his black band removed to become an official member of the brotherhood. You can follow our black stripe removal tracker here.

The Buckeyes will host our Lady to open the season Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. Styles’ older brother, Lorenzo Jr., is a wide receiver for the Fighting Irish. I’m sure little brother will be chomping at the bit to get in on the fun. Someone has to have bragging rights at Thanksgiving dinner.

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