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Cody Simon

LB

Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 225
  • Hometown Jersey City, N.J.
  • Last School St. Peter’s Prep
  • Year Freshman

Prior to Ohio State
• The No. 9-rated outside linebacker nationally and No. 3 player in the state of New Jersey
• A composite four-star prospect by 247Sports.com
• Played for St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J. for head coach Rich Hansen
• The fourth top-five prospect from New Jersey to sign with Ohio State in a two-year period (Tyler Friday, Ronnie Hickman and Luke Wypler are the others)
• Made nine tackles and had a 70-yard punt return for touchdown in St. Peter’s 21-14 win over Don Bosco Prep in the Non-Public Group IV state championship game
• During his junior season in 2018, had 89 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks
• Also had an interception – which he returned for a touchdown – to go along with four passes defended, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries
• Earned linebacker MVP honors at the Opening New Jersey Regional

More on Cody
• Is the son of Amy Ellis