Jashon Cornell plans to kick off his senior year with a commitment.
The menacing defensive end from Minnesota will unveil his collegiate intentions Aug. 28, the first day of school at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, per 247Sports reporter Steve Wiltfong. Cornell is currently considering dozens of scholarship offers from across the country.
He is rated the nation's No. 3 weak-side defensive end in 247Sports' composite rankings. Cornell comes in at No. 30 among all 2015 prospects, earning his status as a 5-star recruit.
The 6'4", 270-pound playmaker punished opponents throughout his junior season. He secured 70 tackles and 15 sacks in 10 contests, commanding double-team blocking assignments throughout the fall.
Cornell collected 20 tackles for loss and also scored on a fumble recovery return during a dominant campaign.
With his announcement date four months away, coaches still have a significant span to promote their respective programs to the pass-rusher. The goal for many teams is to line up a campus visit with him during the summer.
Cornell has been a frequent traveler this year, with trips to Notre Dame, Northwestern, Mississippi State, Minnesota and Iowa. Plenty of squads are attempting to keep him in Big Ten Conference territory. Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State are among those in the mix. Stanford, Texas and USC present options elsewhere if he elects to leave the region.
Wiltfong reports Cornell will spend time visiting schools along the West Coast "soon."
In 247Sports' Crystal Ball projection, 79 percent of experts predict he'll end up at Notre Dame. Michigan follows behind with 14 percent of total prognostications.
The race for Cornell's commitment has been underway for a while. With an ending in sight, expect his recruitment to heat up in a hurry.
*Recruit information and statistics courtesy of 247Sports, unless otherwise noted.
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