One of the very best defenders in the 2024 class — and the top-ranked recruit from the state of Ohio — is down to 7 schools.

Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville cornerback Bryce West revealed his Top 7 on Wednesday. He’s got Alabama, Georgia, and Texas A&M in the mix alongside the hometown Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan, Oregon, and USC.

The Buckeyes are viewed as the team to beat in West’s recruitment. Ohio State has two Crystal Balls logged in its favor on 247Sports. He’ll visit Michigan this upcoming weekend, then take official visits to USC and Ohio State the following two weeks.

In the industry-generated 247 Composite, the 5-foot-11 West ranks as the No. 43 overall recruit. He’s the No. 4 corner and the top-ranked prospect from Ohio. He’s a consensus 4-star recruit.

As a junior last fall, he was named an All-American by MaxPreps after going the entire year without allowing a touchdown reception. He intercepted four passes for a Glenville team that went 15-0 and captured its first state title. West also runs track and holds a personal best time of 10.93 seconds in the 100m.

Georgia currently holds the top-ranked class in the country and a verbal pledge from the No. 1 corner in the cycle, IMG Academy’s Ellis Robinson IV. Alabama holds a verbal commitment from 5-star Clay-Chalkville corner Jaylen Mbakwe. Texas A&M, with just 6 known commitments so far (none from 5-stars), is still looking to kickstart its 2024 class.

You can view West’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: