On a day of firsts, Ohio State's first commitment in the class of 2014, Pickerington Central small forward Jae'Sean Tate, signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday. Tate, a 6'5, 200 pound forward, committed to the Buckeyes nearly a year ago on Nov. 19, 2012, and signed on the first day of the signing period. Projecting to be a small forward at the next level, Tate held offers from Dayton, Michigan, Purdue, West Virginia, and Xavier before pledging to Thad Matta and the Buckeyes.
Tate's biggest strengths are his tenacity on both sides of the ball, slashing ability and his never-ending motor, qualities that helped the forward outperform higher ranked competition on the EYBL circuit for All-Ohio Red. The senior has a level of consistent productivity that should bode well for his future in Columbus. The biggest knack on Tate up to this point is his perimeter shooting, something that can be improved with enough practice. After winning a state championship in his sophomore season with current Michigan combo-guard Caris LeVert, and Michigan State commit Javon Bess, now at rival Gahanna Lincoln, Tate hopes to lead Pickerington Central back to the promised land as a senior.
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