Jae'Sean Tate officially signs with Ohio State

Scarberry Media

The first commitment of the Buckeyes' 2014 class signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday.

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.

Check out Tate in action below:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Land-Grant Holy Land

You must be a member of Land-Grant Holy Land to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Land-Grant Holy Land. You should read them.

Join Land-Grant Holy Land

You must be a member of Land-Grant Holy Land to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Land-Grant Holy Land. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker