If there is one thing that Ohio State head coach Thad Matta is known for on the recruiting scene, it is landing top talent in the post. After having the likes of Greg Oden, Kosta Koufos, Byron "BJ" Mullens, and Jared Sullinger under his wing, Matta and the Ohio State coaching staff will now have the opportunity to turn class of 2015 big man Daniel Giddens into an NBA first round draft pick.
Just over four months after committing to OSU over scholarship offers from Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, and many other programs, the 6'10, 235 pound Giddens signed his National Letter of Intent with the Buckeyes earlier today, officially making him a Ohio State University student athlete.
The former Wheeler High (GA), turned Oak Hill Academy (VA) standout will add another true post presence to an Ohio State roster that will lose not just Amir Williams and Trey McDonald, but also recent Temple graduate transfer Anthony Lee.
Still a little raw on the offensive end overall but getting better each game, Giddens is known for his tough play on defense. Using his well over seven foot wingspan and fantastic athletic ability to block shots and pull down rebounds, he can alter the overall flow of a game in mere minutes.
With Giddens having a totally different skill set than Dave Bell and Trevor Thompson, a Virginia Tech transfer who will sit out this upcoming season, the four-star prospect should have no problem finding plenty of time in the Ohio State rotation very early on during his career.
See what Daniel Giddens will add to the to the Buckeyes with these highlights: