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2018 SG Dane Goodwin commits to Ohio State

Thad Matta, and the Buckeyes secure a commitment from the freshman shooting guard.

Before even suiting up in his first varsity game for Upper Arlington, 2018 shooting guard Dane Goodwin knows exactly where he will play his college ball. Earlier today, the 6'4 sharp shooter, who happens to be a coaches son, decided to accept a scholarship from Thad Matta and the Buckeyes just about a month after receiving his chance to play for OSU.

Goodwin, who had plenty of programs showing interest in him, including Dayton, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, is the first underclassmen to dish out a pledge to the Buckeyes.

Our Zach Fleer had the following to say on the newest Ohio State commit, Dane Goodwin:

"Watching Goodwin, it is really hard to believe that he has yet to play a single minute of high school ball. A skilled and intelligent son of a coach, Goodwin's father is the head coach at Division III Capital, the 6'4 freshman is a sharp-shooting guard that knows how to play the game. Smart with the ball, Goodwin makes the correct passes, and moves really well off the ball to position himself for good shots. A decent athlete with quality foot speed, Goodwin is also a superb defender with quality discipline. Talking to Upper Arlington Coach Tim Casey late last week, Casey said multiple times that Goodwin is advanced for his age, and doesn't play like the typical freshman. Looking as if Goodwin will start from day one of his high school career, Upper Arlington will benefit from it's prized freshman, as a solid senior class should provide him with the type of role models and teammates that enhance a players development."