It was somewhat quiet on the Ohio State recruiting front on Tuesday, but we'll start things off on the hardwood where current commits Austin Grandstaff and Mickey Mitchell are planning to visit Columbus for the September 6th football game against Virginia Tech. These two Texans will help put Ohio State's basketball class among the tops in the country when talking about the class of 2015. Each are rated 4-star athletes. However, though he's committed to Ohio State, SMU is the favorite to eventually land Mitchell when looking at his 247Sports crystal ball. He hasn't wavered from his commitment yet, though. It'll be important for the Buckeye to stay on him frequently, especially now that his brother, Mike, has transferred back home to Texas where he will be attending Texas Tech.
2 - Spoke with 2015 G Austin Grandstaff. He and fellow commit Mickey Mitchell planning visit for Sept.6 football game vs. VaTech. #buckbk— Bob Baptist (@BBaptistHoops) June 24, 2014
Moyer makes the rounds
Class of 2016 Columbus, Ohio native Matthew Moyer took a visit to Ohio State yesterday. Though he's not yet rated that should change soon as Moyer holds offers from Iowa, Wisconsin, Xavier, and Dayton. Standing at 6'8 210 pounds, he already has elite height and will be able to fill out his frame as he matures more. Moyer is starting to look like one of the best prospects in the state for his class and would be a huge get for Thad Matta and the Buckeyes. He does not yet hold an Ohio State offer.
Had a fun time on OSU visit today #GoBucks— Matthew moyer (@ballout4ever) June 24, 2014
Bucks touch base with Dime
Ohio State is one of the latest schools to reach out to 2015 big-man Malik Dime. Dime is a junior college athlete and stands at a monstrous 6'10 at the power forward position. Already holding offers from Iowa State, Cincinnati, and Creighton, Dime has positioned himself to be one of the most sought after junior college players in the country. Like Moyer, Ohio State hasn't thrown an offer out to Dime just yet. Ohio State has lacked elite size and the floor the last few years and there's no doubt that Dime could be that answer if offered.
USC, Georgia Tech, Ohio St, Pitt and Missouri are the latest schools to reach out to Malik Dime (6'10/F/2015) of Indian Hills CC.— Brad Winton (@JucoRecruiting) June 24, 2014
Washington draws interest
To football, class of 2017 defensive back Aapari Washington has been gaining a lot of interest from the Buckeyes lately. He visited back in April and also camped over the weekend. The soon-to-be sophomore DB holds and handful of offers and impressed in front of the Ohio State coaching staff. Check him out.
2017 ATH Aapri Washington at Ohio State's camp last Saturday: https://t.co/SvNmiMPTe0— Miles Joseph (@MilesLGHL) June 24, 2014
-The most prized recruit in the 2014 recruiting class for basketball, D'Angelo Russell, was cleared to enroll at Ohio State. See the full update here.