For the second year in a row the Ohio State Buckeyes will have one of their prized recruits make an appearance in the Jordan Brand Classic. Following in the footsteps of current OSU standout D'Angelo Russell, class of 2015 signee Austin Grandstaff has been selected in to play in this year's game on April 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Suiting up for the West squad, Grandstaff will team up with former OSU targets such as Malik Newman, Dwyane Bacon, and Tyler Davis against the likes of Luke Kennard, Isaiah Briscoe, Malachi Richardson, and Charles Matthews of the East team.
After being snubbed for the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago, the Jordan Brand Classic event next month will give the 6'4, 180-pound sharp shooting guard from Rockwall, Texas a chance to prove his name belongs alongside the top talent in the senior class.
According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Grandstaff is considered the 12th shooting guard, and 47th overall prospect in the 2015 class.
For full rosters, and much more game info, visit JordanBrandClassic.com.
Victor makes The Opening
After a more-than-stellar outing at the NFTC in Miami over the weekend, class of 2016 wide receiver Binjimen Victor received his invite to participate in The Opening, a best-of-the-best camp held at Nike headquarters this summer.
Getting the news from Brian Stumpf of Student Sports and The Opening, Victor is very much looking forward to his opportunity to go up against other top rated recruits in Oregon.
"I'm excited, and blessed. I've been working hard so that I could show out at the NFTC, and I got my chance. It's just a great feeling," the four-star standout told Land-Grant Holy Land soon after learning of his selection for The Opening.
One of the most sought-after receivers in the 2016 class, the 6'4, 170-pound playmaker currently holds scholarship offers from a number of the top programs in the country. OSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and LSU are just a few of the schools off his long list of potential suitors.
As a junior at Coconut Creek High School, Victor had a pretty impressive season. Hauling in over 40 receptions, he finished the year with 811 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
See what Binjimen Victor could add to the OSU roster with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl:
- One of the most prolific kickers in Pennsylvania history will play his college ball for Ohio State. Earlier this week Mitchell MacZura of Pittsburgh Central Catholic announced that he will join the Buckeyes as a walk-on. MacZura, who handled both kicking and punting duties at Central Catholic since his freshman year, will add depth to returning OSU specialists Sean Nuernberger and Cameron Johnston.
- Recently hired running back coach Tony Alford has wasted no time recruiting for the Buckeyes. Last night, Alford once again took a moment out to communicate with 2016 OSU verbal commit Kareem Walker. Arguably the top overall running back in the 2016 class, Walker is the face of the Ohio State class so far.