The papers are in. Westerville South big man Kaleb Wesson is officially a Buckeye after signing his national letter of intent with Ohio State.
Following in the footsteps of not only his father Keith Wesson, who suited up for the Buckeyes in the 1980s, but also his older brother Andre, a current freshman on the Ohio State roster. The younger Wesson verbally committed to OSU during the summer of 2015 over programs such as Iowa, and Xavier.
The Buckeyes are starting to once again stockpile big man talent. Assuming no departures, Wesson will join upperclassmen Trevor Thompson, Dave Bell, Micah Potter, and Derek Funderburk on the Ohio State roster for the 2017-2018 season. While Thad Matta and crew might have more true post players than normal, Wesson should have no problem seeing the court early on during his career at OSU.
Wesson has been a force down low throughout his time with Westerville South. During his three seasons on the court he’s accounted for 723 points, 518 rebounds, 166 blocked shots, and 99 assists. Averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds a contest last year as a junior, Kaleb led the Wildcats to their first state championship title in program history.
Not only one of the top players in the state of Ohio, but the entire country, Wesson is considered the seventh best center and 78th overall rated prospect in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
“A burly 6-foot-10 post committed to Ohio State, Wesson is the area's most dominant low-post player, helping lead Westerville South to its first-ever state championship in 2015-16. With soft touch, soft hands, and an ability to not only bang inside and score, but knock down shots from mid-range and three-point range, Wesson is a classic big man with skill.” - 270Hoops.com