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4-star PG includes Ohio State in his group of top schools

Buckeye basketball has gained the interest of the top player from Mississippi

Nick Weatherspoon
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Weatherspoon releases Top 10

When it comes to next year’s recruiting class for head coach Thad Matta, the lone piece that is already in the fold is 2017 center Kaleb Wesson (Westerville, OH / Westerville South) — a four-star prospect.

However, on Thursday, the Buckeyes received some good news about a potential pairing when 2017 point guard Nick Weatherspoon (Camden, MS / Velma Jackson) revealed the top 10 schools in his recruitment, and Ohio State was one of them. The Buckeyes will have an uphill battle in trying to secure the 6-foot-2, 173-pounder as national powers North Carolina and Louisville joined the pack in the Weatherspoon sweepstakes.

Right now, Mississippi State is the school that seems to be the odds on favorite to land Weatherspoon. The Bulldogs have an advantage of keeping Weatherspoon closer to home as he currently attends Velma Jackson (MS). We’ll see if the Buckeyes staff can do enough to impress the Camden native and bring him to Columbus, Ohio.

Weatherspoon is currently graded as the 42nd best player in the 2017 recruiting class. To go along with that, he finds himself as the 11th best point guard in the class and the top ranked player from Mississippi. If the Buckeyes can somehow pull this off, the pairing of Weatherspoon and Wesson would give Ohio State the fourth best class in the country.

Williams coming for FNL?

Next month, Ohio State will be holding their annual Friday Night Lights camp at Ohio Stadium. The event, as always, will be full of some of the countries top prospects as they come to Columbus to compete, visit campus and in some cases earn an offer from the Buckeyes.

One prospect who already holds an offer, 2017 cornerback Jamyest Williams (Lawrenceville, GA / Grayson), is considering making a return visit for the event in July. 247Sports’ Bill Kurelic was told by the four-star prospect from Georgia that he is trying to come up for Friday Night Lights. Williams recently visited the Buckeyes campus last month and apparently came away impressed enough that not he wants to return but his father wants to come as well.

Williams told Kurelic “My dad wants to check on the campus.” The Peach State prospect would not commit to being in attendance to Kurelic, as he is waiting to see if his father has a clear schedule for when the event takes place.

Either way, the fact that Williams and his father are even considering making the visit should show that legitimate interest is there. Now, it’s up to the Buckeyes to keep putting the press on the nations 52nd best prospect in hopes of bringing him to Columbus for his collegiate career.

In the meantime, here is Williams’ highlight reel.