Allen down to final 5
Ohio State found themselves on the shortlist for Thomas Allen (Garner, NC /Brewster Academy), a three-star shooting guard product.
Via Twitter, Brewster Academy’s head coach listed where the 6-foot-2 guard would be visiting this fall. Allen’s trip to Columbus, Ohio will be second among the five locations, and will take place over the course of Oct.7-9.
As it stands, Kaleb Wesson (Westerville, OH / Westerville South) is the lone commit for the 2017 class. The addition of Allen would be a perfect accompaniment to Wesson – who is the third best player in the state of Ohio.
In Allen’s home state, he is regarded as the No.5 player in North Carolina and ranks in the top 50 for his position.
The other four places Allen will visit include Nebraska, Virginia Tech, St.Louis and NC State.
Four-star forward chooses Butler over Ohio State
Over the weekend, Thad Matta and the Ohio State Buckeyes' basketball team added two important members to its 2018 class. Both four-star forward Darius Bazley (Cincinnati, Ohio / Finneytown) and three-star forward Justin Ahrens(Versailles, Ohio / Versailles) are in-state prospects and are joined by 2018 three-star Buckeye commit Dane Goodwin(Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington.)
On Monday, another elite in-state Buckeye target made his collegiate decision. This time it was 2017 four-star forward Kyle Young (Massillon, Ohio / Jackson). Young had recently narrowed down his list of favorite schools and Ohio State was one of five schools that made the cut, along with Michigan, Clemson, Purdue and Butler.
In a surprising move, Young announced via Twitter that he will continue his basketball career at Butler. Losing out on Young is a significant blow to Matta's recruiting class for 2017. A combination of the Young and Wesson would have boosted Ohio State's rankings for 2017 immensely.
After having four members of last year's freshman class transfer from the program, losing out on Young hurts even more.
Proud to announce that I will be a bulldog! pic.twitter.com/oYBKpVsc8D— Kyle Young (@kyleyoung3144) August 29, 2016
Buckeye-lauded Bishop Gorman now No. 1 HS in the country
Bishop Gorman High School has been kind to Ohio State recently. Three key members of the Buckeye's 2017 recruiting class are currently playing for the Gales in Las Vegas, NV, and it is safe to say this is a relationship Urban Meyer is going to continue dedicating a lot of time into maintaining.
Tyjon Lindsey, Tate Martell and Haskell Garrett are all currently committed to the Buckeyes and after beating powerhouse Cedar Hill over the weekend, MaxPreps now has the school listed as the No. 1 school in the country. While Lindsey was out with an injury, both Martell and Garrett played significant roles in the impressive victory over the weekend.
BuckeyeNation will want to watch this team whenever possible as the three commits from this school all have playmaking potential. This week, Bishop Gorman's schedule doesn't get much easier, as the Gales will take on Florida powerhouse Cocoa, whom former Buckeye QB/RB commit, Bruce Judson plays for.
In case you were wondering how other future Buckeyes fared in their first week back on the field, don't worry, we have you covered.