Garland grabs Buckeye offer
On Wednesday, it was Head Coach Thad Matta and the basketball Buckeyes who stole recruiting headlines. 2018 point guard Darius Garland, a top 15 player in his class, was the recipient of a Scarlet and Gray offer.
The Brentwood Academy (TN) baller, to no one's surprise, is currently being courted by many respectable hoop programs around the country. Arizona State, Baylor, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, have already offered the 5-foot-11, 145-pounder. With that being said, Garland blowing up is certainly something that could happen; Garland also has Duke, UCLA and others keeping tabs on him.
Garland is the 13th overall player in next year's class. He also stands as the second best point guard in the class and the best player from Tennessee. This will be a battle between many top universities, however, if the Buckeyes could somehow prevail when all is said and done, perhaps their spot inside the top five in recruiting rankings can be secure.
Committed to visit
There is also news on another Ohio State point guard target in next year’s class. According to Adam Zagoria, ‘18 PG Jahvon Quinerly of Hudson Catholic (NJ) told Zagoria that he will visit the Buckeyes’ campus in November.
Quinerly is a four-star prospect who holds offers from Cincinnati, Connecticut, Kansas, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Villanova, Virginia and more. The Garden State standout is ranked as the No.30 player in the class, the eighth best PG, and the third highest graded player in the state. This will be a big opportunity for the Buckeyes to make a move in the recruitment of the 6-foot, 170-pound prospect if they have any hope in pairing him with ‘18 small forwards Justin Ahrens and Darius Bazley, as well as ‘18 SG Dane Goodwin.
Martell, Bucks eye Bolden
Switching gears to the gridiron, ‘17 quarterback commit Tate Martell of Bishop Gorman (NV) released some insight in his weekly journal on LandOf10.com as to whom he hopes joins him in this years Buckeye recruiting class.
Martell wrote that ‘17 defensive back Bubba Bolden, his Gaels teammate, is one that he and Ohio State are “pushing for”. The 5-foot-10, 203-pounder continued by saying he thinks they are in good position for the four-star safety and that he feels like the Buckeyes will find a spot in Bolden’s top three. As usual, a visit is the next thing that Ohio State will want to take place – and Martell expressed that in the journal entry.
Bolden is a 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and currently sits as one of the top safeties in the 2017 class. The Bishop Gorman defensive back is ranked No.11 at his position and No.4 in the state of Nevada behind ‘17 wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, Martell, and ‘17 defensive tackle Haskell Garrett.
Lindsey and Garrett, like Martell, are already committed to the Buckeyes.