Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball coaching staff are just days away from signing four top notch prospects, but that doesn’t mean they are done trying to add another piece or two to their already-talented class of 2018.
According to Adam Zagoria, Holtmann and crew are actively pursuing senior point guard Courtney Ramey, a former Louisville pledge, who recently decommitted from the Cardinals.
The Buckeyes aren’t the only program trying to add the four-star talent to their roster for next season. Joining Ohio State in the pursuit for Ramey are programs such as Villanova, Oklahoma State, and Texas, per Zagoria’s report.
Villanova, Oklahoma st, Texas and Ohio State all met recently with 2018 PG Courtney Ramey, his dad tells me.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 4, 2017
While they find themselves up against some stiff competition, the 6’3 Ramey would fit perfectly in with what the new look Buckeyes are wanting to build in Columbus.
Wanting to secure another lead guard to a class that already consists of combo guards Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington Jr, the Saint Louis, Missouri native has shown he’s more than capable of running a offense while attending Webster Groves.
One of the most polished players in the Midwest, Ramey accounted for 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals per game last season.
Before he can suit up in the Scarlet and Gray, Courtney needs to make his way to Columbus. Pegged as a spring signee, the next step for the Buckeyes would be trying to get Ramey on campus for an official visit.
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2019 PG visits OSU
Before visiting with the Butler basketball program on Saturday, class of 2019 point guard Tyrell Terry of De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, MN, made the trek to Columbus on Friday to see what the Ohio State Buckeyes have to offer on and off the court.
“My visit was great, I really liked everything I saw. A few things that stood out to me were the campus and the athletic facilities,” Terry told Land-Grant Holy Land.
While Ohio State hasn’t offered him, the Buckeyes shared with the 5’11, 160-pound guard that they plan on keeping a very close eye on him.
“I had a chance to speak with all the coaches at some point in the day. The main thing they told me was that they are looking for a point guard in my class and that I will be a priority to them moving forward.”
Terry has yet to earn a scholarship offer from Holtmann and crew, but has landed numerous college opportunities during the recruiting process so far. Picking up five scholarship offers, Iowa, Nebraska, and Drake are among the programs to throw their hat in the race for Terry early.
Starting to pay closer attention to where he wants to take his talents, Ohio State is one program Terry would like to hear more from.
“An offer from OSU would be huge for my recruitment. I was really impressed with what I saw today so receiving an offer and allowing me the chance to have the option and opportunity to play there someday would mean a lot. When I think of OSU basketball, I think of tradition. This school has a huge tradition and that tradition is well known around the country and that stood out to me,” Terry said.
As a sophomore last season at De La Salle, Terry, the 22nd ranked class of 2019 point guard, per 247Sports, averaged nearly 10 points a contest for the Islanders, who finished the year off with a final record of 29-3 and a sixth-straight Minnesota Class 3A basketball championship.