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Thad Matta and Ohio State offer 2019 standout

The Buckeyes didn’t just beat Michigan over the weekend. They also offered one of the state’s top recruits.

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In Michigan to take on the Wolverines, Thad Matta and Chris Jent used the opportunity to check in on one of the top class of 2019 basketball players in the country.

On Friday, Matta and Jent watched sophomore standout Romeo Weems in action. Showing why he’s considered a high level prospect, the 6-foot-6 small forward scored 25 points, pulled in 12 rebounds and snatched away seven steals to help pace his New Haven squad to a 77-38 runaway victory over East Detroit.

Impressing the Buckeye coaches with his performance in the win, Matta and Jent offered the four-star prospect a chance to suit up for Ohio State on the college level. His second Big Ten scholarship in a week, OSU joins Michigan State in the pursuit of Weems.

Starting to watch his recruitment heat up rather quickly, Weems is currently considered the 33rd small forward and 101st overall prospect in the entire class of 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Quick Hits

  • Per Adam Gorney of Rivals, Ohio State is among the programs showing interest in 2019 athlete Bru McCoy of Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound, four-star rated sophomore reportedly holds offers at the moment from programs such as Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame, UCLA and USC.
  • One-time Buckeye quarterback pledge Danny Clark, a University of Kentucky signee from Akron Archbishop Hoban, finally had his Ohio State block O tattoo covered up.