Achiuwa adds OSU offer
When it comes to the 2018 hoops recruiting class, Ohio State has already added blue-chip shooting guard Dane Goodwin and three-star small forward Justin Ahrens to the fold. However, looking ahead, they do not have any commitments for the 2019 cycle. With that being said, they do have their sights set on one of the nation’s very best prospects in the class — 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa of St. Benedict Preparatory School (NJ).
Outside of having a stand out name, the 6-foot-7, 175-pounder is also a stand out player on the hardwood. Achiuwa is listed as the 26th highest graded player in his class and 10th best small forward. In addition, the Bronx native is also the third best player in the state of New York, and while his offer sheet isn’t the best, it seems like it’s ready to take off.
Coming into this week, Achiuwa held offers from Massachusetts, Seton Hall, St. John’s and VCU. However, since the start of May, Kansas and Ohio State (on Tuesday) have joined the offer group for him.
Right now, Chris Mullins and the Red Storm hold the lone prediction on the 247Sports Crystal Ball. But with his recruitment seemingly ready to take off, we will see if they can hold their own in this race. It’s worth noting that Precious’ brother, God’sgift Achiuwa, signed with St. John’s back in 2011.
Ruckert added to Polynesian Bowl roster
From the hardwood to the gridiron. When it comes to this year’s recruiting class for head coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State, perhaps the biggest target is ‘18 tight end Jeremy Ruckert of Lindhurst (NY).
Very excited to announce that I am committing to play in the 2018 Polynesian All American Bowl in Hawaii!! pic.twitter.com/7H5NPuT1Xv— Jeremy Ruckert (@Jeremy_Ruckert1) May 3, 2017
It’s not a surprise that the Buckeyes are doing everything they can in hopes of having Ruckert ultimately join the Scarlet and Gray–and build on what is already the fourth ranked class in the country. However, for the time being, Ruckert is only committing to one thing: The Polynesian Bowl. The event is an all-star game played in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will feature “90 nationally ranked players,” according to the game’s website.
Ruckert, a major Buckeye target, will join a handful of names that should be recognized by Ohio State fans. At this time, Buckeye targets like linebacker Palaie Gaoteote (USC commit), wide receiver Jalen Hall, defensive end Micah Parsons, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu, and safety Isheem Young are also listed on the roster to participate in the game.