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2018 4-star SG Torrence Watson commits to Ohio State

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NCAA Basketball: Western Carolina at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The future is definitely starting to look bright for the Ohio State basketball program.

Just days after landing a pledge from newly classified 2017 wing Musa Jallow, Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes coaching staff have now landed a verbal commitment from class of 2018 shooting guard Torrence Watson.

A four-star rated prospect from Whitfield School in St. Louis, Missouri, committed to Ohio State over scholarship offers from Missouri, Marquette, Kansas State, and others.

Like Jallow, the 6-foot-4 Watson first got on Holtmann’s radar during his time at Butler.

The first class of 2018 commitment for the Buckeyes, Waston is currently considered the 23rd shooting guard, and 100th overall prospect in the senior class, according to the 247Sports Compositing Rankings.

Guards are a major priority for Ohio State recruiting, as Kam Williams, CJ Jackson, and Jallow are the only scholarship guards on the roster, with Williams departing after this season. Look for the Buckeyes to continue to target guards, especially point guards, in the 2018 and 2019 classes, as they look to grow that depth even more.

You can check out highlights of Watson in action below.