Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, by now you know Ohio State recruiting is on fire. Even though they’ve hit a bump or two on the trail, the Buckeyes' class of 2018 is still considered number one overall in the country.
Still tracking down talent to bring in, on Sunday Ohio State added another huge piece to their puzzle. Committing to OSU before his Huber Heights (OH) Wayne played live on the ESPN family of networks, four-star wide receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith announced his verbal pledge to the Buckeyes over chances to suit up for programs such as Kentucky and Cincinnati.
"They get down to business at Ohio State," Smith said to Marc Givler of BuckeyeGrove.com.
"Going to O-State, your future is in great shape. You can go back and get a job and use your connections, that's how much of an impact being an Ohio State football player has," he added.
The 17th member of the Buckeyes class of 2018 team might not have won the game, falling 41-0 to the hands of Pine-Richland (PA), but Smith showed glimpses of why he’s ranked among the best of the best on the high school level.
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Chris Holtmann and crew received some sour news when shooting guard Torrence Watson backed off his verbal pledge, but finished the weekend off strong by learning they're still in the mix for one of the top power forward prospects in the class of 2018.
Dropping his final five via his Twitter page on Sunday, four-star post presence Darius Days is considering taking his talents to either Ohio State, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, or Xavier.
Proved a lot of people wrong pic.twitter.com/bPkXtpfR1N— Almighty-Double_00 (@Almighty_Doubl3) August 27, 2017
Still yet to visit Columbus, Darius will finally make the trek up from the Sunshine State to the 614 next month to see what Ohio State has to offer on and off the basketball court.
Official visits for ESPN 100 Darius Days:— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) August 27, 2017
• Louisville: 9/15
• Ohio State: 9/26
• UNC: 10/7
• LSU: 10/20
Planning a Xavier trip as well.
Days, a 6’7, 218-pound standout from The Rock School in Gainesville, Florida, is considered the 19th power forward and 71st overall prospect in the class of 2018, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. A standout for the Lions, he averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds a contest as a junior last season on his way to being named the Gainesville Sun’s co-boys basketball player of the year.
- Three-star class of 2018 small forward Aaron Henry unofficially visited the OSU campus on Sunday. The 6’5 Indianapolis native recently named a top five of Ohio State, Butler, Illinois, Michigan State, and Xavier.
- Ohio State basketball target Elijah Weaver will name his final four on Wednesday. Weaver, a 2018 four-star point guard from Oldsmar, Florida, holds scholarship offers from not just Ohio State, but also programs like Florida, Oklahoma State, and USC, to name a few of his over 20 college opportunities.