It’s only Wednesday, but Ohio State basketball is already having a pretty good week on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday, Chris Holtmann’s program secured their first commitment for the 2018 class in forward Jaedon LeDee. LeDee, who is a four-star prospect from Houston, had 23 offers, which included schools like Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Oklahoma and Texas. But he chose the Buckeyes; he did it in style, too, by posting a video on Twitter.
247sports graded LeDee as a top 100 prospect. The Buckeyes have to be ecstatic with the commitment.
But as the late, great Billy Mays said, “BUT WAIT, there’s more!”
Ohio State is also in the running for another recruit in the 2018 class: three-star point guard Duane Washington. Washington is from Chatsworth, California, and holds 30 offers. Those offers range from home state power UCLA to Big Ten rival Michigan.
On Tuesday evening, Washington made an announcement on Twitter that he would be making his college decision at 6 p.m. ET today.
Tomorrow will be the day I announce my college decision! 3pm PST (6pm EST) pic.twitter.com/IS5JlJmsav— Duane Washington Jr. (@TheDuaneWash) September 19, 2017
While the decision isn’t set in stone, things do look good for the Buckeyes in their pursuit of the Sierra Canyon star. On the 247sports Crystal Ball, all 13 of the predictions point to Washington picking OSU. And these predictions weren’t made in the distant past, either; all the predictions have been updated on Sept. 19, showing the Buckeyes as the favorite.
According to the 247sports composite, Washington ranks as the No. 32 prospect in the state of California, No. 55 best PG in the class, and No. 291 prospect in the entire class.
Below is a highlight reel of Washington that was uploaded to Hudl:
If all goes well for Holtmann and the Buckeyes, Washington would be the second PG commit in the ‘18 class. Originally, OSU had the commitment of four-star PG Torrence Watson; however, Watson decommitted from the program on Aug. 26.
Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land on the recruitment and commitment of Washington, as we’ll get you the news as it breaks.