Oh, how things can change.
Coming into the week the Ohio State basketball program was sitting with zero commitments. Fast forward to Friday and the Buckeyes now hold three verbal pledges from a trio of the most sought after recruits in the class of 2018.
Keeping the Buckeyes’ recent string of success on the recruiting trail intact, Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State coaching staff secured a commitment on Friday evening from four-star shooting guard Luther Muhammad of Hudson Catholic High School in Jersey City, NJ.
The Wait Is Over. @The_Unguarded pic.twitter.com/4w9SEJIc0x— Luther Muhammad (@LutherMuhammad) September 23, 2017
Following in the footsteps of small forward Jaedon LeDee and point guard Duane Washington Jr., Muhammad adds another solid piece to the Buckeyes’ 2018 recruiting puzzle.
Considered the 14th best shooting guard, and 71st overall prospect in the senior class, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Muhammad received his fair share of college scholarship offers throughout the process. Before shutting down his recruitment in favor of the Buckeyes, the 6’4, 185-pound standout was considering the likes of Xavier, West Virginia, St. John’s, and Virginia.
Already helping the Buckeyes out before ever suiting up in the Scarlet and Gray, Muhammad, who averaged 15 points, three assists, and three rebounds a contest as a junior last season, now has the Ohio State class moving from the 30’s to being ranked inside the top 15 in the country.
Want to know more about Luther Muhammad and what exactly he will add to the Buckeyes rebuilding roster? Keep an eye-out as the Land-Grant Holy Land recruiting team will have much more on his pledge soon.