As we hit Wednesday, we get one day closer to another edition of Ohio State football, as well as another day closer to seeing what Chris Holtmann’s Buckeye basketball squad will do on the hardwood.
But before all that, we turn, once again, to the recruiting trail.
In yesterday’s recruiting roundup, our own Dan Hessler wrote about the impending decision that three-star 2018 prospect Morris Udeze (Montverde, FL/Montverde Academy) will make in regards to what school he will attend for college.
Well, that decision is coming at 6 p.m. this evening. At that time, we’ll find out whether or not Holtmann can keep the hot streak going on the recruiting trail. Since Sept. 19, the new man in charge of the Buckeyes has secured four recruits in the 2018 recruiting class.
The three schools that are in the running for the Montverde native are Ohio State, Butler, and Wichita State. While Udeze let the world know who was in his final three, he hasn’t given any hints at who he’s going with.
On Tuesday evening, Udeze retweeted his own tweet from Sept. 24, the one that announced when he will be committing, and added an emoji and #ProveThemWrong.
From the recruiting trail, the 247sports Crystal Ball received no new predictions for Udeze on Tuesday. However, there were a handful of predictions that came on Monday—and all of them pointed to the Shockers of Wichita State as being the chosen school.
Will Udeze, a center, pick Ohio State? The odds don’t look too good based off the predictions. However, the Buckeyes secured two guards and two forwards within the past 10 days—and who saw all that happening so fast? We will all find out at 6 p.m. ET what the verdict will be.
If he does commit, we’ll have the breakdown for you.
And a hopeful transmission
As David Schwimmer’s character Ross Gellar once said, while attempting to move a sofa up the stairwell on the hit television show Friends, “PIVOT!”
We now pivot to the football program at OSU, who got some good feedback from a recruit, courtesy of the recruiting guru Bill Kurelic.
Kurelic caught up with four-star offensive tackle Jackson Lampley, who visited Columbus for the Army game. The Nashville native told Kurelic that the “atmosphere impressed me more than anything.” However, in the same article, it was revealed that the Montgomery Bell Academy didn’t receive an offer from the Buckeyes.
Currently, Lampley is the 10th best player in the state of Tennessee, according to the 247sports composite, and holds 15 offers. The Tennessee Volunteers are one of the schools, and are the early favorite, according to the 247sports Crystal Ball. Of the seven predictions, all seven point to Butch Jones’ program in Knoxville.
If you want to read the entirety of Kurelic’s article, you can find it here. (There, Lampley talks a little bit more about the Buckeyes.)