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Standout Georgia guard visits Ohio State

Chris Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes played host to one of the top 2020 prospects Georgia has to offer over the weekend.

Toneari Lane

Did you miss out on your Ohio State recruiting fix over the weekend? Don’t worry Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day!

Buckeyes land 2019 receiver

The weekend kicked off with a big BOOM! for the Buckeyes.

Locking in their 15th commitment, four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams of Cardinal Ritter College Prep in Saint Louis, Missouri became Ohio State’s first senior pledge since July after announcing his verbal via his Twitter page on Friday afternoon.

Considered the 24th wideout and 130th overall prospect in the entire class of 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Williams chose Ohio State over scholarship opportunities at nearly 50 programs, and is already helping the Buckeyes climb closer to the No. 1 spot before ever playing a snap for the Big Ten power.

Now pegged as the 11th overall 2019 recruiting class in the country, the Buckeyes are looking to make a late push towards the top just months away from signing day.

Want to know more about Jameson Williams and what he will bring to the OSU offense? Our Patrick Mayhorn has got you covered.

Georgia native visits Ohio State

While Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football squad were in Happy Valley taking on Penn State, Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes basketball program were home in Columbus playing host to one of the top class of 2020 prospects the state of Georgia has to offer.

Making the trek from the Peach State to the Ohio State University campus, junior guard/forward Toneari Lane had the chance to get a closer look at what the Buckeyes have to offer on and off the basketball court.

“It was a really good experience. I had a chance to watch their practice and see how they get after it. And afterwards I took a tour around the school and in the locker room. I loved the visit to Columbus,” the Shiloh High School standout stated to Land-Grant Holy Land.

Having a chance to spend some time with coach Holtmann on his trip, the Buckeye boss didn’t shy away from just how much Ohio State is interested in the under-the-radar combo guard.

Lane remarked, “He said that he doesn’t invite a lot of players to the campus of Ohio State, so for him to invite me is saying that he is highly interested in me, and that he’s going to come down to Georgia to watch me work out and play.”

With offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, and others currently on the table, Lane might not have a scholarship from the Buckeyes at the moment, but it isn’t something he would take very lightly if one does come his way in the future.

“If Ohio State offers me then I’m going to be very excited and they’re easily going to be in my top two.” Said, Lane.

See a little of what caught Holtmann and the Buckeyes eye with these highlights of Toneari Lane in game action.

Quick Hits

  • EJ Liddell, a 2019 four-star power forward from Belleville West (IL) will announce his college commitment on Monday. Looked as a near lock to join up with the Buckeyes, the 6-foot-7, 220-pound Liddell is also considering the likes of Illinois and Missouri.