Since arriving at Ohio State, Chris Holtmann has done a tremendous job in turning the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball program around.
In Holtmann’s first recruiting class at Ohio State, the Buckeyes earned the No. 24 class in the country and the top class in the Big Ten. Last year’s class was No, 26 nationally and No. 6 in the conference, but it is the 2019 class where Holtmann is showing his true potential.
Ohio State now officially has three top-50 players committed to this year’s recruiting class after all three have now signed their letters of intent. Five-star PG DJ Carton (Bettendorf, IA / Bettendorf) and four-star PF EJ Liddell (Belleville, IL / Belleville West) signed their official offers Monday while four-star SF Alonzo Gaffney (Wolfeboro, NH / Brewster Academy) signed his last Friday.
Officially a buckeye tomorrow @1pm‼️‼️ i will be signing @ bettendorf highschool in the PAC⭕️— DJ Carton (@DJCarton) November 19, 2018
I will be signing Monday due to the snow today! 6:30 P.M. at Belleville West #buckeyenation ⚪️— E.J. Liddell (@EasyE2432) November 16, 2018
✔️ It’s Official— Ohio State Hoops Insider (@OSUHoopsInsider) November 14, 2018
Alonzo Gaffney (@alonzo_gaffney) has officially signed his Letter of Intent and will be an Ohio State Buckeye next year.#GoBucks / #ST19TEMENT pic.twitter.com/N8fOFldhUw
With things being official, Ohio State’s recruiting class checks in at No. 8 nationally and once again, atop the Big Ten. And while the class may be small, it is loaded with talent and potential. All three Ohio State commits have the potential to be difference makers and are listed on the 2019 Naismith High School Boys’ Watch List.
Four-star Ohio State commit will be on campus for The Game
Ohio State’s visitor list for this week’s game against the team up north continues to grow as the Buckeyes learned safety commit Lejond Cavazos (Bradenton, FL / IMG academy) will be making his way back to campus.
Can’t wait to get to Columbus this week... ️ #BeatTTUN— Lejond Cavazos (@lejondaryy) November 19, 2018
Cavazos committed to Ohio State back in June and the upcoming visit will be the four-star commits first time on campus since April when he visited for the annual spring game.
With the chaos that has surrounded Ohio State’s football program this season, there have been whispers that Cavazos commitment is not as solid as it once was. Meaning, this weekend’s visit will certainly hold big implications in Ohio State’s recruiting efforts.
Cavazos is one of the top players in the 2020 recruiting class. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him listed as the No. 183 overall recruit and the No. 9 safety. He is also viewed as the No. 30 recruit from the state of Florida.
Despite the speculation that he could de-commit from the program, Ohio State still holds 100-percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions.