Just like the football team, the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball program is doing work, too. This is especially true on the recruiting trail. On Wednesday, Chris Holtmann and his staff made more strides to bring top talent to Columbus.
Virginia star receives Buckeye hoops offer
Whether Big Ten basketball fans want to agree with it or not, the ACC may just be the best conference in the country as far as success. The Big Ten certainly isn’t far off, but when you consider the continuous success from the likes of North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse, there are just some programs that dominate on the court and when it comes to recruiting.
Yesterday, the Buckeye basketball program went east and into ACC territory when they offered Virginia native Henry Coleman (Richmond, Virginia/Trinity Episcopal). A 6-foot-6, 190 pound small forward, Coleman is a can’t miss type of talent and lately every major basketball program is taking notice of his skills. Currently, Henry checks in as the fourth best player in Virginia for the 2020 class, the 16th best small forward, and a top 70 prospect nationally regardless of position. With a high four-star status, according to 247sports, it’s easy to see why Coleman has nearly 20 offers from the likes of Georgetown, Kansas, Virginia, Maryland, LSU and, most recently, Ohio State.
Blessed to receive and offer from The Ohio State!!! pic.twitter.com/ahDxzfymgo— Henry Coleman III (@hencoleman3) December 28, 2018
Being from Richmond, another ACC power in the Virginia Cavaliers may be the favorite to land this talent, but with that comes knowing the other powers such as the Tar Heels and Blue Devils will not be far off in scouting out this caliber of player. For Holtmann and the Buckeyes though, they’ve now entered the fold to at least get his attention. With any recruit though, the ticket will be getting Coleman on campus to see what the Buckeyes have to offer. So far, Holtmann and staff have been able to do that with just about every major target they’ve wanted and we can expect the same with Henry. Time will tell how big of a threat the Buckeyes play, but under this program’s staff, you can at the very least bet their efforts will not be void.
Social media hinting game?
Social media can be a place where rumors have zero truth at all, but hey, sometimes when there’s smoke, there’s fire. Yesterday, several 2020 Buckeye football targets were active on Twitter.
Of those on the social media trail, Miles Brooks, a 2020 defensive back from Trinity Christian Academy (FL), is a player that is linked to Ohio State’s 2020 football recruiting class—and that may be solely due to the fact that for multiple years in a row, the Buckeyes have been able to land one of their star players. Brooks is looking to be the next in that line and a player Ryan Day would love to add to his first official class as head coach. A 6-foot-2, 175-pound cornerback, Miles is a four-star graded player and the 14th best corner in the country. His recruiting process is far from over, but it’s looking very positive early on for OSU.
Continuing on, Julian Fleming, the country’s best receiver in the 2020 class, just recently placed Ohio State in his top schools list and it looks like it could be an Ohio State versus Penn State battle for his services. In addition to Fleming’s talent, Bryan Bresee is another player who needs no large introduction.
Yesterday, Fleming put this on Twitter:
For both prospects, it seems Ohio State and Penn State are the two schools to pay closest attention to. Which one of those two schools lead for both guys? Well, that probably depends on who you ask this early into things. For Ohio State though, they’re in it right now and looking really good. Ryan Day will show just how great of a recruiter he is with both of these guys and if these two are hinting at being a “package deal” Ohio State could be in really good shape.