With their first season as the leaders for the Buckeyes now in the rearview mirror, Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball coaching staff have been hard at work contacting numerous transfer prospects on the market.
Per a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Holtmann and crew will soon have the chance to show one of the top guard transfers in college basketball what it would be like to be a Buckeye student-athlete.
According to Rothstein, the Buckeyes will host now former-Florida State point guard C.J. Walker on campus this weekend.
Florida State transfer C.J. Walker will visit Ohio State this weekend, per a source. Sit one, play two.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 2, 2018
Coming off of his sophomore campaign, in which he averaged eight points and two assists per contest as a starter for the Seminoles, Walker will have to sit out this upcoming college basketball season before returning to the court as a redshirt-junior in 2019-2020.
Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Holtmann is more than familiar with what Walker can do in action. A four-star prospect in the class of 2016, he earned offers from Butler— where Holtmann was then the coach—, Illinois, Purdue, Penn State, Cincinnati, and others before choosing to attend Florida State University.
Hearing from a long list of schools, Ohio State isn’t the only Big Ten program to reportedly show interest in the 6’1, 195-pound lead guard. Indiana, and others have also been reportedly hoping to bring the guard back to the midwest.
If Walker does decide to bring his talents to Columbus, he could replace another transfer guard named C.J., as current Ohio State lead man C.J. Jackson will graduate from the program next year.