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Chris Holtmann, Ohio State land big time 2019 point guard

The Buckeyes basketball program got a whole lot stronger over the weekend.

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While you were out enjoying the weekend, you might’ve missed out on your Ohio State recruiting fix.

Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day. Sit back and relax and get caught up with some of the latest news involving the Buckeyes.

OSU lands 5-star point guard

As you may know, Ohio State isn’t just a football school.

Already holding a verbal commitment from four-star Cleveland Heights forward Alonzo Gaffney, Chris Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes were off to a decent start to their 2019 recruiting class. Now thanks to the weekend commitment of five-star point guard DJ Carton, Ohio State is mentioned among some of the best in the country.

With at least one scholarship on the table and Carton, a Bettendorf, Iowa native now in the fold, the Buckeyes are sitting as the fourth rated 2019 recruiting class at the moment.

A top 25 recruit, Carton should add a lot to the Buckeyes on offense and defense once he arrives in Columbus. A scoring threat, and a decent facilitator of the ball, he also isn’t afraid to guard other top notch players when he isn’t trying to lead his team to points.

Averaging 23 points, five rebounds, and three assists a contest, Ohio State isn’t the only program to take a look at Carton, who reportedly sports a near 40-inch vertical. locking in well over a dozen offers, the Buckeyes beat out the likes of Big Ten foes Indiana and Michigan for his services.

Want to know more about the newest Buckeye basketball pledge DJ Carton and what he’ll add to Holtmann’s squad? Land-Grant Holy Land’s Patrick Mayhorn has you covered.

Washington drops top 10

When a highly sought after high school prospect releases his top college list chances are Ohio State might make the cut.

In what is now becoming a near everyday event for the Buckeyes, four-star safety Bryson Washington took to his Twitter page on Saturday to let the world know that he’s taking a good hard look at 10 programs.

Although things could change in the coming months, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia, Florida State, Oregon, and UCLA are currently on top for the 6-foot-2, 196-pound class of 2020 standout.

As a sophomore at C.E. King in Houston, Washington, the second safety, and 87th overall junior prospect in the country, per the 247Sports Composite, showed on the field why so many college coaches are trying to add him to their future rosters.

An All-State selection, he finished his season off with 56 total tackles, and five interceptions for the Panthers.