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Ohio State visits with 4-star PF

Basketball Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann visited with four-star power forward Efton Reid last weekend.

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Ohio State’s football program is clicking on all cylinders. Coming off of an impressive rout in prime time over Nebraska, the Buckeyes are generating the reputation they deserve.

But as the attention from national media outlets grows, so does the attention from the college football recruiting world. Ryan Day has proved he has this program at the same elite level of play as former head coach Urban Meyer.

Recruits will not question Ohio State’s true potential.

But let’s talk Ohio State basketball recruiting. What Chris Holtmann is building in Columbus needs to be talked about more. The football program isn’t the only sport gaining attention on campus.

At the start of last month, Ohio State had yet to hold a single commitment in the class. Now, the program has commits in the form of four-star shooting guard Eugene Brown and three-star PF Zed Key.

Even more impressive is the groundwork Holtmann has put into next year’s class. The Ohio State 2021 recruiting class ranks at No. 2 in the country already and holds two commits from four-star combo guard Meechie Johnson and four-star power forward Kalen Etzler. But the program isn’t done there.

First reported by Jake Weingarten of, Holtmann was visiting with another of the country’s top talents in 2021 four-star PF Efton Reid (Richmond, VA / Steward School).

Ohio State will have plenty of stiff competition for Reid as Louisville, Virginia and Rutgers are all already making headway in his recruitment. The start is big for Ohio State and will make them immediate contenders for him. However, to remain contenders Holtmann will have to do some of his best work.

Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class finished No. 14 in the country and atop the Big Ten. Holtmann took over the program and needed to fill some big shoes after the Thad Matta era. So far he is meeting or exceeding any expectations that had been set.

Quick Hits:

  • Ohio State 2020 verbal commits five-star WR Julian Fleming and four-star S Lejond Cavazos took to Twitter to announce they would be in attendance this weekend when Ohio State plays host to Michigan State in an atmosphere that is sure to be otherworldly.
  • Ohio State offered a preferred walk on scholarship to Andrew Moore of Cleveland Heights High School.