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5-star running back schedules his visit to Ohio State

Kendall Milton is penciled in for a visit on April 5.

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

A cross country visit

Kendall Milton (Clovis, CA / Buchanan) is currently ranked as the No. 2 running back in the country for the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite, and has set a visit date for the Buckeyes.

Milton will be on campus April 5, and that is big news for head coach Ryan Day, running back coach Tony Alford, and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff. In the grand scheme of things, Milton is currently ranked by 247Sports as the 15th overall recruit and the fourth best player in the state of California.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back will look to ride the momentum of a phenomenal junior season into his senior year. Milton currently holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Fresno State, Georgia and Florida State, in addition to over 30 others.

For good reason, Milton has become a serious priority for the Buckeyes and for Tony Alford. With J.K. Dobbins likely entering his last season, there will be room on the depth chart for a freshman to get some carries and opportunities. Milton will be a key prospect to watch his senior season and paying attention to his recruitment as it continues.

An All-American

Gee Scott Jr., a 2020 Ohio State commit, recently made another huge commitment for his illustrious high school career. Scott Jr. posted on his twitter page that he plans to participate in the All-American Bowl and represent the Buckeyes at the highest high school football level.

Scott Jr. has been very open and public about his commitment to the Buckeyes and has been trying to help recruit the West Coast. Scott attends high school at Eastside Catholic in Washington and committed to the Buckeyes last Christmas. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound receiver is currently ranked by 247Sports as the 67th player in the 2020 class, the 13th receiver and the second best player in the state of Washington.

And a Mr. Basketball

DJ Carton, a 2019 commit to the Ohio State men’s basketball team, has just been named Co-Mr. Basketball in the state of Iowa. He shares the honor with fellow 2019 point guard Jake Hilmer.

Carton will join Alonzo Gaffney and E.J. Liddell in Chris Holtmann’s 2019 class that is currently ranked as the No. 1 class in the Big Ten. Carton is currently ranked as a four-star recruit and the 28th overall recruit in the country, according to 247Sports. He is ranked as the No. 4 point guard in the country and the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa.

Standing at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Carton is known for facilitating and getting his teammates open looks. With shooters like Duane Washington Jr. and Justin Ahrens, this will be extremely valuable to Ohio State. Carton averaged 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists throughout his senior season on his way to being named Mr. Basketball.

With C.J. Jackson and Keyshawn Woods wrapping up their Buckeye careers this season, Carton will get a shot at logging valuable minutes off the bench for Holtmann. Look for Carton to contribute immediately once he gets to Columbus for the Buckeyes.