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4-star guard Meechie Johnson commits to Ohio State

Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes get a big commitment for 2021.

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve seen many BOOMs this summer for gridiron prospects. But on the hardwood, the Ohio State Buckeyes are also picking up the BOOMs, as four-star combo guard Meechie Johnson committed to the program on Tuesday evening.

The announcement came on Twitter.

Considered by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 71 overall prospect in the 2021 class, the Garfield Heights (OH) standout was garnering interest from Big Ten schools. His 247Sports profile notes Wisconsin’s Dean Oliver leading the Badgers recruitment for the Ohio native. Additionally, one Crystal Ball Prediction had Michigan State is the potential landing spot for Johnson. But before the big offers could arrive, the Buckeyes were able to sway him. It’s a big in-state grab for head coach Chris Holtmann, as Johnson also carries the No. 5 slot in the Composite for combo guards and the No. 3 listing for overall prospects in the Buckeye State.

In the 2021 class, Johnson joins four-star power forward Kalen Etzler as the verbal commits.

Check out Meechie’s highlights from last summer: