Monday was a busy day for the Ohio State football program. First-year head coach Ryan Day announced Justin Fields will be the starting QB for the team’s first game. Day also announced the team captains for this season Monday as well.
On top of the team announcements, Ohio State also learned that it is ranked at No. 5 in the preseason AP poll. Remember, if you do not agree with the placing of the Buckeyes or any other team for that matter, make sure to sign up for the SB Nation FanPulse Top 25.
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4-star SG plans Ohio State visit
With all that occurred Monday for the football team, it was easy to miss out on the news the Basketball Buckeyes received. Over the weekend, we learned that the Buckeyes made the cut for four-star shooting guard Eugene Brown (Decatur, GA / Southwest DeKalb). On Monday, we learned more about what Ohio State’s chances will be to sway Brown to commit to the University as he will be visiting the program Sept. 13, per Jake Weingarten of stockrisers.com
Like we mentioned Monday, Brown’s earned over a dozen offers. But, the 6-foot-5, 170-pound guard trimmed his options down to Ohio State, Butler, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Texas A&M. Also noted in Weingarten’s tweet is the official visit planned for Oct. 4 with the Cardinals.
Brown is considered one of the top prospects among the class of 2020 and would be a huge pick-up for Holtmann and crew as the team has yet to lock up a single recruit in next year’s class, despite having two commits in the 2021 class.
The 247Sports Composite Rankings have Brown listed as the No. 23 SG and the No. 113 overall prospect in the country although he only suited up in four games due to injuring his knee last season.
Future Buckeyes appearance in the new Rivals’ Top 10
Rivals released its updated recruiting rankings for the 2020 class last week, and on Monday, they released an updated top 10 for the 2021 class—and there were some future Buckeyes and some potential future Buckeyes to crack the list.
Included in the list were: