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Ohio State 2021 4-star guard commit to transfer for 2019-20 season

Basketball Buckeyes commit Meechie Johnson will reportedly transfer to International Sports Academy.

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It is game week. Ryan Day and the Ohio State football team will finally have a chance to show where their hard work has gotten them this off-season.

There is plenty to talk about this week and we here at Land-Grant Holy Land will have you covered all week. Need proof? We literally broke down the upcoming season by every letter in the alphabet yesterday. And that is just the beginning.

But with all the excitement surrounding the football team this week, it may have been easy to miss that one of Chris Holtmann’s most promising commits made a big decision.

Meechie Johnson transferring to ISA

Chris Holtmann may not have any commitments in Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class, but that hasn’t stopped him from working on the 2021 class. Holtmann has already secured commitments from two of the nation’s top prospects in four-star power forward Kalen Etzler (Convoy, OH / Crestview) and four-star combo guard Meechie Johnson, who will be staying in Cleveland, despite transferring from Garfield Heights to International Sports Academy for the upcoming season.

ISA was formed just last year but has already shown promise to be an impressive camp. Johnson will be given opportunities to play against more of the nation’s top talents this year which should only improve his game.

Back on Aug. 13, Johnson committed to Ohio State. With this commitment, Ohio State shot to the top of the 2021 recruiting class. According to the 247Sports Basketball Recruiting Rankings, the Buckeyes are the No. 1 team in the country. And while it is still very early in the life of the class, the head start Holtmann and the Basketball Buckeyes have should provide great dividends.

Johnson is the No. 5 combo guard in the country and the No. 71 overall prospect, despite position, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Ohio State 4-star T announces commitment date

In Monday’s State Secrets, Land-Grant Holy Land’s own Charles Doss talked about how Ohio State four-star tackle target Micah Morris (Kingsland, GA / Camden County) trimmed his list down to 11 schools and the Buckeyes made the cut.

Later that day, we learned that Morris didn’t just cut his list down to 11 schools, he also knows that day he will commit. Speaking with Chad Simmons of, Morris said he would be announcing his decision on Dec. 17, his father’s birthday.

While Ohio State made Morris’ list, the Buckeyes have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to pry him from SEC country. The current favorites right now are Georgia and South Carolina, but while speaking with Simmons, Morris had a lot of positive things to say about Florida as well.

The 2021 blue-chip prospect is one of the top talents in the country and Ohio State will need to get him on campus if it is to stand a fighting change. Morris is viewed as the No. 6 OT in the country and the No. 36 overall prospect.