Ohio State football recruiting is at a point where it is finally slowing down. Following the series of unfortunate events that plagued the Buckeyes backfield last week, we are in an NCAA mandated quiet period. On top of that, Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class is mostly finished, so there is likely to be less news on that front.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there will still be some updates, especially considering there are only four months until the early signing period in December.
Fortunately, things seem to be picking up on for the Basketball Buckeyes.
Ohio State looking for first 2020 commitment
Ohio State basketball head coach Chris Holtmann could be earning his first commitment in the 2020 recruiting cycle later today. Shooting guard Keon Johnson (Bell Buckle, TN / The Webb Schools) is set to make his commitment later this evening.
The Buckeyes have been putting in a lot of work in towards Johnson lately. He took his final official visit to Ohio State back in May and it looks like he will now be deciding between them and the home town school Tennessee.
Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes are coming off a very impressive 2019 recruiting haul, topping the Big Ten, but have yet to secure a pledge for 2020. Johnson would make for a great first addition to the class.
That being said, the Volunteers have long been viewed as the favorites to land Johnson and it would be some of Holtmann’s most impressive work if he gets him to leave home for Columbus.
Johnson is the No. 6 SG in the class and is the No. 34 overall prospect despite position, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
On August 6th I will be making my college decision at Bird St. Church of Christ in Shelbyville, Tn at 6:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to join, so seats are first come first served. @MarkGriffinVOL @bford02 @ConswellS @keithjo53910726 @CoachCouey @CoachGarciaJr @WebbSchoolAD— Keon Johnson (@iamkeonjohnson) July 7, 2019
Ohio State offers 2020 SG
Creating a trend in today’s state secrets, Ohio State reportedly offered a 2020 three-star SG Monday in Kerwin Walton (Hopkins, MN / Hopkins). The news was first reported by Corey Evans of Rivals.com Monday morning.
While Walton hasn’t received the consensual high praises as the aforementioned Johnson, his impressive offer list speaks differently. Walton has received offers to play for the likes of Arizona, Baylor, Cincinnati, Creighton, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Miami, Texas, West Virginia and Virginia Tech, and now you can add Ohio State to that list.
It is too early in Walton’s recruitment for a favorite to emerge, but he has set his first official visit for Arizona this fall.
Walton is the No. 48 SG in the 2020 recruiting class and is the No. 216 overall prospect despite position.
- USA Today released its ALL-USA Preseason High School Team Monday and there were some future Buckeyes that made the list. Among them were four-star offensive guard Luke Wypler, five-star wide receiver Julian Fleming and five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr.