Ohio State basketball head coach Chris Holtmann is on a roll. The Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class finished ranked No. 14 nationally and atop the big ten—and things aren’t stopping there. Holtmann and the team just secured its first commitment in the 2020 recruiting class in four-star SG Eugene Brown.
There was even more news on the Basketball Buckeyes’ recruiting front Monday as we learned that another 2020 four-star SG will soon be getting a visit from Holtmann and the Ohio State staff.
Jake Weingarten of stockrisers.com first reported that Moses Moody (Little Rock, AR / Montverde Academy) will be visited by Ohio State later this week.
Staffs of Kansas, Arkansas, and Ohio State will all be in this week for Top-35 senior Moses Moody, a source told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 16, 2019
KU and Arkansas on Tuesday, OSU tbd.
Alongside Ohio State, Kansas and Arkansas will also be visiting the highly coveted prospect this week. KU and Arkansas are penciled in for today and Ohio State’s visit has yet to be solidified, according to Weingarten’s tweet.
Moody is one of the nation’s top prospects. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him listed as the No. 8 SG in the country and the No. 42 overall prospect despite position.
The Jayhawks and Razorbacks aren’t Ohio State’s only competition for Moody either. Oregon, USC, Michigan and Florida all also made his top seven schools that he released Aug. 28.
Thank God for the options I have been given Top 7 pic.twitter.com/dxnpLf4i6G— Moses (@moses_moody3) August 28, 2019
Oregon has long been viewed as the front runner in this one, however, today’s news may shed some light on where the Buckeyes stand. It makes sense that some of Moody’s first visitors are Kansas and Arkansas, based off of proximity alone - it also helps that Kansas has long been a powerhouse in college basketball recruiting. That being said, Ohio State being the other of the first group of his top 7 to visit may speak volumes on to how he views the program.
It could just be that this lines up in his schedule best and Ohio State still has a ways to go in this race, and regardless, the school definitely still has some work to do if they want to make this a possibility.
It will be interesting to see how Brown’s commitment Monday impacts Moody’s recruitment, but Holtmann and Co. had to have an idea that Brown was going to commit and still decided to plan to visit Moody this week. Maybe that is why the Buckeyes planned the visit when they did, to help identify their plan for the two of them. All I know for certain is I trust Holtmann and his methods.
- In Monday’s State Secrets, Land-Grant Holy Land’s own Charles Doss highlighted some of the offers that Ohio State sent out this past weekend. We have now learned Ohio State’s football program wasn’t finished there as 2021 RB recruit Kaytron Allen (Bradenton, FL / IMG Academy) took to Twitter to show off his new offer.
- Three-star 2020 DE Tyson Watson (Warren, MI / Warren Mott) announced Monday he will be visiting Ohio State this week when the team plays host to Miami (Oh).