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Ohio State heavily targeting five-star center

The Buckeyes recently completed another virtual visit with a top basketball prospect

Andrews Osborne Academy center Charles Bediako
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The Ohio State football program celebrated with fireworks of their own this Memorial Day weekend. The Buckeyes secured their 19th verbal commitment in their 2021 recruiting class when four-star athlete Denzel Burke announced he would continue his football career in Columbus.

The addition separated Ohio State even further from the field in the 247Sports class rankings, and Burke is now the 15th top-200 player to commit to Day and the program.

However, the football team was not the only sport hitting the recruiting trail during the extended weekend. Chris Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes have gotten off to a quick start in the 2021 recruiting class and continued to do so last weekend.

Jake Weingarten of stockrisers.com reported that Ohio State completed another virtual visit with five-star center Charles Bediako (St. Catharines, ON/Andrews Osborne Academy).

Bediako is both one of the top talents in the nation and one of Ohio State’s top targets in the class. He is listed as the No. 4 center and the No. 22 overall prospect of the 2021 recruiting class.

In addition to the five-star ranking, Bediako’s play has also earned him an impressive offer letter. Alongside Ohio State, he holds offers from the likes of Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Duke, Louisville, USC, Arizona State, TCU, Baylor, USC, Tennessee, Alabama and a handful of others.

Currently, there have been no Crystal Ball predictions made for him on 247Sports. However, Holtmann and Co. have made Bediako a priority and it appears the interest is mutual, giving the Buckeyes a legitimate chance of securing a commitment from him in the future.

Bediako will likely wait to make a decision to see if he is able to make in-person visits with his schools of choice.

The five-star prospect would make for a great addition to Ohio State’s already No. 5-ranked recruiting class, already holding verbal commits from four-star combo-guard Meechie Johnson and three-star power forward Kalen Etzler.