The 2022 college basketball recruiting cycle has seen a massive uptick in attention from colleges across the country. Last Monday, seemingly every recruit in the country heard from multiple coaches, including Chris Holtmann and Ohio State.
While the college basketball recruiting scene has slowed down in comparison to last week, the basketball Buckeyes are still hard at work preparing for the future.
Early Monday, it appeared as if Ohio State had offered four-star combo guard Sencire Harris (Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary’s). Harris took to Twitter to show off his official scholarship offer, however the tweet has since been deleted. Following the deleted tweet, Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch seemingly cleared the air on the situation.
I've heard that reports of a #Buckeyes offer to Sencire Harris are premature. Ohio State is recruiting, but he doesn't yet hold an official scholarship offer.— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) June 22, 2020
According to Jardy, it now appears as if the Buckeyes are interested in the Ohio native, but have yet to officially offer him.
Harris is not only one of the top recruits in the state, but is also one of the top recruits across the country. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him listed as the No. 3 recruit in Ohio, No. 3 at his position and No. 46 overall prospect.
Ohio State already holds one verbal commitment in its 2022 class in three-star SG Bowen Hardman.
- Adam Friedman of Rivals recently predicted that four-star OLB/S Derrick Davis Jr. will choose Penn State over Ohio State in what has become a two-team battle for the Pennsylvania product. Davis, the No. 2 safety and No. 52 recruit in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite, currently has two Crystal Ball predictions and two FutureCasts in favor of the Nittany Lions, however the most recent FutureCast (which came in on Sunday) is in favor of the Buckeyes, courtesy of recruiting analyst Marc Givler.
- Ohio State football 2022 ATH commit CJ Hicks has reportedly become one of the class’s top recruiters for the Buckeyes. Following in the footsteps of the Buckeye commits in 2021, Hicks — the No. 4 player in Ohio in his class — has been very vocal about his loyalty to OSU, tweeting out on Sunday, “My recruitment is shut down forever a Buckeye.”
- Speaking of 2021 commits, TreVeyon Henderson wants you to be on the lookout for more BOOMs in the future. Both Henderson and fellow RB commit Evan Pryor have been working hard on social media to try and bring some of the nation’s top talents with them to Columbus.