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Ohio State in touch with Georgia power forward

The basketball Buckeyes are looking to put together another solid recruiting class.

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Chris Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes already hold an early verbal pledge from three-star Cincinnati Princeton shooting guard Bowen Hardman, and are still searching the recruiting trail rather hard for more talented class of 2022 recruits to bring to Columbus.

Now able to contact prospects from the junior class, the Buckeyes have been in touch with a long list of standouts from across the country. Making Georgia just one of their top priorities during the process, one of Ohio State’s assistants broke bread with a Peach State power forward.

“I talked to coach Pedon. We only texted that first night when college coaches can text us, and we talked to on the phone.” 6-foot-8, 190-pound Grayson High junior Chauncey Wiggins stated to Land-Grant Holy Land.

“They said they want to build a relationship with my family and me and they said Ohio State is a very special place and we want to show you why.” Wiggins continued.

Yet to lock in a scholarship from the Buckeyes, Wiggins does hold offers from a solid bunch of college programs. Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt are just a few of the schools trying to add him to their future roster.

Although he doesn’t have a Ohio State offer on the table at the moment, Wigginis has definitely noticed what Holtman, Pedon, and crew are putting together in the Big Ten Conference.

“I think of they get people to the NBA, like D’Angelo Russell. I also think they’re a nice school, and play very good defense too.” He, said.

Battling a stress fracture in his foot, Wiggins might’ve missed some time on the court last season as a sophomore, but shined when he was on it. Suiting up for Eastside High before transferring to Grayson, he reportedly averaged over 12 points, and nearly eight rebounds a contest for the Eagles.

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State has been in contact with 7-foot-1 big man Jake Martin. Martin, a newly classified 2022 prospect, is starting to gain major college attention. Not just OSU, but Georgia, Marquette, and TCU are some of the schools showing interest in Martin, who averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds last season at Whitewater High (WI).
  • Five-star class of 2021 center Chet Holmgren released his leader list on Friday. Trimming this down from over 25 offers, Holmgren will call either Ohio State, North Carolina, Michigan, Gonzaga, Georgetown, Memphis, or Minnesota home. Want to know more on Holmgren’s top programs? Land-Grant Holy Land has you covered.