While enjoying time with family and friends you might’ve missed out on some of the latest news surrounding Ohio State recruiting. Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help get you caught back up with things.
Schutt talks Buckeyes
Already holding a verbal pledge from three-star Cincinnati Princeton shooting guard Bowen Hardman, Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball squad are hard at work trying to find more pieces to the class of 2022 recruiting puzzle. Searching high and low for future Buckeyes, Jaden Schutt, who holds the state of Illinois single-game record for three pointers in a contest with 17, walked away with a chance to rock the Scarlet and Gray on Thursday.
“We had a Zoom call and coach Holtmann offered. They said they were excited about me and wanted to continue to develop our relationship.” the 6-foot-5, four-star shooting guard told Land-Grant Holy Land. “OSU has a lot of winning history, it’s definitely a great school and I’m honored to have them offer.”
Coming off a season where he averaged 22 points and nine rebounds for the Yorkville Christian Mustangs (IL), Schutt is starting to put together a solid list of potential college homes. Gaining interest daily, Creighton, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin are just some of the programs the Buckeyes find themselves up against for the sharp-shooter.
Working to build a rapport with coaches, Schutt has a few things he’s looking for before he shuts things down and commits to a school.
“I’m looking for a great connection with the coaching staff and a school that has great facilities and a great campus.”
Buckeyes offer big man
On Friday afternoon, three-star 2022 big man Kyle Filipowski earned his chance to play for the Buckeyes.
Extremely excited to receive an offer from Coach Holtmann and the staff at The Ohio State University!! Great program and a great opportunity. @OhioStateHoops #GoBuckeyes #BIG10 pic.twitter.com/Tli9hpAiJ8— Kyle Filipowski (@KyleFlip_) August 7, 2020
A versatile post player who could play power forward or center on the next level, the 6-foot-10 Filipowski adds the scholarship opportunity from Holtmann and crew alongside over a dozen college programs. Earning offers from schools across the country, Providence, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Louisville, Maryland, and UConn are just a few of those currently pursuing his talents.
Not just a rebounder, Kyle can put points up on the board too. During his three years on the court at Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) he’s accounted for over 1,000 career points. Last season as a sophomore, Filipowski, the 19th center, and 157th overall prospect in the entire class of 2022, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, helped the Titans take home the New England Class AA championship by averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds a contest.
- The OSU basketball coaching staff recently held a Zoom meeting with four-star class of 2022 guard Corey Floyd Jr., according to 247Sports. Yet to lock in a offer from the Buckeyes, the New Jersey native does hold scholarships from programs such as Florida, Georgia, Miami, Providence, and UConn.
- Clarkston (MI) four-star star offensive guard Rocco Spindler verbally committed to Notre Dame on Saturday. Spindler, a class of 2021 standout, had Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and LSU among his leaders before deciding to roll with the Fighting Irish. The Wolverines have now lost out on two of the top three in-state prospects in the class, with Spindler ranking third in the state.