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Could Ohio State get a BOOM today?

Important Ohio State athlete target Dasan McCullough looks to be ready to commit today.

2022 four-star athlete Dasan McCullough
via @Dasan2022 on Twitter

Ryan Day and the Ohio State football program could be getting a more than welcome BOOM today.

Ohio State 2022 athlete target Dasan McCullough (Overland Parks, KS/Blue Valley North) appears to have reached a decision, and will be announcing it this afternoon. The news comes from a somewhat-cryptic Tweet, in which McCullough told his followers to stay tuned at 12:30 today when he intends to shock the world.

If McCullough does in fact commit to Ohio State, it will be in great thanks to Buckeyes 2022 OLB commit C.J. Hicks.

Hicks, who has taken up the moniker “Captain Buckeye” for the 2022 recruiting class, has been in McCullough’s ear basically since he committed. The two have developed a strong friendship and because of this, the tea leaves started reading Ohio State.

Hicks and Ohio State’s coaching staff have been selling McCullough on creating what they hope becomes one of the top LB recruiting hauls in this class. In addition to McCullough, Hicks has also been recruiting inside LB Shawn Murphy to join them at Ohio State. Position coach Al Washington has also already added four-star OLB Gabe Powers to the class as well.

As a testament to how close Hicks and McCullough have become, if he becomes the next member to join Ohio State, it looks like Hicks was given the news early.

McCullough is the No. 7 ATH in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 70 overall prospect in the class.

Ohio State heating up with 2021 four-star PF

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann continues to prove he is one of the nation’s best at college basketball recruiting.

Last month, the program earned its most recent commitment in the 2021 recruiting class when the No. 1 recruit from the state of Ohio, Malaki Branham, committed to the Buckeyes. The addition greatly boosted the programs recruiting rankings, now viewed as the No. 6 class by 247Sports and No. 2 in the Big Ten behind Michigan State.

Alongside Branham, Holtmann and the Buckeyes also hold commitments from four-star guard Meechie Johnson and four-star power forward Kalen Etzler.

However, don’t think the Buckeyes are done yet. The team is still looking to add at least one more member to the class. One of those prospects is four-star power forward Mason Miller (Germantown, TN/Houston). Miller recently decided to play his senior season of high school basketball under his dad, former NBA star Mike Miller.

Multiple reports have Ohio State as one of his top contenders. Alongside the Buckeyes, Miller is also interested in Indiana, Creighton and TCU, with the Hoosiers looking like the current favorite.

If the Buckeyes are able to secure a commitment from Miller, it would be a testament to Holtmann’s recruiting prowess. The reason being is he would need to sell Miller on a role on the team with E.J. Liddell already on the roster, and aforementioned verbal commit Etzler at the same position — both being similar players to what Miller projects.

However, if Holtmann believes this team’s future looks best with Miller onboard, look for the Buckeyes to continue making him a priority. The Buckeyes have already reportedly hosted Miller for an unofficial virtual visit, so it appears as if the interest is there.

Miller is the No. 15 PF in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and is the No. 60 overall prospect in the 2021 class.

Rivals new five-stars littered with potential future Buckeyes

Rivals released their updated five-star prospects in the 2022 recruiting class. Among the 14 selected, multiple Ohio State targets and commits made the cut. Below is a list of those included, as well as some highlights:

No. 14 Ohio State target ILB Shawn Murphy

No. 13 Ohio State CB target William Johnson

No. 11 Ohio State OT target Zach Rice

No. 10 Ohio State OT target Kam DewBerry

No. 9 Ohio State WR target Luther Burden

No. 8 Ohio State OT target Julian Armella

No. 5 Ohio State CB target Jaheim Singletary

No. 4 Ohio State OLB commit C.J. Hicks

No. 2 Ohio State CB target Domani Jackson

No. 1 Ohio State DT target Walter Nolen