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Ohio State hoops offers four-star CG

The Buckeyes offered one of the nation’s top prospects in the 2023 class, and a New Jersey athlete will soon visit with the football program.

Four-star combo guard Reed Sheppard via Jody Demling of 247Sports

Congratulations, you made it through Monday. In case your start to the week was busy with work and you missed Ohio State making the recruiting headlines, don’t worry Land-Grant Holy Land has you covered.

Basketball Bucks offer four-star combo guard

Much talk has centered around the Ohio State football team since the start of June, and rightfully so. Ryan Day has led Ohio State to an incredible start for the 2022 recruiting class as the Buckeyes sit atop of the 247Sports recruiting rankings. However, Chris Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes are also hard at work on the recruiting trail.

The Buckeyes currently sit at No. 2 in the 2022 recruiting rankings with three verbal commitments, and are looking to close out the class by securing a commitment from the ever-elusive “big man.” Which, by the looks of it, may happen sooner than later.

With the class almost being finalized, the team has the privilege of getting a head start on the 2023 class. The staff has already sent out double-digit scholarships in next year’s class and the trend continued Monday when they offered one of the nation’s top talents.

Reed Sheppard took to Twitter on Monday to announce he has received an official scholarship offer from the Buckeyes. The four-star Kentucky native combo guard has received nearly a dozen offers from some of the nation’s most prestigious college basketball programs despite still having two years of high school ball to play.

Hailing from Kentucky, the Wildcats are the early favorite to earn a commitment from Sheppard, and Holtmann and the Buckeyes will need to throw the kitchen sink at him if they wish to have him in Columbus. But, Holtmann has already proved to be one of the top recruiters in college basketball and Ohio State is within close proximity of him too. Albeit, not as close as the Wildcats.

Sheppard is the No. 53 recruit in the 2023 recruiting class and is the No. 12 CG in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is also the No. 3 prospect from the state of Kentucky.

2023 New Jersey ATH to visit Ohio State

June was always expected to be a busy month for Ohio State recruiting as recruits were able to visit with college football programs for the first time in more than a year. We currently sit in a dead period, but this will end soon and more recruits are already scheduling visits for the end of the month.

Ohio State learned 2023 athlete Moussa Kane will be one of those visiting Columbus at the end of the month on Monday as he announced his upcoming unofficial visits.

The New Jersey native will also be visiting with Notre Dame and Boston College to close out July. He also holds offers from the likes of Clemson, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers, although he has not announced visits to them yet. Ohio State has yet to offer Kane, but one could soon follow once the visit wraps up.

Kane has not yet received a star-ranking from 247Sports, but this could change in their next update as he has been receiving an uptick in interest from some of the best college football programs.

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State 2021 shooting guard commit Malaki Branham continues to impress leading up to him joining the basketball Buckeyes for next season. Branham is now the youngest player to ever drop 40 points at the Kingdom Summer League. Buckeye Nation should be thrilled knowing he will be there to help replace former Buckeye Duane Washington Jr. who will look to be drafted in this year’s NBA Draft.
  • Rivals posted some new footage of Ohio State five-star 2022 quarterback commit Quinn Ewers from the Elite 11 Pro Day. Ewers continues to look the part of a generational talent and again, Buckeye Nation should be thrilled knowing he will be playing college football in Columbus.