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Basketball Buckeyes hit the recruiting trail

Ohio State basketball head coach Chris Holtmann and his coaching staff were active on the recruiting front Monday and will not be slowing down anytime soon.

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This weekend was not kind to Buckeye Nation as the Ohio State football team fell to Oregon Saturday for the program’s first (and hopefully, only) loss of the season. While the football team will be focused on fixing the weekend’s mistakes, Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball program are hitting the recruiting trail head-first. In case you missed the Buckeyes making the recruiting headlines Monday, no need to worry as Land-Grant Holy Land has you covered.

Holtmann and Ohio State visit with 2022 three-star PF

Ohio State and the basketball Buckeyes have been incredibly successful in recruiting the 2022 class. Currently, the team sits atop of the 247Sports Team Rankings with four verbal commitments, and they are trying to add at least one more member to that class.

It appears the Buckeyes may have found their desired final piece of the puzzle in three-star power forward Brice Sensabaugh. The Orlando, Florida native is schedule to take an official visit with Ohio State later this week, but Holtmann and Ohio State couldn’t wait that long as the staff traveled to the Sunshine State to visit with him on Monday.

Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 240-pounds, Sensabuagh projects as either a shooting guard or small forward at the collegiate level. However, as Ohio State already holds three commitments from guards in the class, the Buckeyes will likely be recruiting him as a forward.

Ohio State is rather new to Sensabuagh’s recruitment, as they only offered him in late August. However, they have made their interest apparent as of recent and one would have to think they are making a solid impression.

Sensabuagh does not have any Crystal Ball predictions as of yet, but he has already taken official visits with Georgia Tech and Alabama. Including his upcoming Ohio State visit, he will be left with two remaining official visits if he so chooses. At this point, it appears Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia Tech are the three teams atop of his recruitment. If Ohio State can impress him this weekend, they may be able to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Sensabuagh is the No. 164 overall prospect in his recruiting class, and is the No. 41 SF. He is also the No. 24 player from the talent-rich state of Florida.

Basketball Buckeyes schedule more visits

As was already mentioned, Ohio State’s basketball program will be playing host to Sensabuagh later this week. However, the team isn’t stopping there and will soon be meeting with even more recruits. According to Jake Weingarten of, the short list of these upcoming visits can be found below:

Five-star SF Mackenzie Mgbako

Class: 2023
Hometown: Gladstone, NJ / Gill St. Bernard S School
Size: 6-foot-7, 185-pounds
Offers: Duke, North Carolina, UConn, UCLA, George Washington, LSU, Oklahoma State, Ohio State

Five-star CG Simeon Wilcher

Class: 2023
Hometown: Roselle, NJ / Roselle Catholic
Size: 6-foot-4, 185-pounds
Offers: North Carolina, UConn, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Kansas, UCLA, Miami, Oregon, Iowa, Ohio State

CG Damone King

Class: 2024
Hometown: Louisville, KY / Dupont Manual
Size: 6-foot-1
Offers: N/A

Quick Hits

  • 2022 Penn State quarterback commit Drew Allar admitted that Ohio State has increased their efforts in flipping his commitment, but says he has not changed his mind and is remaining committed to Penn State.
  • Ohio State also offered a pair of 2023 defensive linemen Monday night. Both Kayden McDonald and Isaiah Neal took to Twitter Monday night to show off their offers.