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Guard CJ Walker Visits The Buckeyes

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CJ Walker, who is a transfer from Florida State, will go to Ohio State at the weekend, according to reports.

The crew headed by Chris Holtmann will welcome the Seminole former guard.

Now that their initial season as Buckeyes leaders is out of the way, Holtmann - along with the coaching team at Ohio State - has been working hard to contact several transfer prospects who are available.

Jon Rothstein, from CBS Sports, reports that Holtmann and Co will soon get the opportunity to show college basketball's top guard transfer what he could expect if he became a student/athlete for the Buckeyes.

4/3/2018 3:46:29 PM
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Four-Star Running Back Commits To Ohio State

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Buckeyes fans will not be disappointed this upcoming football season. Featuring a star-studded lineup, the Buckeyes now have some of the top backfields in the country. From J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber, to Jaelen Gill, Master Teague III and Brian Snead, the team's deck was already stacked high for success... now it is stacked a lot higher.

Monday, Sampson James, a star running back coming out of Avon, Indiana, joined forces with Ohio State after coming down for a 2 day visit.

Standing 6-foot-1 and coming in at 211 pounds, James is considered to be the eighth best running back in the country and the number 142 prospect overall for the 2019 team expansion. Impressively, James picked the Buckeyes over a whopping 20 other offers from football programs such as Georgia, Florida State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Notre Dame, Purdue and Tennessee.

3/23/2018 2:33:10 PM
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Big News For Buckeye Fans In DE Alex Williams

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Ohio St Buckeyes got some great news and local talent for their 2018 recruiting class. Three star rated defensive end Alex Williams from Pickerington North High School has switched his commitment from West Virginia University to the Ohio State University. This announcement comes on the first of early signing days, but there are sure to be many more announcements to come in the next few exciting days ahead.

This is not totally official yet, and could still have a chance to go awry, but Williams school were the ones to put out the notice of young Mr. Williams intent. He is expected to make his signing official on Wednesday with Ohio State. This coming from a close source to Williams who confirmed it.

Alex Williams is quite the specimen at 6'7" and 250 pounds. He is ranked as the 32nd weak side defensive end in the nation and the 26th best player in the state of Ohio. He had been committed to West Virginia  since May, but it seems a visit from head coach Urban Meyer has changed his outlook on where he wants to play next year.

12/20/2017 2:03:13 PM
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Quarter Back, Matthew Baldwin, Commits To The Ohio State Buckeyes

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Matthew Baldwin, a Pro-Style Quarterback, committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes and it's Head Coach, Urban Meyer this week. Baldwin's football career started in high school at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. Baldwin, like many young adults, changed his mind at the last minute.

Matthew Baldwin originally committed to attend and play for the Colorado State Rams. On November 30th, 2017 Baldwin withdrew his, Colorado State, letter of commitment. Shortly afterward, Baldwin announced his commitment to play for coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

On November 11th, Baldwin toured the Ohio State facilities during an "unofficial" visit to the campus. This visit happened to coincided with the rivalry game against Michigan State University. Matthew Baldwin enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes crush the Michigan State Spartans 48 to 3.

Baldwin made the trip to the Columbus campus with his mother. Mathew Baldwin and his mother left the campus visit happy with a scholarship offer from the Ohio State Buckeyes.

12/19/2017 1:41:07 PM
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How Ohio State Center Kaleb Wesson Is Defying All The Odds

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Already the superstar of the Ohio State 2017 recruiting class, a lot was expected from Kaleb Wesson in Columbus. Surprisingly, Kaleb Wesson is yet to disappoint. Kaleb was born in Westerville, Ohio and the younger brother of Andre the Ohio State forward.

Kaleb Wesson has come a long way from No. 74 in Ohio to the state's top player. Kaleb Wesson had to shed 60 pounds to assume an Olympic stature at the collegiate level. Like a snake shedding its skin to achieve the impossible dream, Jae'Sean Tate says that Kaleb Wesson has become as multifaceted as a diamond in his play.

With comments like that, it was quite clear that Kaleb Wesson has surpassed the diamond in the rough stage of his career. Tate was also quick to notice that Kaleb Wesson owned the ball at every practice and concluded that Wesson was ready for prime time.

10/23/2017 2:41:46 PM
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Cade Kacherski Becomes Preferred Walk-On At Ohio State

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Cade Kacherski accepted an offer as a preferred walk-on at the Ohio State University in 2018 this week. The Dublin Jerome linebacker is a legacy recruit as his father played for the Buckeyes. He jumped at the opportunity when called Tuesday night.

Director of Player Personnel Mark Pantoni and Eron Hodges contacted Kacherski to offer him the opportunity.

He currently has offers from Indiana State , Brown and Western Illinois. Both academic an athletic.

Kacherski is 6’3” 190lbs and a leading tackler in Central Ohio this year with 63 tackles and 5 sacks.

Kacherski attended Junior Day in January and returned to Ohio State for a June camp this past summer. At the camp he got to work with linebackers coach Bill Davis.

10/5/2017 3:52:19 PM
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Justin Ahrens Returns Home To The OSU Basketball Program

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Justin Ahrens has rejoined the class of 2018 for Ohio State after de-committing when Thad Matta was released.

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Ahrens is a three star wing player from Versailles Ohio who had opened up his recruiting after Thad Matta was let go by Ohio State but has now re-committed to Chris Hermann and the new coaching staff.

He received a new offer from Chris Hermann in July, shortly after his hiring.

Recently he had a top 6 of Michigan, Ohio State, Xavier, Purdue, Dayton and Vanderbilt.

At 6-5 and 181 lbs., the small forward turned down Michigan and Xavier, the two teams that had seemed to be in the lead prior to his announcement. He visited Michigan and Xavier in August and then saw Ohio State football play UNLV in the Ohio Stadium this past weekend and committed on Sunday.

9/26/2017 12:48:51 PM
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Small Guard Luther Muhammad Commits to Ohio State

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2018 New Jersey small guard Luther Muhammad committed to the Ohio State basketball team and Chris Holtmann last week. He was one of four recruits to commit to the Buckeyes during the week that took their 2018 team from non-existent to one of the better teams in the country. Holtmann has had trouble getting players from Ohio  due to the late start he walked into. But his ability to pull players from around the country is something that should benefit the Buckeye program for years.

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Muhammad, 6’4” 185 lbs.,  comes from Jersey City New Jersey Hudson Catholic. He is  a considered a four star prospect and the 89th best player in the country.

Ohio State also picked up Jaedon LeDee and Duane Washington Jr. prior to getting the commitment from Muhammad.

Muhammad’s top five included Virginia, West Virginia, Xavier, Ohio State and St John’s. He visited OSU on September 9th for the Oklahoma game, the same weekend LeDee was in Columbus. Holtmann also made an in-home visit on the 18th of September.

9/25/2017 1:25:24 PM
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Ohio State Gets Junior College Tackle Antwuan Jackson

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The 2018 recruiting class for Ohio State is stacking up to be another top 2 class for Urban Meyer and the Buckeye coaches. With the addition of Junior College standout, tackle Antwuan Jackson, they now rank first nationally according to many ranking services.

The loss to Oklahoma has decreased OSU’s ability to get big name recruits as they grabbed Jackson on Tuesday, three days after the home loss.

Long Road to Ohio State

Jackson was recruiting by the Buckeyes in 2016 but selected Auburn. He left Auburn after one year as a redshirt and played for Blinn College last season. He re-entered recruitment as one of the best in the country at this position and Ohio State offered him a scholarship again. He committed two weeks after receiving the offer.

Already into the season at Blinn, he has 15 tackles and 3 sacks in 2 games.

Blinn College was also the school of current Ohio State corner Kendall Sheffield. So there is some familiarity between the coaches at the colleges.

Jackson joins Taron Vincent from Bradenton Florida as two defensive tackles in the class of 2018.

9/13/2017 3:30:40 PM
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WR LChristian Smith Committed to Ohio State

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Huber Heights Wayne Wide Receiver L’Christian (Blue) Smith committed to Ohio State this past week over offers from many top programs including Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan, Alabama, and Tennessee. Cincinnati and Kentucky were the other two finalist but Ohio State had always been his dream school. He also has a teammate, Alex Reigelsperger, headed to the Wildcats, who offered him first so the decision was difficult. UK has brought in 36 recruits from Ohio after picking up a couple of coaches from the Youngstown area five years ago.

The Announcement

Smith made the announcement prior to a televised game on ESPN against Gibsonia Pennsylvania Pine-Richland. (Wayne lost 41-0)

The Camp That Set Everything in Motion

Early in the Spring, Smith didn’t feel the Buckeyes were making him a priority and felt they would play him at Tight End if he did enroll in the program. But Smith was able to talk with Urban Meyer about his plans and became confortable in what the Buckeyes had to offer the in-state prospect.

He became comfortable with the program and the coaching staff during a camp visit in June. Depending on his size during his career at Ohio State he might play wide receiver but he might also play the h-back position. He is currently 6’6” and 205 lbs., a big target. No plans to move him to Tight End when he gets to Columbus.

8/29/2017 4:08:20 PM
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Ohio State Basketball Increases Roster For The Fall

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Ohio State Basketball has added two additional local walk-ons to their roster for this upcoming season, increasing the count to 14.

Chris Holtmann has secured the services of Air Force transfer Danny Hummer and Bishop Watterson recruit Matt Lehmann. Hummer played high school ball for Upper Arlington near Columbus.

8/18/2017 3:05:06 PM
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Ohio State Pursuing 2018 Point Guard Noah Locke

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Ohio State is looking to add a highly ranked point guard to their 2018 class with Noah Locke from Owings Mills Maryland. Locke is a 6’2” guard rated the 15th best at his position in the country. He will visit the Buckeyes on August 22nd with previous visits going to Michigan, Florida, Xavier and Providence. Kansas was also looking to sign Locke but did not get an official visit from him. Michigan has only one scholarship open for the 2018 class and is hosting a number of other recruits. Ohio State is in great need of a point guard and has a thin roster at this time, would be a good spot for Locke.

8/17/2017 4:54:42 PM
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Justin Ahrens Considering Ohio State Again

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Once an Ohio State verbal commitment to play basketball for Thad Matta and Ohio State, Versailles Ohio standout Justin Ahrens has the Buckeyes in his top 6 for consideration. In fact, Ahrens was on campus this week visiting with new head coach Chris Holtmann.

De-Commitment

Small Forward Justin Ahrens had been a commitment to the Ohio State University for almost a year before news broke that Thad Matta was being let go. His teammate Darius Bazley was also set to join Matta in 2018 and become a part of the rebuilding that needed to be done. Bazley actually jumped ship earlier as the Buckeyes struggled in Big 10 play and did not make the post-season last year. But Ahrens waited until the coaching change to start looking around. Now he has a new scholarship offer from former Butler coach Chris Holtmann and is considering OSU in a recent top 6 that he provided to reporters. Holtmann has jumped on the recruiting trail and been able to bring in some good talent, ranking the current class atop the Big Ten.

8/11/2017 1:46:05 PM
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Virginia linebacker K'Vaughan Pope Commits To Ohio State

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Dinwiddie Virginia linebacker K'Vaughan Pope announces his commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes

K’Vaughan Pope Announcement

K'Vaughan Pope realized he would become anxious on stage, before the TV cameras and all his teammates, while he was announcing his college commitment. This is why he asked K'ymon, his younger brother, to read the statement he had written to the crowd in the Dinwiddie County HS auditorium.

Once his brother had completed reading the statement, K'Vaughan read the last paragraph. He declared his commitment to the Buckeyes, and the audience in the assembly hall went crazy. Then, he threw a scarlet and grey football jersey over his shoulders after standing up.

8/10/2017 4:15:59 PM
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Marcus Hooker Is Coming To Ohio State

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Marcus Hooker Announces Commitment to the Buckeyes

Within a day of being offered a place at Ohio State, the three star Pennsylvanian cornerback, Marcus Hooker, accepted the offer on Thursday.

Hooker, who is six feet tall and 185 pounds, has a cornerback rating of fifty-two and a prospect rating of 587 from the 2018 Class. He chose the Buckeyes ahead of offers from eleven other programs like Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Toledo, West Virginia and Temple.

Hooker was on campus on several occasions to see his older brother Malik, who gained All American honors after a redshirt season as a sophomore, when he achieved seven interceptions, eighty-four tackles, 5.5 loss tackles and a record breaking three touchdown interceptions. He signed up to the NFL Draft for 2017, and was chosen as the fifteenth pick to play for the Indianapolis Colts.

7/28/2017 2:04:34 PM
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