Justin Ahrens has rejoined the class of 2018 for Ohio State after de-committing when Thad Matta was released.
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.
His brother Kyle Ahrens plays for Michigan State.
OSU 2018 Class
He becomes the fourth member of the 2018 team that has grown by 4 over the past week and is now considered to be a top 10 class nationally by some services. The Big Ten is very well ranked in the 2018 class rankings with Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, and Northwestern all rated higher.
Ahrens has a great shot and is the first Ohio player in class. Chris Holtmann hopes to close the border of Ohio and not allow prospects to leave as they did this year. Ahrens is considered the 6th best player in Ohio and the 40th small forward in the country.
He joins point guard Duane Washington, shooting guard Luther Muhammad, and forward Jaedon LeDee in the 2018 OSU class.
There’s one spot still open in the class and Holtmann really needs more point guard options then he currently has. Elijah Weaver from Florida Oldsmar Christian School and Noah Locke from Owings Mills Maryland McDonogh School are two that Ohio State would love to get.
Justin Ahrens Was BLAZIN In NYC, UAA Session 1!!! OSU Commit Is One Of The Best Shooters I The USA!