It has been no secret that Ohio State desperately needs help at the center position. The IndyStar reports the Buckeyes have reached out to 6-foot-11 forward Trevor Thompson, who recently secured his release from his scholarship at Virginia Tech.
According to report, Thompson has heard from Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee and Xavier since getting his release. He plans to soon set up visits.
The official Virginia Tech website notes Thompson played in 29 games while making ten starts. He averaged 5.0 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game in only 16 minutes per contest.
He will have three years of eligibility after sitting out next season at the school of his choice.
Ohio State currently has two available scholarships. That number could grow to three if LaQuinton Ross elects to declare for the NBA Draft. With Amir Williams and Trey McDonald entering their senior seasons, the Buckeyes would be left with only Dave Bell on scholarship at center.