In-State Four-Star Guard Zeb Jackson Chooses Michigan Over Ohio State, Other Schools

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Hate to lose a quality player, especially to ttun. But you tip the cap and move on. Loveday and Penn would be a very good class although I think the staff is also targeting some top out of state kids who fit the footprint Holtmann described.

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bsk33's picture

Yeah the article states that Holtmann has 3 offers for the class of 2020, but that isn't even close to correct. Maybe he meant 3 offers from the state of Ohio.

They have plenty of 2020 offers out there, including Dawson Garcia (4 star PF from Minnesota), who was just offered this week.

I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.

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Colin Hass-Hill's picture

Yep, messed that up. Your guess was right. Meant they've offered three in-state prospects, including Jackson. Have a ton of offers out across the country, though.

JohnnyKozmo's picture

 Can’t wait to see what else happens today...

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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aj99's picture

Seriously.  It's killing me.

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

The little Air Jordan on the unis probably sold him - you know, the logo that has absolutely nothing to do with the school. 

Oh well - best of luck to him. 

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ibuck's picture

Did he just choose the closer school?  52 minutes to TTUN versus 2:15 to OSU?

Don't a lot of Toledo residents identify* with TTUN ?

* Despicably?

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

That probably had something to do with it as well. 

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CincyBuck's picture

Yes and yes.  Toledo is very mixed when it comes to OSU/Mich fans.  And it's a short trip to AA.

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McGrind's picture

A lot of Toledo residents think a Tony Packos hotdog is a filet migon in a bun. 

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

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Colin Hass-Hill's picture

Of note: I went to Gallipolis last week to talk to Zach Loveday, and I'll have that story in the next few days.

ibuck's picture

Looking forward to more Buckeye hoops stories.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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logamaniac's picture

Hopefully you asked the essential question.  Is it gallipolis or gallipoleeeese. 

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johnblairgobucks's picture

He looks like he would want to go to Michigan....whatever that means....I know what I mean, if you know what I mean.

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brutus360's picture

Get Loveday and Penn!! We are looking very solid.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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wyatt's picture

After watching some youtube videos on all of these guys, I'll take the left-handed, good shooting 7' 1" Loveday. He looks like a typical Purdue center.   https://www.jconline.com/story/sports/college/purdue/basketball/2018/08/...

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

6-2, 160 pounds?  And he's not a point guard?

I really don't know anything about him, and he obviously has time to put on muscle, but over the years I've seen the Bucks go after kids who don't have "Big Ten bodies," and it rarely seems to work out.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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Gobucks54321's picture

The third ranked Ohio player, Penn is 6 foot and 155 pounds. He is100% OSU. I guess he is not turning out either based on your logic

Love couch potato coaches

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NWO2CO's picture

Not surprising, he goes to quite possibly the weirdest high school in the state. Odd that his parents would send him there instead of one of the private schools in the area that have actual athletic programs. 

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bucks4nuts's picture

Ya.. there is something to that story.. I believe he was at Tol Central Catholic.. I believe parents / gpa whomever got upset and pulled him out.. 

"To The House"

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NWO2CO's picture

Anyone from the Toledo area knows just how bizarre it is for an elite basketball player to attend Maumee Valley instead of St. Johns, St. Francis or Central Catholic. Maumee Valley is the most expensive private school in the area by far. About twice the cost of the others and has absolutely no reputation when it comes to athletics. I’ve heard his dad went to St. Francis, which makes the whole thing even more bizarre

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bucks4nuts's picture

correct his dad did go to SF.. Its an odd situation.. I dont know the whole store.. Its very odd and the MVCD ppl havent been too happy.. Also what is weird.. Joey Holifield being at Cardinal Stritch . 

And MVCD wasnt about sports.. But here is this.. 

https://www.13abc.com/content/news/Coaches-sue-Maumee-Valley-Country-Day...

"To The House"

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adrianbuck's picture

proxicimaty probley won out.

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G.'s picture

Ew... I will never understand how Ohio natives can end up playing for ttun. Unless they have blood ties there.. doesn't make sense.

G.

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TJG32's picture

It does make one feel dirty, doesn’t it?

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Toledo is unique. We had a war with the state of Michigan over Toledo. Ohio "won". But Toledo remains divided when it comes to OSU vs TTUN.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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buckbornbred's picture

I heard there are a lot of scUM fans in Toledo.
 

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Dillon G's picture

Yes. If one is to believe "How the States Got Their Shape", the reason their whole family, going back generations, is handed down from the Toledo War. They thought they lived in Michigan.

#walkaway

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Dillon G's picture

He can eat shit. Go to Arizona next time. You committed the unforgivable sin. My opinion is kept here.

#walkaway

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buckeyestu's picture

Any news about the lady buckeyes?

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Fuck today

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Nikkibucksfan's picture

Thanks for the hit to the gut...

Nikki emmerson

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Drama much Nikki?

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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GoNutz27's picture

F him. Hope he blows out a knee.

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

I hate scUM too, but that's kind of harsh.

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tbuckeyew's picture

I believe he trains with/plays for Xavier Simpson's dad's AAU club.  Probably puts it into perspective as to why he was a Michigan lean.  When Matta lost Simpson to Michigan, it has a snowball effect on a few other players. 

Go Bucks!

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Keze's picture

get out and stay out Zeb.

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stxbuck's picture

Holtman stated he wanted "a rim protecter (long armed big man), a wing, and a combo G" for the 2020 class. If we assume that Penn, as an offered PG, fills the combo role, Jackson is no great loss-he isn't a big wing.

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Madtown_Buckeye_16's picture

Brutal, but optimistic about where things are going with our program. Beilein is undoubtedly one of the better coaches in basketball and probably the 2nd best coach in the B1G, but Holtmann is on the up and up. Long game favors us, especially looking at next year's class. 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Certainly sucks, but you can't really blame a basketball player for choosing a basketball school

Shandy is not beer

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