Four-Star Guard/Forward Musa Jallow Commits to Ohio State, Reclassifies to 2017 Class

By Tim Shoemaker on July 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm
Four-star forward Musa Jallow committed to Ohio State.

Four-star guard/forward Musa Jallow announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Friday night and reclassified to the 2017 class making him eligible to play this season.

Jallow, from Bloomington, Indiana pledged to Ohio State over other reported scholarship offers from Indiana, Virginia, Stanford and more. He is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 120-ranked recruit nationally.

The Jallow File

  • Class: 2017
  • Size: 6–5/200
  • Pos: G/F
  • School: Bloomington North (Bloomington, Ind.)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: No. 31 (SF)

A 6-foot-5 guard/wing combo, Jallow gives the Buckeyes much-needed depth on a roster that includes just eight scholarship players for the upcoming season.

Jallow is a dynamic athlete on the perimeter and he's already a strong defender. Offensively, Jallow uses his athleticism to his advantage and he certainly has room to grow to expand his game on that end of the floor. Still, though, Jallow averaged 24.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during his junior season at Bloomington North High School.

A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Jallow obviously had strong ties to the in-state Hoosiers. However, following Tom Crean's departure at Indiana, it was unclear how high Jallow was on Archie Miller's recruiting board.

Ohio State took advantage.

Jallow received an offer from Thad Matta while Matta was the head coach of the Buckeyes. However, Chris Holtmann and his staff offered Jallow when they were at Butler and remained in pursuit of the four-star talent when they made the move to Columbus. Jallow reportedly visited Ohio State as a freshman.

Jallow becomes the third commitment to the 2017 class, joining Kaleb Wesson and Kyle Young – the top two players in the state of Ohio. Following his commitment, Ohio State still has six available scholarships for its 2018 haul though it's unlikely all get used.

Eleven Warriors will have more on Jallow's commitment soon.

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