When Thad Matta stepped down from the Ohio State men's basketball team in early June, the Buckeyes had the No. 11 recruiting class in the Big Ten. A month later, new head coach Chris Holtmann has given Ohio State the Big Ten's top class.
With the commitment of four-star guard/forward Musa Jallow on Friday, Ohio State now sits atop the Big Ten's 2017 men's basketball recruiting rankings with a team score of 57.51, edging out Purdue which has a score of 56.52. The score also gives the Buckeyes the No. 24 class nationally.
Jallow joins Kaleb Wesson, who committed to Matta in July of 2015, as well as Kyle Young, who committed to Holtmann at Butler but was granted a release in June to join the Buckeyes. Wesson and Young are the two highest-rated players in the state of Ohio.
When Holtmann took over, there was concern that it would be too late for the new head coach to put together a quality 2017 recruiting class. That doesn't seem to be the case after all.