After plenty of fluctuation, Ohio State basketball is back on the board in the 2018 recruiting class.
The Buckeyes gained a commitment from four-star small forward Jaedon LeDee on Tuesday, making him the lone verbal to Ohio State in his class.
A Houston native, LeDee made his official visit to Ohio State the weekend of Sept. 9 when the football team hosted Oklahoma. He had since received in-home visits from the University of Houston and Oklahoma and took an official visit to Texas A&M on Sept. 16.
The LeDee File
- Class: 2018
- Size: 6-foot-7, 230 pounds
- Pos: Small Forward
- School: The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 31 (2018 SF)
LeDee gives the Buckeyes a much needed verbal after a long stretch of decommitments.
Torrence Watson, who committed to Ohio State in July, decommitted just more than a month later. The Buckeyes have also missed out on in-state targets Dane Goodwin (Notre Dame), Darius Bazley (Syracuse) and Dwayne Cohill (Dayton) since making a change in leadership and hiring Chris Holtmann in early June.
The commitment of LeDee means Ohio State is likely on the outside looking in for Versailles, Ohio product Justin Ahrens, who currently is favored to head north to Michigan.
The Buckeyes are also still heavily pursuing four-star point guard Elijah Weaver and combo guard Eric Ayala. Weaver took his official visit to Ohio State the same day as LeDee and is trending towards the Buckeyes, while Ayala appears to be favoring Syracuse.