Ohio State and head basketball coach Chris Holtmann have had quite the week on the recruiting trail, landing three commits in four days. But the week may have ended with the biggest bang — rather #BOOM — of all when Versailles three-star small forward Justin Ahrens committed to the Buckeyes following an official visit.
— Justin Ahrens (@ahrensjustin12) September 24, 2017
The Ahrens File
- Class: 2018
- Size: 6-foot-5, 181 pounds
- Pos: SF
- School: Versailles (OH)
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: 40 (SF)
The 6-foot-5, 181-pound Ahrens is considered the sixth-best player in the state and No. 170 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, as he averaged averaging 22.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game during his junior season. He committed to the Buckeyes in August 2016, but reopened his recruitment shortly after Thad Matta was fired in June.
Even so, Ahrens' interest in Ohio State never waned. His decision to decommit was just a matter of getting to know and making sure he was comfortable with the new staff.
As mentioned, Ahrens becomes the fourth member of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class in just six days. He joins four-star guard Luther Muhammad, four-star forward Jaedon LeDee and three-star guard Duane Washington Jr., all of which pledged their services to the Buckeyes this week. Ahrens is the first in-state recruit in the class.