Chris Holtmann is starting to heat up on the recruiting trail.
With the pledge of five-star point guard DJ Carton, the Ohio State men's basketball team now has the nation's No. 4 recruiting class, behind only USC, UCLA and Kentucky, sitting atop the Big Ten.
Carton joined four-star forward Alonzo Gaffney, the nation's No. 30 player, giving the Buckeyes a pair of top-30 players in the 2019 class. These two commitments combine to give Ohio State the second-highest per-recruit ranking of 99.03, trailing only Kentucky's 99.19.
This 2019 class is set to arrive in Columbus for the 2019-20 season, and could help make the Buckeyes legitimate title contenders.
that roster will probably have: CJ Walker, Duane Washington, Musa Jallow, Luther Muhammad, DJ Carton, Andre Wesson, Justin Ahrens, Jaedon LeDee, Micah Potter, Kyle Young, Kaleb Wesson and Alonzo Gaffney. thats a national title contender
— patrick mayhorn (@patrick_mayhorn) July 14, 2018
It hasn't been all that long, but Holtmann's rebuild is already going tremendously.