Ohio State Has a Top-Five Basketball Recruiting Class For the First Time Since 2015

By Kevin Harrish on October 1, 2018 at 7:55 pm
Ohio State has a top-five class.

Chris Holtmann continues to clean up on the recruiting trail.

With Ohio State's latest pledge from four-star forward EJ Liddell on Monday night, the Buckeyes officially have a top-five class for the first time since 2015.

Ohio State now has the nation's No. 4 recruiting class, trailing only USC, Louisville and Kentucky in the class rankings and topping the Big Ten with three commitments from top-50 players.

Liddell, the No. 10 power forward and No. 48 player in the class, joins five-star point guard DJ Carton, the No. 2 point guard and No. 24 overall player, as well as four-star forward Alonzo Gaffney, the nation's No. 8 small forward and No. 39 player in the class.

The Buckeyes have the No. 2 class in the country in terms of average recruit rating, with a rating of 98.63, behind only Kentucky's 98.88 rating. USC and Louisville top the Ohio State and Kentucky due to larger class sizes.

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