Four-Star Guard Roddy Gayle Puts Ohio State in Top-Six, Will Make Decision On Friday

By Colin Hass-Hill on November 9, 2020 at 11:02 am
Roddy Gayle

Ohio State will soon learn the destination of one of its top recruiting targets.

Four-star Roddy Gayle, a 2022 shooting guard from Youngstown, New York, both put the Buckeyes in his top-six and announced he'll make his college decision on Friday. Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Syracuse and Georgetown are the other finalists.

While most have tabbed Syracuse as the favorite in his recruitment, Ohio State has chased him throughout the spring and summer and surged in his recruitment recently. Chris Holtmann's coaching staff brought him in for an unofficial visit to see his team top Michigan on March 1, where he got a first-hand look at what he described as "the atmosphere I want to play for." Gayle earned an offer from Ohio State on April 22 and remained a top target ever since.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, the Lewiston Porter Senior High School junior is ranked as the No. 76 overall prospect and seventh-best shooting guard in his class. He's the top prospect from the state of New York in 2022. 

“They say they like my size, length at the one, two spot,” Gayle told Eleven Warriors earlier this year. “So they want me to come in and fit right into the role and be the scorer that I am and I can be. That's basically what I want to do, so it's like hearing what I wanted to hear.”

If Ohio State lands Gayle, he would join three-star Cincinnati Princeton shooting guard commit Bowen Hardman as the second piece of what will be a backcourt-heavy 2022 class. 

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