The future has arrived.
Ohio State's quartet of freshman – DJ Carton, Alonzo Gaffney, E.J. Liddell and Ibrahima Diallo – has begun summer workouts after moving in. Diallo arrived on campus a couple weeks ago due to his status as an international student, but the other three newcomers moved in this past weekend.
With the arrival of the four freshman, every player eligible to suit up for the Buckeyes during the 2019-20 season is in Columbus working out with the team.
Carton, Gaffney, Liddell and Diallo combine to make up the top-ranked 2019 recruiting class in the Big Ten and the 13th-ranked class in the country. The collective group is regarded as Chris Holtmann's top recruiting class as a head coach.
Carton, a four-star guard from Bettendorf, Iowa, might have a chance to start at point guard as a true freshman. Liddell, a four-star forward from Belleville, Illinois, could also start at power forward. Gaffney, a native Ohioan, is one of the three top-50 recruits in the Buckeyes' class. Diallo, a 7-foot native of Senegal, will serve as depth at center behind Kaleb Wesson.