Chris Holtmann welcomed Bronny James to campus last weekend for Ohio State football's season opener against Notre Dame, and a recent Instagram post from the 2023 recruit would indicate he enjoyed the trip.
James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, posted several images to his Instagram account while wearing the Buckeyes' red and white throwback cursive uniforms from the days of Clark Kellogg. In one of his photos, LeBron and his wife Savannah accompany their son in front of the camera.
Bronny James posted to Instagram wearing some Ohio State threads pic.twitter.com/LizqZRot3I— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 6, 2022
Ohio State recently emerged as a candidate to land the four-star player from Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard also has seen interest from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan and USC.
While many of James' presumed scholarship offers are not publicly known, Joe Tipton of On3 reported Tuesday that the No. 41 overall prospect in the country has a "longstanding" offer from the Buckeye program.
The Buckeyes are the first program Bronny James has publicly engaged with during his recruiting process. Though there is no indication from James that Ohio State is a frontrunner to land him, the social media post indicates that Holtmann and his staff have made a positive impression on the high school star.
It's also fair to assume the 106,000-plus fans at Ohio Stadium chanting, "We want Bronny!" also impacted James' experience.