Gene was going to get it done by today at the latest. Wasn't going to let it drag out much longer. Holtmann was in on this job since Monday.
This is a terrific hire for Ohio State. Holtmann and his staff at Butler have recruited Ohio very well, signing two Northeast Ohio kids and a Cincinnati kid in the last three classes alone. Holtmann recruited Andre Wesson heavily, as Wesson chose OSU over Butler and Richmond.
Holtmann and his top recruiter, Ryan Pedon (a Columbus native who played his college ball at Wooster), have been active in Columbus recruiting Jerome Hunter, Jeremiah Francis and Jeremiah Keene. As well as recruiting Pete Nance and Dwayne Cohill up in Northeast Ohio.
This is the type of hire that OSU needs in this transition period. Holtmann will hit the ground running in Columbus with a little more to offer to local recruits.
Kaleb Wesson might surprise you. Went toe to toe with Nick Ward in the regional finals last year and won that individual matchup. Ward has been arguably Michigan State's best player this season. Excited about what he will bring to the team next year.
All of the top Ohio guys in this event have either been offered by Ohio State, committed to Ohio State or recruited heavily by Ohio State without an offer (mainly sophomores).
Same day Darius Bazley committed in the summer.
Excited for Kaleb's future. He has all the tools. Extremely soft hands, great touch, can pass out of the post. Will be even better as he continues to drop weight and become more explosive
If Dane Goodwin is a Division III prospect, then there are no Division I prospects in the state of Ohio right now. In any class.
You're good man. No biggie. I was just trying to explain the comparison because I can understand where people wouldn't understand it. I've been watching Dane since he was 14, so I've seen his development and his passion and toughness is off the charts for any other player his age right now. I think it will be a welcomed addition at Ohio State.
Definitely agree with you on that. Dane brings it on both ends. I think Ohio State fans will like him a lot. They just have to give him a chance.
Thank you. That was my whole comparison.
I just don't get it. Thad Matta is a prisoner of his own success. With everything he's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
I welcome you to watch the kid and you'll see for yourself. Will definitely not scream Brady to you, but the kid has a motor and passion that OSU has needed in its hoops program.
I will ask you too. How many times have you watched him play? Because he definitely defends. He is the son of a college coach. He would get whopped if he didn't play defense.
It honestly blows my mind. These same complainers whine whenever Thad lets a talented kid get out of the state, and then when he DOES land an Ohio commit, they rag on those kids. What the hell do you want?
Right, because he is only leading a talent loaded Central Ohio with nearly 30 points per game. What else do you want from him?
Good for you. If he had Tom Brady's 40 time, we should be worried. The passion and intensity he brings is unlike anything I've seen at the high school level recently. Which reminds me of Brady because they are both obsessed with winning
Just curious, how many times have you ever seen Dane play in person?
Dane plays pissed off all the time. That's why he led the OCC in technical fouls last year. His motor is terrific because of that.
Antoine Smith. Senior forward. You can find out more about him here - http://www.270hoops.com/roster_players/15337653
Especially people who weren't even at the game and didn't get to see how truly dominant he was