Looking over the history of college basketball recruiting, or even Ohio State recruiting in particular, is akin to comparing apples and oranges.
The differences in recruiting today, when the impact of Andrew Wiggins’ breakfast choice gets broken down by 30 different sources, as contrasted with the days of John Havlicek are astronomical. There is naturally more hype surrounding recent Buckeye commitments based on the nature of media alone. But that doesn’t mean the stars of yesteryear didn’t receive their fair share of relative buzz.
Read on to see the five most hyped recruits in Ohio State history. Recruiting rankings are courtesy of Scout.com unless otherwise noted.