The past few recruiting cycles have been fairly lackluster for Thad Matta, but the 2014 group will be one of (if not the) best in the country.
He recently picked up a commitment from guard D’Angelo Russell out of Louisville. Russell is considered one of the top 25 players in his class and joins a loaded group that already includes Jae’Sean Tate, Keita Bates-Diop and David Bell.
Tate and Bates-Diop are also two of the best players in the class of 2014, and Bell is an intriguing prospect who should improve the longer he is on campus. Bell also provides some much-needed size and rebounding ability for Ohio State.
While many programs would be thrilled with that coup, Matta is far from done. He is still going hard after top prospects such as the nation’s No. 1 player, Jahlil Okafor. Point guard Tyus Jones, among others, is in the mix as well.
Look for another big name or two (one of which will be a center) before Ohio State’s 2014 class is all wrapped up.