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While the news hasn't been great for the Buckeyes on the Jahlil Okafor recruiting front, Thad Matta seems to still be in the discussion with the nation's No. 2 big man Myles Turner.
Ohio State is one big man away from landing one of the best classes in the country for the 2014 recruiting cycle, and getting Turner would be monumental for the program going forward. With Amir Williams still a question mark and no proven depth behind him, the Buckeyes need another center.
Turner is scheduled to visit Ohio State on Oct. 19. Matta is competing with presumed favorite Kansas and Kentucky, but if Turner ends up in Columbus that day it will be homecoming weekend with a home football game against Iowa.
While the Jayhawks and Wildcats have historically great basketball programs, they can’t compete with the Buckeyes in terms of the atmosphere surrounding a football game. Perhaps that makes a major impression on the young Turner, and he is the final piece of an elite class.
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