Muhammad caps off a big recruiting week

Kevin Noon, Publisher
Buckeye Grove

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Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes landed their third commitment of the week for the class of 2018 as Luther Muhammad took to social media to announce that he intends to sign with Ohio State.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard is a member of the Rivals150 and is listed as the No. 71 player in the nation.

Before announcing on Friday night, Muhammad had a top-five of Ohio State, Xavier, St. Johns, Virginia and West Virginia.

Earlier this week the Buckeyes landed commitments from Jaedon LeDee and Duane Washington. Needless to say, this has been a huge shot in the arm for the Ohio State basketball program and Holtmann and his staff have been putting in a lot of work on the recruiting trail and are now seeing their efforts for the class of 2018 starting to pay off.

Muhammad is a Jersey City (N.J.) product and last season averaged just shy of 16 points per game while shooting 50.6-percent from the field and nearly 41-percent from beyond the arc.

With the addition of Muhammad, the Buckeyes are still three under the scholarship limit for the 2018-19 season and this class should continue to grow but then a decision will have to be made if the staff wants to use all three scholarships or bank any part of those three spots for the class of 2019 where two additional spots will be open.

This weekend will see three more official visitors for Ohio State with one-time commit and small forward Justin Ahrens coming to campus to be joined by point guard Michael Devoe and power forward Darius Days.

We will have more on Muhammad's pledge to Ohio State including what went into the decision and breaking down what he will bring to the rebuilding Buckeyes in 2018.

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