Ohio State basketball offers instate 2026 rising star point guard
It will be more than a few years until Garfield Heights, Ohio’s, Marcus Johnson, will be able to sign with a collegiate team, but that didn’t stop Ohio State from offering the talented point guard.
Head coach, Chris Holtmann, didn’t need much high school tape to be impressed by Johnson’s game. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise because his father Sonny, was named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball in 1998 and went on to play at Cleveland State.
Marcus is widely regarded as one of the best players in the country, ranking as the 16th overall play in the 2026 class via ESPN’s top 25 of that class.
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Wow !!!!! @OhioStateHoops @ChrisHoltmann offered @Marcus_J32 Johnson @PaulBiancardi @JamieShaw5 @AdamJardy @VerbalCommits @TiptonEdits @StellarHoops @SteveHelwagen @Stephen_Means @usatodayhss @indyheatgymrats pic.twitter.com/w0qUrUB7JJ
— Sonny Johnson (@sonnyjohnson32) May 1, 2023
With Ohio State getting an offer out so early in Johnson’s recruitment, you have to think that he’s an extremely high-priority recruit for Holtmann.
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