Striking a balance

Kevin Noon, Publisher
Buckeye Grove

Kevin Noon

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Recruiting is something that will be in focus for Chris Holtmann and his new staff with the Ohio State men's basketball team. They have seen what was once a three-man recruiting class for the class of 2018 evaporate and will now have five spots to fill, even after the addition of Kyle Young to the team for the upcoming season.

The four-man staff did a very good job of recruiting at Butler and the hope is that the brand name of Ohio State along with the facilities, tradition and such will resonate with recruits as the Buckeyes look to turn the page and move into the next phase.

"The name carries a lot of weight, I think it is a top-10 school and certainly program in the country," Mike Schrage said a week ago when Holtmann's assistant coaching staff was first made available to local media. "We were recruiting at a pretty high level already but there is no doubt in our mind that we can get involved with more guys. I can see that already."

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