Ohio State Has Offered The State’s Top Four Players In 2021, Looking To Close The State Border


Ohio is a home of plenty of athletes, in an abundance of sports.

Prep Hoops released their new rankings on Tuesday, and the top four ranked players in the 2021 class all hold Ohio State offers.


Those go as follows:

  1. Malaki Branham
  2. Kalen Etzler
  3. Meechie Johnson
  4. Logan Duncomb

Malaki Branham is one the Buckeyes would love to have. A skilled two guard that holds some high major offers, and is a top 50 player nationally.

Kalen Etzler is the first 2021 prospect to commit, and he did that earlier in the year giving Ohio State his verbal.

The Convoy Crestview player is a skilled power forward with above average athleticism, that will go a ways at the next level.

Meechie Johnson is battling a recovery from an ACL tear at the moment, but is undoubtedly the top guard in Ohio. Former teammate of current Buckeye Alonzo Gaffney, there is some chemistry there already.

Johnson broke on to the scene scoring 50 in a game as freshman. Which, is a hard accomplishment for any player at any level. The Cleveland product can put the ball on a string, and get his own shot from anywhere.

Now, Logan Duncomb is an interesting one for Ohio State. This summer he has blown up more than any other Ohio product. Duncomb player well at the Ohio State team camp in June, earning the deserved offer.

Duncomb goes to basketball powerhouse Cincinnati Moeller, a talented program. A skilled Center that moves well and can stretch it at times.

Ohio State’s 2021 class, they will look to add a couple in-state players. One already being Etzler, they would be hopeful to add another or two. A class that is going to be very interesting for the Buckeyes. 

That’s not to say Ohio State won’t eventually offer guys like Tyrese Hughey or EJ Farmer

With losing players like Xavier Simpson, Nick Ward, Jaxon Hayes, Ohio State will look to tighten up the state borders in recruiting. 

Current Buckeye EJ Liddell is going to be a force in Columbus!