On Monday morning, Ohio State got some exciting news on the recruiting trail as the program landed a commitment for its 2017 recruiting class from prospect Braxton Beverly. Ohio State opted to move in and now has another commitment.
Braxton Beverly has committed to Ohio State per @HargravePGHoops— Brian Snow (@BSnowScout) October 10, 2016
Beverly has large received solid, but not elite evaluations from the recruiting services. ESPN rates him as a three-star prospect and figures to be figures to be one of the top players out of the state of Kentucky. He is listed at 6-foot-0 and 180 pounds.
Although Beverly didn’t have an elite offer sheet, he did have a few worth noting. Some of the programs to offer him included Bowling Green, Cleveland State, George Washington, Marshall, Miami (OH), and Western Kentucky among others.
With his commitment, Beverly becomes the second commitment in Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class. He joins big man Kaleb Wesson. The Buckeyes have also loaded up in the 2018 class with three commitments. It’s a talented group that should provided plenty of depth heading into the future.
On paper, Beverly projects to be a backup for JaQuan Lyle and CJ Jackson for the 2017-’18 season and then the key guy afterward. There’s still a lot of things to see before then, but he is a commitment that could take over as an underclassmen.
Whether Beverly can ultimately can step in and continue Ohio State’s recent guard tradition remains to be seen, but as things currently sit, Buckeye fans have to be excited about what’s already set on the recruiting trail heading into the future.