Chris Holtmann made his first pickup as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday as he added 2017 prospect Kyle Young to the roster. Young was previously committed to Butler before following Holtmann to Columbus.
Young comes out of Massillon, Ohio and is rated as a four-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class by 247Sports. He also comes in at No. 77 nationally and No. 2 in the state of Ohio for the 2017 class. Young is the program’s third 2017 commitment.
As mentioned, Young was previously committed to Butler before opting to move over to Ohio State. He committed to Holtmann while he was the head coach of the Bulldogs. As such, it should come as no major surprise to see Young decide to “stay home” with the coach he originally committed to at Butler.
In a press release, Holtmann talked about Young.
“We are very excited to add Kyle to the 2017 class,” Holtmann said. “His versatility, motor and work ethic make him a great addition to our program. We really look forward to getting him to campus to join his teammates.”
By any stretch of the imagination, Young is a substantial pickup for the Buckeyes. Not only does he instantly become Ohio State’s best newcomer for next season, but he has the talent to make an early impact and turn into an All-Big Ten player down the line. While Young isn’t an elite prospect, he’s still one of the midwest’s best.
Young won’t be enough to guarantee that Ohio State will be successful next season, but his addition is a great start for Holtmann. If he can keep up this success within the state of Ohio, it should mean big things for the Buckeyes down the line.