Four-star Massillon swingman Kyle Young (6-6 205) has been granted his release from Butler and will sign with Ohio State and be eligible to play this season.
He made the announcement via Twitter.
— Kyle Young (@kyleyoung_35) June 19, 2017
Kyle Young is the No. 18 small forward in the nation per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 77 player overall.
A First-Team All-Ohio selection this season along with fellow Ohio State signee Kaleb Wesson, Young becomes new Buckeye head coach Chris Holtmann’s first commit. Holtmann and his staff hit the recruiting trail immediately when they took the job, but they already had a very established relationship with Young, who committed to Butler back in August.
“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.”
With Butler releasing Young from his obligation, he will be able to play for the Buckeyes this fall.
Young will give a boost to an Ohio State basketball program that could use continued positive buzz. They could also use the bodies.
Holtmann and his assistants have made Ohio a priority, and this is just the beginning, hence the hashtag #THEMovement.
As a player, Young can shoot it from deep, but has the ability to slash as well. He finishes well around the basket, and above it. He averaged 18.1 points per game last season for Massillon Jackson High School.
Young originally committed to Butler over offers from Ohio State, Illinois, Florida, Michigan State, and others. As you can see by his tweet, he is excited to be able to stay home and play for the coaches he committed to nearly a year ago.
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