2015 Shooting Guard Austin Grandstaff Commits to OSU
By Tony Gerdeman
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Austin Grandstaff (6-5 180), the #5 overall shooting guard in the 2015 class per the 247Sports Composite, committed to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon while on an official visit.
Grandstaff broke the news via Twitter.
Grandstaff, from Rockwall, Texas, chose the Buckeyes over offers from Florida, Arizona, Texas, Maryland and Oklahoma.
"Just the relationship I developed with the coaching staff," Grandstaff told SNY.tv.
"I really got a feel that they're a family-oriented coaching staff and I like that. And the fact that me and Mickey Mitchell are really good friends and he’s coming here.”
Already known as one of the best shooters in the 2015 class, he could end up the best shooter in the class overall, and then provide immediate help once he eventually arrives in Columbus.
Grandstaff is ranked the #30 player overall in the 2015 class per Rivals, and he gives the Buckeyes their second commitment from the state of Texas, joining the aforementioned small forward Mickey Mitchell.
Aaron Craft with Austin Grandstaff
Grandstaff took his official visit to Ohio State with designs on also taking visits to Oregon, Florida and Michigan, but those visits are now obviously up in the air. Clearly, Buckeye coach Thad Matta would prefer that they not happen.
"I’m really glad to have it over," Grandstaff said. "This is a stressful thing to have all these coaches calling you and now I can just focus on getting better and getting ready for the next level."
Grandstaff is not only friends with Mitchell, but is also AAU teammates with five-star power forward Elijah Thomas, who tweeted his congratulations, adding, "you just made this tough on me". The Buckeyes are after Thomas, also a Texan, and have already cracked his top nine or ten.
The 2015 class now stands at three, with Mitchell, Grandstaff and Dayton Dunbar point guard A.J. Harris. This ucclass is ranked #2 overall per the 247Sports Team Composite ranking, with room yet to grow.
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