Four-star Iowa (Bettendorf HS) point guard D.J. Carton released his top six via Twitter on Thursday and the Buckeyes made the cut. Along with Ohio State, Carton also included Iowa, Michigan, Marquette, Xavier, and Indiana.
— Dee Jay (@DJCarton) May 11, 2018
Carton (6-1 180) is the No. 4 point guard in the nation and the No. 33 player overall in the 2019 recruiting cycle per the 247Sports Composite. He visited Ohio State in mid-April, so the interest is very real here for the Buckeyes.
Carton told the Des Moines Register that a decision could be coming later this summer.
“My parents always say it’s that gut feeling,” Carton said. “All these places have nice facilities, all the coaching staffs are nice. But it’s just that gut feeling of where you feel most comfortable going. I’m just going to have to keep going on these visits and find that in myself.
“It’s going to be tough (to trim my choices), just because I’ve built such good relationships with these coaches. All these universities are so successful and have such great legacies. It’s going to be tough.”
Carton was a first-team All-State selection this past season. He has been named one of the 32 players to the USA Men’s U18 National Team Training Camp. There he will join Ohio State rising sophomore guard Musa Jallow.
The Buckeyes currently have one player committed in the 2019 recruiting class in 5-star power forward Alonzo Gaffney. Gaffney is ranked the No. 3 player at his position and the No. 20 player overall.