Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann extended an offer to Toledo point guard Zeb Jackson on Saturday. Jackson (6-2 160), a 2020 prospect, also holds offers from Providence, Dayton, and Cincinnati.
— Zeb Jackson (@iamzebjackson) May 12, 2018
A lefty distributor with range, Jackson (Maumee Valley HS) finished up his sophomore season this spring. His Maumee Valley Country Day team fell in the round of 16 in the playoffs.
Jackson is the second in-state 2020 point guard that Ohio State has offered. He joins Dublin Coffman’s Dominiq Penn, who is the son of OSU staffer — and former Buckeye great — Scoonie Penn. Penn is ranked the No. 19 point guard in the nation and the No. 84 player in the 2020 recruiting class per the 247Sports Composite.
Per 247Sports, the Buckeyes have only handed out five offers to 2020 prospects at this point. Three of those five belong to Ohioans. Joining Jackson and Penn is 7-0 Zach Loveday of Gallia Academy in Gallipolis. Loveday is the No. 1 player in the state, the No. 7 center, and the No. 65 player in the nation. Loveday also holds offers from Purdue and Xavier.
Also holding offers are Pennsylvania shooting guard Ethan Morton (6-4 195) and IMG combo guard Noah Farrakhan (6-1 160). Morton is the No. 59 player in the nation and Farrakhan is No. 30.
The 2020 class still has a long way to go, especially considering the 2019 class is sitting with just one commitment in 5-star power forward Alonzo Gaffney. Four-star Iowa point guard D.J. Carton put Ohio State in his top six this weekend.
The Buckeyes have offered seven in-state prospects in the 2019 class, but only three of them are still on the market. Four-star small forward Jordan Mitchell (Gahanna Lincoln/Columbus) is from central Ohio and is the No. 71 player in the nation. He holds offers from OSU, Iowa, Florida, and others.
Combo guards Andre Gordon (Sidney HS) and Amari Davis (Trotwood Madison HS/Dayton) are 3-star prospects with Ohio State offers.
As of now, the Buckeyes only have room for three signees in the 2019 recruiting class.