Men's Basketball Recruiting

Top 40 Forward Romeo Weems Includes OSU in Final 5, Sets Decision Date

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New Haven, Michigan forward Romeo Weems has set his decision date for Tuesday, May 22. On Saturday, he released the five schools he would be choosing from, and the Buckeyes were among the group. Joining the Buckeyes were Depaul, Michigan State, Oregon, and Michigan.

Michigan State is seen as the favorite to land Weems (6-7 215), who is ranked the No. 7 power forward in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 37 player overall. He is the top player in the state of Michigan in the 2019 recruiting class.

As a sophomore in 2016-2017, Weems was named Michigan’s Class B Player of the Year following a season where he averaged 18 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.9 steals, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 blocks per game in leading his New Haven team to a state title. He repeated as the Class B Player of the Year this past season as a junior, averaging 23.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

While he is listed as a power forward and finishes quite well around the rim, Weems also possesses perimeter skills and an improving jump shot.

A couple of weeks ago, the Buckeyes made the cut for Top 50 point guard D.J. Carton, who could decide this summer between Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Marquette, Indiana, and Xavier.

Ohio State and head coach Chris Holtmann have just one commit in the 2019 recruiting class in 4-star small forward Alonzo Gaffney. Gaffney (Cleveland OH) committed back in April.

The Columbus area is also home to Top 100 prospect Jordan Mitchell (6-7 192) out of Gahanna Lincoln. He is ranked the No. 27 small forward in the nation and the No. 92 player overall.

Currently, the Buckeyes will have room for three signees in the 2019 recruiting class. They have also added Florida State point guard transfer C.J. Walker, who will have to sit out this coming season before being eligible to play in 2019-2020.

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