Ohio State has landed their first verbal commitment in the 2020 recruiting class with Monday’s commitment of 4-star shooting guard Eugene Brown. Brown announced his commitment via Twitter.
— Eugene Brown III (@g3ne__) September 16, 2019
Brown (6-6 185) is rated the No. 17 shooting guard by 247Sports and the No. 92 player overall. In the 247Sports Composite, Brown is ranked the No. 112 player in the class and the No. 26 shooting guard. Rivals ranks Brown as the No. 82 player in the nation.
Brown attends Southwest DeKalb High School in Decature, Georgia and committed to Ohio State over Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Texas A&M, and Butler. He took his official visit to Ohio State this past weekend and came away knowing where he wanted to be.
Ohio State now has one commitment in their 2020 recruiting class and they do not have room for any more commitments. That likely won’t stop head coach Chris Holtmann from looking around as he has said in the past that coaches have to operate as if there will be attrition.
If Brown is the only member of OSU’s 2020 class, he will give the Buckeyes a versatile wing who can defend with length and shoot from deep. His ability to shoot also allows him to drive past defenders who try to crowd him. He is a solid athlete who is a smart finisher.
As a freshman for the 2020-2021 season, Brown will step into a depth chart at shooting guard and small forward with Luther Muhammad, Musa Jallow, Duane Washington, Justin Ahrens, and Cal transfer Justice Sueing.
It’s a deep group of playmakers that will feature three juniors and two seniors, so it was key for Holtmann to start rebuilding the Ohio State wings now, even though we have yet to see a second season from Washington, Muhammad, and Ahrens.
It just goes to show you that recruiting never stops.
Here are some highlights from Eugene Brown in high school.