In its final update for the class of 2017, Ohio State signee and Westerville South product Kaleb Wesson is ranked No. 69 nationally by ESPN.


With nine higher-rated prospects still uncommitted, Wesson is the fourth-highest recruit to sign with a Big Ten school in his class behind power forward Jaren Jackson (Michigan State, No. 8), shooting guard Jordan Poole (Michigan, No. 48) and point guard Isaiah Washington (Minnesota, No. 65).


ESPN ranks Wesson as a four-star prospect. Last year, Ohio State’s highest-rated signee, power forward Derek Funderburk, was rated No. 66 nationally. He redshirted, but Wesson is expected to challenge for a starting spot, particularly if Trevor Thompson does not return for his senior season.


Alongside Wesson, Ohio State’s other signee, point guard Braxton Beverly, is a four-star prospect after a post-graduate year at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy.


Looking ahead, has updated its rankings for the class of 2018. The Buckeyes have three verbal commitments for the class, and all of them are in the updated top 150. Cincinnati Princeton forward Darius Bazley is the highest-rated of the trio at No. 74 nationally and is the lone four-star prospect. Upper Arlington guard Dane Goodwin is ranked No. 124 nationally, three spots ahead of Versailles, Ohio, forward Justin Ahrens. Goodwin and Ahrens are listed as three-star prospects.


Ohio’s top two prospects remain uncommitted. Rivals lists Akron Revere forward Pete Nance at No. 39 and Parma Heights Holy Name guard Dwayne Cohill at No. 67. The Buckeyes are not known to have offered Nance, but Cohill remains a major target. Both are four-star prospects.


Pickerington North forward Jerome Hunter is ranked No. 80 nationally and fourth in the state. The Buckeyes have offered.