It’s becoming clear that Chris Holtmann is casting a wide net as he works to assemble his first recruiting class at Ohio State.

As the Buckeyes missed out on Rob Phinisee, a four-star point guard from Lafayette (Ind.) McCutcheon, during the weekend, they were busy offering three known other members of the class of 2018.

Ohio State currently has one verbal commitment for the class in the form of Torrence Watson, a guard from St. Louis (Mo.) Whitfield School, and four available scholarships for the class of 2018 presuming former walk-on Joey Lane remains on scholarship.

Here’s a look at the newest players to add offers from the Buckeyes:

Colin Castleton, PF, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Fr. Lopez Catholic
Described by analysts as a “stretch forward,” the four-star prospect announced his Ohio State offer on Saturday night.

Listed at 6-10, 215 pounds, Castleton also holds offers from Illinois, Xavier, Purdue, Florida State and Clemson, among others. According to, he has two official visits set: Illinois on Sept. 1 and Xavier on Sept. 7.

Keyontae Johnson, SF, Oak Hill, West Virginia
A four-star prospect and the top recruit in his state according to 247Sports, Johnson announced an offer from the Buckeyes on his Twitter page Sunday evening.

The 6-5, 190-pound Johnson also holds offers from Minnesota, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Providence, among others.

Duane Washington, PG, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian
Ohio State has offered a number of players in its efforts to bolster its point guard position, and Washington appears to be the latest. The 6-3, 180-pound Washington is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 9 overall player in Michigan and the No. 47 point guard in the nation by 247Sports.

The Buckeyes offered Washington about two weeks after Michigan did so. He’s a major target for Missouri, which ironically was a major player for Watson’s services.

ESPN lists him as a four-star prospect and the No. 34 point guard in the nation.