Four-star 2018 forward prospect Jaedon LeDee from The Kinkaid School in Houston committed to the Ohio State men's basketball team Tuesday, becoming the first member of coach Chris Holtmann’s first full recruiting class.
A 6-foot-7, 230-pound athlete, LeDee was thought to be a toss-up between Ohio State and Texas A&M when he announced Monday that he would be revealing his decision Tuesday.
247Sports.com ranks LeDee as the No. 8 overall prospect from Texas, the No. 31 small forward in the nation and the overall No. 115 prospect.
In August, LeDee cut his list to eight final schools: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, LSU, Houston, Iowa State, California and UCLA. He took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma on Sept. 2 and official visits to Ohio State on Sept. 9 and Texas A&M on Sept. 15.
Ledee had scheduled official visits to Louisiana State on Sept. 29 and UCLA on Oct. 6 but canceled both trips.
Holtmann is looking to sign as many as four players in the 2018 class, and it is unlikely he will look to add any further big men. The guard positions remain high priorities owing to the lack of bodies on the depth chart.
The Buckeyes had secured a verbal commitment from three-star guard prospect Torrence Watson from St. Louis Whitfield School but he rescinded his commitment last month and has since committed to Missouri.