Ohio State’s desire to add versatility to its future men’s basketball rosters has led the Buckeyes to offer a scholarship to Sam Williamson. This week, that interest was strong enough for the four-star small forward from Rockwall, Texas, to take an unofficial visit.

Listed at 6 feet 6 and 180 pounds, Williamson has more than two dozen offers.

“He’s done a good job these past few weeks of doing his homework,” Rockwall coach Quincy Williams said. “That’s one of the big things his mom preaches to him and I preach to him is gather information, and he’s doing that. He’s taking these unofficials and obviously he thinks Ohio State is a good place so it’s a reason why he’s going to up there to gather more information, to make a good decision.”

Williamson’s visit took place Tuesday, one day after the Buckeyes hosted 2021 point-guard prospect Meechie Johnson Jr. from Garfield Heights. It also was his second of three unofficial visits on the calendar, one day after a visit to Baylor and one day before a visit to Louisville.

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— Samuell Williamson (@S_Williamson35) June 26, 2018

All three schools have offered, as have the likes of Kansas, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois. The plan is to likely cut down his list sometime this summer with an eye on signing somewhere this fall.

It was last spring that Williamson’s game started to blossom, Williams said, and with it came increased recruiting attention.

“He got stronger,” he said. “He’s always working on his game. He’s always been a good shooter, so his ball-handling got better and the strength, his game went to another level. Then he played high-level basketball going into his junior year and I think that helped throughout the spring and summer. This year, we asked a lot of him, moving him to the point guard spot. That helped with his development, and he was able to expand his game.”

247Sports ranks Williamson as the No. 5 recruit from Texas, the No. 16 small forward in the nation and the No. 59 overall prospect. He has played every position but center in Rockwall’s four-out, one-in system and could project to different spots in college.

“I’ve heard the 2, the 3, some people think he could play some 1,” Williams said. “Some guys that play the four-out guard system say 1 through 4. It’s been all over. They like his versatility. Positionless basketball, that’s where the game is headed. You can just plug him in wherever you need him and he can go play it. Then with him adding weight and strength and once he gets to college, when he gets his college body it’s going to be game over.”

Williamson also plays at the alma mater of former Ohio State guard Austin Grandstaff, who signed with the Buckeyes for the class of 2015 but quit the team after 10 games and ultimately ended up at DePaul. Grandstaff’s younger brother, Alec, is one of Williamson’s teammates.