DJ Carton’s commitment to Ohio State did more than give the Buckeyes a second top-30 recruit for the 2019 recruiting class.

It also gave the Buckeyes the ability to be even choosier when it comes to rounding out coach Chris Holtmann’s second recruiting class. Ohio State has one remaining available scholarship for the class presuming no unexpected attrition, which means the coaches can try to hone in on that final roster spot while also making inroads for future classes.

Most of the recruits fall into a somewhat broad category perhaps best described as “versatile forward.” That could mean a wing, a power forward, a big, something in between or a player who fits all of those definitions.

With the July live evaluation period now in the books, a new name has landed a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes in Lester Quinones, a four-star prospect from Brentwood (New York) St. Benedict’s Prep.

Listed by 247Sports.com as a shooting guard, the 6-5, 180-pound Quinones projects as more of a wing than a classic guard.

Blessed to receive an offer from Ohio State  #Buckeyes pic.twitter.com/sjnYT8KXIa

— Lester Quinones (@Effort_les) July 31, 2018

The Ohio State offer was part of a strong July for Quinones, who also added offers from LSU, Arizona, Xavier, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Maryland. He’s rated as the No. 76 overall recruit in the country and a four-star prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings.

 
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