Five-star men's basketball recruit Chet Holmgren on official visit to Ohio State

Adam Jardy
Chet Holmgren, a top-five national recruit in the class of 2021, poses for a photo with his parents and Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann while on an official visit. [Adam Jardy]

Chet Holmgren, a top-five national recruit in the class of 2021, is at Ohio State on an official visit.

The 7-foot, 190-pound center from Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy was at Ohio Stadium along with his parents as the Buckeyes played Miami University in football. Men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann escorted the Holmgren family into the stadium along with assistant coaches Jake Diebler, Terry Johnson and Ryan Pedon and new director of professional development Terence Dials.

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Holmgren is a five-star recruit, the top center in the nation and the No. 4 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings. A skilled big man, Holmgren went viral when he blew past NBA star Steph Curry at a summer camp.

High schooler Chet Holmgren really did cook Steph with his own move

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Gonzaga, Minnesota, Purdue, Texas and others have offered Holmgren, and he is known to have an official visit to the Bulldogs scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 4.

The only other recruit at the game is DJ Moore, a point guard from nearby Worthington Christian in the class of 2022.

Zach Loveday, a four-star center in the class of 2021 who had scheduled an official visit for the weekend, was not there. The Buckeyes are awaiting a Sunday decision from four-star power forward Zed Key, who is announcing a college decision at 2 p.m. after having taken an official visit to Ohio State two weekends ago.

The Buckeyes have two commitments for their 2021 class: forward Kalen Etzler from Convoy Crestview and guard Meechie Johnson Jr. from Willoughby International Sports Academy.


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