Latest Ohio Recruiting News

20 Sep

The fall evaluation period has heated up in Ohio over the last two weeks, as regional schools as well as programs from over a thousand miles away have been in the Buckeye State to check out some of the top 2016, 2017 and 2018 prospects. While we haven’t seen an Ohio senior make a verbal commitment since back on September 9th when Lima Senior’s Xavier Simpson chose Michigan, that doesn’t mean that the senior class hasn’t been busy, as top players from the class have made visits all over the country. Here’s a rundown of the latest recruiting news from around the state….

Maishe Dailey – ’16 Cleveland Beachwood SF: Dailey has been a well known name in Ohio for only a few months, but that hasn’t stopped some of college hoops’ top programs from checking him out lately. Specifically, Dailey spent the weekend at Michigan these past two days, checking out a Wolverines program that has already landed verbal commitments from three Ohioans in the 2016 class. With over twenty mid-major offers, Dailey is now trying to land a coveted high-major offer before making his decision; as one of the top sleeper wings in the Midwest with plenty of untapped talent it wouldn’t be surprising to see Dailey wait until the spring to see which new programs join his recruitment.

Derrick Daniels – ’16 Dayton Thurgood Marshall PF: Daniels’ name hasn’t had as much buzz around it as it once did, but the 6’8 athletic front-court player still earned a valuable mid-major offer on Saturday, as the Miami Redhawks offered the local product. While college coaches still want to see Daniels add strength to play effectively at the next level, Daniels combination of size and athleticism would make him a potential all-league shot-blocker in the MAC or a similar conference, should he sign to that level.

Tommy Schmock – ’17 Cleveland St. Edward PG: Schmock became Ohio’s second 2017 prospect to make a verbal commitment this past week, when the 5’11 point guard from St. Ed’s decided to make an early pledge to in-state NCAA D2 powerhouse Findlay. According to Schmock’s father, Findlay was the offer that his son coveted the most, and the tough floor general was eager to jump on it when Oilers head coach Charlie Ernst extended the scholarship offer to Schmock this past week.

Several college programs have been making rounds in Northeast Ohio in the 2017 class this past week, as schools like Florida, Butler, Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia, Xavier, Clemson and others were seen watching the area’s top players, including Cleveland East Tech guard Markell Johnson, Massillon Jackson forward Kyle Young, Akron Ellet forward AJ Gareri and Warren Harding power forward Derek Culver. Florida made the biggest headlines of all the visiting schools, as the new Gators staff extended scholarship offers to both Johnson and Culver, making a statement that the SEC school is interested in recruiting in Ohio.

For up to the minute updates on visits, offers and to see which programs are evaluating which prospects, follow Triple Double Prospects on Twitter at @Corey_Albertson.

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