November 14, 2010

Ross follows through

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The Buckeyes had to wait for a couple of days into the early signing period to get their fourth member of the 2011 recruiting class but patience and a solid recruiting visit paid off. LaQuinton Ross made it public on Sunday that he had indeed honored his commitment to Ohio State and has now signed a letter of intent to join Thad Matta's class.

The 6-foot-8, 195-pounder is rated as a four star small forward by and he is ranked as the No. 53 player overall as well. The former Mississippi native was getting a lot of love from both Ole Miss and Mississippi State and both SEC schools were hoping that a delay in Ross signing would open the door for one of those two schools to swoop in and sway Ross away from Ohio State.

"Not many players come along with Ross' length and skill set," National basketball scout Jerry Meyer of said about Ross in a scouting report. "At 6 feet 8, Ross is a great scorer with his ability to shoot from deep as well as slash to the basket. Capable of getting his shot off at will, Ross also has a great feel for passing. He is improving as a defender and rebounder as he continues to develop physically."

Ross and fellow uncommitted 2011 prospect Amir Williams were on campus this past weekend to take in the Men's Basketball game against North Carolina A&T that the Buckeye easily won 102-61 and then the football game against Penn State in front of a sellout crowd. The Buckeyes are hoping to get the class of 2011 up to five members with a pledge from Williams but the four players at the moment have put the Bucks in a good position to continue their run at the top of the Big Ten and as a year-in and year-out national title contender.

We will follow up on this big basketball recruiting weekend with updates from Ross and with Williams as events unfold.


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