** Chat room (male) … There’s a lot of speculation about 2023 candidate Chris Holtmann wanting to wrap up his recruiting class. As they say, actions speak louder than words.
The Buckeyes welcome guard Taison Chatman to Minnesota for an official visit this weekend. California goalkeeper Bronny James, the son of LeBron James, receives a ticket to attend the Notre Dame football game unofficially. Another prospect, Afrocentric Columbus guard Dailyn Swain, will announce his college pick on Friday. He had been scheduled for a visit to OSU this weekend, although that may not be off.
“It looks like Chatman is the guy this staff really wants,” noted a hoop recruiting guru. “Chatman hasn’t talked much about his top schools. He visited Kansas and Xavier in June. I know Minnesota and Virginia were also involved.
The 6-foot-4 Chatman brings a well-balanced game. We could count on him to the point if necessary, said our guy.
“Chatman isn’t a flashy guy, but he plays smart and he’s very productive,” our guy said. “He can play with or without the ball. He can score on all three levels and can also create others. He shot 44% from three on the adidas tour, which I think caught a lot of people’s attention.
“He’s a great pull-up shooter, he’s got good balance in the lane, shrewd lay-up ability and sneaky rebound given a chance to get up. I think he’s starting to come into his own and would be one more complementary piece in this class along with Devin Royal and Scotty Middleton as well as George Washington III and Austin Parks He could come in and play a role next year as a freshman.
Roll out the red carpet. Chatman will be hosted by these four OSU verbals for his tour weekend beginning Friday.
Also in today’s house…
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