If Thad Matta strikes out on every available prospect for the rest of the 2015 recruiting cycle, he will still have one of the nation’s best classes.
Ohio State currently boasts the No. 3 class in America, per 247Sports, thanks to the commitments of shooting guard Austin Grandstaff, center Daniel Giddens, small forward Mickey Mitchell and point guard A.J. Harris. All four players are 4-star prospects, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
What’s more, Matta has added depth to every single position on the floor except power forward thus far in his 2015 group.
That doesn’t mean Ohio State is done yet. If the Buckeyes can land any of the three following targets, they have a legitimate chance at securing the No. 1-ranked class in the country come signing day.
Carlton Bragg, who is a local kid from Cleveland, would immediately fill that power forward need for this class. He would also add some more Buckeye State flavor to a group that features three out-of-state prospects.
Bragg is a 5-star game-changer who checks in at 6’8” and 205 pounds. There are some serious heavyweights that have pursued Bragg this offseason, including Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Arizona. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports highlighted why some of the best programs in the country are after the power forward:
Bragg is a double-double machine who brings elite-level athleticism to the table down low. His offensive arsenal includes a…