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Musa Jallow commits to Ohio State, reclassifies into 2017


The Big Ten has been on a roll of late and on Friday evening, Ohio State jumped into the mix with the commitment of top-100 wing Musa Jallow. A culture setting commitment for first year head coach Chris Holtmann, Jallow will also reclassify into the 2017 class and suit up for the Buckeyes this winter.

While his shot making from outside of 15-feet remains a work in progress, one thing that Jallow should be able to do next year is defend and produce through his sheer effort.

A 6-foot-5 small forward that can create for others whenever the chance is allotted, Jallow is a smooth athlete that doesn’t mind contact. Capable of guarding more than one position on the floor, Jallow's greatest value is his defensive versatility. Capable of sitting down and guarding a top scoring wing, he also has the length and strength to guard smaller power forwards in college.

Sporting a college-ready body, Jallow's mental makeup will enable for him to contribute a year earlier due to his reclassification. He becomes the third commitment for the Buckeyes in the 2017 class but its first perimeter addition. The four-star wing joins one-time Butler commit Kyle Young and local product Kaleb Wesson in Columbus this fall.

The Buckeyes will remain heavy in the hunt for practically every spot on the floor this summer as they recently made the cut lists for top available 2018 in-state recruits Dwayne Cohill and Jerome Hunter.