Chris Holtmann’s second recruiting class is complete.
E.J. Liddell, a four-star forward out of Illinois, announced his commitment to Ohio State on Monday evening, rounding out a three-player class that includes five-star point guard DJ Carton and four-star small forward Alonzo Gaffney.
EJ Liddell’s announcement via video #earltimeupdate https://t.co/R3BM2fd7C0
— Earl Austin Jr. (@earlaustinjr) October 1, 2018
Liddell was a former Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois and chose the Buckeyes over Missouri and Illinois. Liddell is ranked as the No. 48 overall player in the country and the top player in Illinois according to 247sports. All three of Ohio State’s commitments are ranked in the top-50 in the country.
THE NEXT CHAPTER…. pic.twitter.com/JH6D15zckI
— E.J. Liddell (@EasyE2432) October 1, 2018
At 6-foot-7, 220 pounds, Liddell can play power forward or even center at the next level. He has tremendous length and has proven to be a weapon on the glass as both a rebounder and a shot blocker.