Ohio State Hosting Four-Star Shooting Guard Dorian Jones On Official Visit This Weekend 

By May 11, 2024 (2:26 pm)Basketball

Ohio State and Jake Diebler continue to be active on the recruiting trail this offseason, as the program is hosting Cleveland Richmond Heights four-star shooting guard Dorian Jones (6-4, 160) for an official visit this weekend. The visit reportedly began on Thursday and will run through Saturday. 

Jones is one of the more heralded prospects in Ohio for the 2025 class, coming in as the second-best player in the Buckeye State, along with the 53rd-best player in the nation and eighth-best shooting guard. He has turned in a sensational first three high school seasons for Richmond Heights, helping lead the Spartans to three consecutive OHSAA Division IV state championships, a feat that could propel the program to move up to more competitive divisions for Jones’ senior season. 

Jones was a key contributor on this year’s championship-winning team, scoring 14 points and four rebounds per game, but his best season so far may have come in 2022-23, where he was named Division IV Player of the Year after averaging 20.1 points per game.

Jones’ visit adds to a budding relationship between he and the Buckeyes. He was offered by then-Chris Holtmann-led Ohio State in June 2022 and visited Columbus last September. While this will be his second overall visit to Ohio State and first official visit, he is also being heavily recruited by other notable Power Five programs this offseason, having already taken visits to Rutgers and Missouri in April and ben offered by schools such as Arizona State, Cincinnati, Dayton, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Syracuse and Texas A&M. 

Jones is also planning on visiting Michigan on June 4, according to On3’s Joe Tipton. 

While Jones’ recruitment is still likely far from over, his visit to Columbus is a positive sign for a Buckeyes program that has yet to sign a prospect in the 2025 class. Ohio State is also heavily involved in the recruitment Huntington (Wva.) five-star shooting guard Darryn Peterson (6-5, 195), who indicated this week that the Buckeyes are still in the running to land him, while they are also interested in Jones’ teammate and five-star small forward T.J. Crumble (6-7, 180), who was ruled ineligible by OSHAA in February due to transfer rules and was not able to play for the Spartans for their championship run.

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