A few days after landing Pickerington Central’s commitment Devin RoyalThe Buckeyes found themselves on Friday with another talented Columbus player in the 2023 class — a four-star small forward. Daylin Swain.
Swain lists the bookies along with Xavier. Arizona State, Clemson and Arkansas. While Ohio State While he may seem like the favorite from the outside, it seems more likely that the Buckeyes will land a commitment from a player very similar to Swain before Swain makes a final decision. Scotty Middleton — the No. 34 player in the country — will announce his college decision tomorrow, and there are more than a few whispers that the Buckeyes are his choice. If that’s the case, Ohio State might not be the best for Swain, the nation’s No. 75 player.
Swain took an unofficial visit to Ohio State on June 24, 2021 and received a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes on the same day. Similarly, how you look at Ohio State’s Bryce Senbaugh and how you look at star EJ Liddell; Swain said bookies like his versatility. and the ability to defend multiple areas;
“They showed me that they can beat any team in the country; they beat Duke, who was No. 1 at the time. They showed how they can stay together and they’re very good with game plans. Their players are coaches and when they follow the game plan from the coaches, they can play with anybody. I can play anywhere on the floor and play one to four. They feel I can guard. The coaches really like my versatility.
Swain will play alongside a current Ohio State commitment George Washington III and Royal on All-Ohio Red, an AAU team in the EYBL circuit. The Royals, who committed on Wednesday, said they will definitely talk to Swain and try to get him to join the 2023 class. According to 247Sports, Swain is currently the No. 75 player in the nation, the No. 15 small forward and the No. 3 player in the state of Ohio. He stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 175 pounds.
Swain’s recruitment was much quieter and closer to the vest than Royal’s. Ohio State is seen as a slight favorite because of Swain’s ties to the program and the Class of 2023, but if there isn’t a spot for him or if he goes elsewhere, it’s hard to say where he’ll end up. Xavier and Arizona State are two programs that have been involved with Swains as far as the Buckeyes.
Ohio State’s Class of 2023 is currently ranked at No. 5 in the nation Along with three four-star recruits according to 247Sports.