Ohio State remains one of the frontrunners to land Bronny James.
According to a report by Luca Evans of the Los Angeles Times, the top-50 2023 prospect has Ohio State among his top three schools (along with USC and Oregon) and is expected to make a commitment decision following his senior season at Sierra Canyon.
Ohio State is still the only school James has officially visited during his recruitment, as he came to campus for the Buckeye football team's season opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 3.
LeBron and Bronny James enjoying themselves at Ohio Stadium: pic.twitter.com/Y7D5KzPfZS— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) September 3, 2022
A 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard who ranks 34th overall in the 2023 class as a four-star prospect, Bronny James is the son of LeBron James, who played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary in his native Akron, Ohio. LeBron James has publicly stated that he would have played college basketball for the Buckeyes had he not gone straight to the NBA out of high school.
Evans' report cited Ohio State as "(Bronny's) father's favorite" of the three destinations in question.
To clarify: these are his top three schools, according to a source close to Sierra Canyon unauthorized to speak publicly. A dark horse is possible. James still has only been on one official visit (Ohio State).— Luca Evans (@bylucaevans) January 20, 2023
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Ohio State has already signed four 2023 recruits in a class that ranks sixth-best in the country. Three of them are top-50 prospects, with Minnesota guard Taison Chatman (No. 35), Kansas wing Scotty Middleton (No. 39) and Ohio forward Devin Royal (No. 47) all having signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Buckeyes next season. Three-star big man Austin Parks (No. 171) is the fourth member of Ohio State's nationally elite haul.
Following Chatman's commitment on Sept. 20, a source told Eleven Warriors Ohio State's 2023 class was likely complete in terms of high school recruits. But the Buckeyes still appear to be one of James' top options at the next level.