Buckeyes get going in 2015

It didn't take long for A.J. Harris to end his recruitment after receiving an offer.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have always tried to make the state of Ohio a focus on the recruiting trail, and the latest example of that is A.J. Harris. The class of 2015 point guard received an offer from Ohio State, and decided to end his recruitment quickly.

At around 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, Harris is not one of the bigger players in the country, but he is someone who does a lot of things on the basketball court. Harris is a pitbull on the defensive end, has a good feel for how to run a team, and has explosive athleticism.

Coming into the day Harris had offers from Dayton, Illinois State, and Xavier, but once on campus the Buckeyes offered.

"I walked in and Coach (Thad) Matta told me he was offering, but he wanted me to take it right away," said Harris. "At first I thought about it, but then when I was walking out Coach Matta told me how he was going to use me and who they planned to bring around me, and I told him not to worry about it and that I was going to be a Buckeye."

Harris continued, "I was just speechless. It was a great feeling. Committing to Ohio State is like a dream come true."

For Harris who attends Dayton (OH) Dunbar, the lure of being close to home for college was big.

"It is great," said Harris. "I have my fans and family in Dayton an hour away and they can see me play."

Now Harris, a three-star point guard, turns into the role of lead recruiter. He is a long time AAU teammate of Luke Kennard and also he ran all summer with super 2016 wing V.J. King.

"I know they wanted Luke to come up today but he couldn't," said Harris. "I don't know what they are going to do, but I am definitely going to be talking to those guys."

This is the first commitment for Ohio State in the class of 2015.

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