Ohio State lands former Butler pledge Kyle Young

Chris Holtmann added a familiar name to his 2017 recruiting class, picking up former Butler pledge Kyle Young.

It didn't take Chris Holtmann long to strike as the head coach at Ohio State.

On Monday, 2017 recruit Kyle Young announced that rather than attending Butler, where he originally committed to Holtmann, he would be headed to Buckeye land. 


Ohio State later announced that Young had indeed signed.

“We are very excited to add Kyle to the 2017 class,” Holtmann said in a release. “His versatility, motor and work ethic make him a great addition to our program. We really look forward to getting him to campus to join his teammates.”

Young, a 6-foot-7 recruit out of Massillon (Ohio) Jackson, is regarded as the No. 14 power forward and the No. 89 overall prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. Young averaged 18 points and 6.5 rebounds a game as a senior. 

"Kyle is a versatile power forward who can play inside and out," Scout analyst Brian Snow said. "With a solid touch out to three point range and good athleticism, Young has a chance to be a multi-year starter for the Buckeyes."

With the addition of Young, the Buckeyes recruiting class now sits at three. Young joins point guard Braxton Beverly and center prospect Kaleb Wesson to make up their class. 

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