Sibert Pops To Big Ten School

Jordan Sibert has opted to stay close to home. The talented guard committed to a Big Ten school while on an unofficial visit.

While most schools are still working to fill out their 2009 recruiting classes, Ohio State just got a step closer to finishing up their 2010 group.

During an unofficial visit to Columbus (Ohio), for the Buckeyes football game against Troy, Jordan Sibert, of Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton, gave OSU head coach Thad Matta a verbal commitment.

"What it came down to was that it was the best fit for me," Sibert said. "I just felt comfortable up there. During the game I asked coach Matta if I could talk to him and it just went on from there."

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound guard had scholarship offers from a number of high major programs, including Xavier, West Virginia, Miami, Cincinnati and Louisville, but ultimately he was impressed with Thad Matta's vision.

"The first time I talked to Coach Matta, it seemed like he really knows what his goal is and he's going to get the best and he's going to work hard," Sibert said.

Sibert, who is ranked No. 40 overall in the 2010 class, said his AAU teammate Jared Sullinger also played a major role in his decision to play for the Buckeyes.

"It all really started with Jared [Sullinger] he was really a big part of it," the 10th ranked shooting guard said. "DeShaun [Thomas] and Cameron [Wright] were also a huge part. Jared really did it. I call him my big brother and he had a lot on input on it and I talked to him a lot about it."

Sibert is the fourth member of the 2009 class to commit to Ohio State. He joins a pair of top 10 prospects in Sullinger and Thomas, as well as Cameron Wright, who is ranked as a three-star prospect.

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