Weatherspoon Will Play At Home

J.D Weatherspoon has been contemplating a decision for quite some time. On Tuesday he made up and his mind and committed to a Big Ten program.

Thad Matta has spent a considerable amount of time watching and recruiting players from All-Ohio Red over the past few years.

First he scored a commitment from one of the nation's top big men in Jared Sullinger. Then he snagged a Jordan Sibert and lead guard Aaron Craft. And now he's picked up J.D. Weatherspoon.

Weatherspoon, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound power forward out of Columbus (Ohio) Northland, gave Matta and his staff at Ohio State the word just before noon on Tuesday.

"He committed today," Weatherspoon's AAU coach Benji Burke said. "He had a talk with Thad and he talked with him for a while and he told him what he expected and what he needs to do and he committed to him today.

Weatherspoon, who was initially a Xavier commit, took a strong look at Xavier again, plus had interest from Auburn, Maryland, Purdue, Miami-Ohio and West Virginia.

"He's going to be closer to home," Burke said. "Being close to his family is a big thing. His dad can't travel as much and they wanted to be able to see him play."

Weaterspoon, a three-star prospect, is the sixth Ohio State commitment. He joins Sullinger, Sibert, Craft, DeShaun Thomas and Lenzelle Smith.


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