Matta, who just received national letters of intent from Toledo (Ohio) St. John Jesuit forward Marc Loving and Baltimore (Md.) Mount St. Joseph's guard Kameron Williams, responded by saying he was far from concerned about the recent trend of recruiting misses the program has experienced.
"I think that from the standpoint of what has been accomplished in this program, there's a reason for everything and that's true in recruiting," Matta said. "We are sitting in a situation where for two straight seasons we have only had one senior on this roster. That's hard to do.
"You look at the last six years, I think we're No. 3 in total wins in college basketball, we are trying to get our fourth straight Big Ten championship and get to our fourth straight Sweet 16. We know what we're doing."
Despite the fact that both players OSU welcomes as part of its 2013 class are four-star prospects Scout.com ranks as top 20 players at their respective positions, the focus has been on the Buckeyes failure to land some of the top prospects they've heavily pursued.
Ohio State offered 21 prospects scholarship offers and set up 10 official visits, getting only five to make it to campus. Most of those prospects – many of which are considered high profile recruits – have committed elsewhere or are no longer considering the Buckeyes.
Recent attempts to land prospects such as Noah Vonleh (Indiana), Ishmail Wainright (Baylor), BeeJay Anya (N.C. State), Devin Williams (West Virginia) and Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin) have not ended in Ohio State's favor.
Still, Matta – who once was known for having the magic touch on the recruiting trail – is comfortable with his current roster makeup and his positioning in the 2014 class, one he anticipates will bring in large numbers.
"That's been the hardest part, you're looking and everybody is saying we've got everyone coming back, which is true," said Matta, who has inked only three prospects in his last two recruiting classes. "I think it is having vision for your program, and obviously I couldn't be happier with the two we've got. We got two great basketball players."
Matta didn't dismiss the potential of adding another player to the 2013 class, though garnering a third signature in the early signing period that ends Nov. 21 seems unlikely. For now, the head coach rejoices in landing two talents he considers to have bright futures.
Rated as the No. 16 power forward in the 2013 class, Loving has been committed to Ohio State since August of 2010. A second-team all-state selection as a sophomore, Loving (6-8, 215) most recently had a campaign in which he averaged 22.5 points, 9 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Over his first three seasons, St. John Jesuit has posted a 52-15 record.
"Marc has been committed to us for a long time," Matta said. "He is one of those guys that you like in recruiting because when he committed to us he was 6-6 and now he's about 6-9. I think he is a guy that can play multiple positions us with his skill level and his ability to shoot the basketball with his size. He comes from a great high school program with great high school coaches."
Williams (6-2, 170) is a proficient scorer that led his AAU squad, Nike Baltimore Elite, in scoring with 22.2 points per game while shooting 53 percent from the field and 48 percent from long range. Williams was the Balitmore Catholic League MVP in his junior high school season.
"When I first saw Kam this summer, it was kind of like it was exactly what I was looking for. He is a guard that finds ways to score, he can do it in a variety of different ways. He is a great free throw shooter, he gets to the foul line, he shoots threes, he finishes and he is very athletic for his size."