Posted On: 11/27/18 3:00 PM

photo: Bucknuts

Today, we’re kicking off a new tradition. For the first time, we are releasing a Watch List of 25 freshmen ahead of the start of their career. This is either a really good idea that will shine a deserved light on promising young prospects for years to come. Or, it’s the beginning of the end and I’ll be scouting seventh graders at Timberstone Junior High in Sylvania in no time. Stay tuned. 

Anyways, in all seriousness, this is the right year to inaugurate this tradition. Members of Ohio’s 2022 class have received national acclaim — Chris Livingston at Buchtel and Paul McMillan at Hughes come to mind. Others — Josiah Harris, Sonny Johnson Jr., Dior Conners — hoist Division I offers from this summer. 

This class is rich in talent and it’s obvious. Why not give you guys a list of 25 players who, even if we don’t have a full evaluation yet, we know are good ball players? 

Now, keep in mind, we are not saying these are the 25 best freshmen in Ohio. We’d argue that accumulating that list right now would be impossible. What we do have, however, is 25 excellent players who we’re excited to watch develop — go check out who they are!