COLUMBUS: Ohio State coach Thad Matta has signed four recruits in what some publications are calling one of the top classes in the country.
Jae'Sean Tate, a 6-foot-4 forward from Pinkerington Central High School and David Bell, a 6-10 center from Garfield Heights join the Buckeyes from Ohio.
D'Angelo Russell, a 6-5 guard from Louisville, Ky., and Keita Bates-Diop (Kay-tah Bates Dee-opp), a 6-7 forward from Normal, Ill., make up the rest of the class.
Tate is the son of former Ohio State and Cincinnati center Jermaine Tate.
The Buckeyes lose point guard Aaron Craft and shooting guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. after this season to graduation. The Ohio State roster currently has five scholarship juniors, a sophomore and two freshmen.