Well, Coach McGuff and his staff continue to work their magic in the realm of recruiting. His staff has picked up another commitment from southwest Ohio, so there may be a “pipeline” in the making. Per The Columbus Dispatch:
Kettering Fairmont forward Makayla Waterman committed today to play basketball at Ohio State in the 2014-15 season. Waterman went to OSU to deliver the news in person to coach Kevin McGuff, who cannot comment on the commitment, per NCAA rules.
She is the co-outstanding player of the Division I state championship tournament and granddaughter of former OSU assistant men’s basketball coach Ben Waterman. The 6-foot-2 forward is the 30th-ranked recruit in the country by the ESPN website HoopGurlz and No. 26 in the Philadelphia-based Blue Star Report.
Excellent. A quality front-liner and a young lady with ‘Buckeye’ in her blood.
She joins Cincinnati Princeton twin sisters, Kelsey and Chelsea Mitchell, and Africentric’s Alexa Hart as early commitments to McGuff’s first recruiting class. Waterman initially planned to take official visits to Ohio State, Purdue and Duke in the fall before announcing her college choice.“I just kept thinking about it more and more,” she said.
Again, once McGuff and his staff target an area to recruit. The results are inevitable:
She said that OSU assistant coaches Patrick Klein and Joy Cheek sent her a list of the top 10 reasons to choose the Buckeyes. “I read them about five times,” Waterman said. “And I was like, ‘I don’t know why I’m waiting. Ohio State is the place I need to be and I want to be.’ I just think that it’s the right fit for me. “With me and the other people that are coming here, I think we can make a dynasty in the McGuff era. I think it’s going to be a really good time.”
David Letterman’s Top 10 lists aren’t this good. Again, kudos to McGuff’s staff in their recruiting efforts and results. And Ms Waterman is thinking ahead to “the McGuff era.” This young lady is easy to like. Makayla, thank you for staying in the Buckeye family.