Aaron Thompson, a point guard from Fairfax, Va., went back into the recruiting pool when he was released from his letter of intent to attend Pittsburgh last week.
Could he end up in the Buckeye State?
Jon Rothstein of Fanrag Sports reported Tuesday the three-star prospect has received interest from Ohio State and Dayton along with Georgetown, VCU and Butler.
Former Pitt commit Aaron Thompson will visit VCU and Butler, per a source. Has received interest from Ohio State, Georgetown, and Dayton.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 25, 2017
Ohio State is also in pursuit of former Panther Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-8 guard who will graduate from Pittsburgh and find a new school at the conclusion of spring semester.
Both Thompson, a 2017 recruit, and Johnson, a grad transfer with two years of eligibility remaining, could help Thad Matta’s beleaguered Buckeye program this fall.
Matta has some heavy duty competition for Johnson, though, as his reported final six (via ESPN) also includes Kentucky, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona and TCU (where former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon is now).
Pitt grad transfer Cam Johnson told ESPN his top six are: Kentucky, Oregon, Ohio St, UCLA, Arizona and TCU. Averaged 12 ppg this past season— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 21, 2017
Cameron Johnson is eligible immediately and has two years left. Averaged 12 points per game last season. Will visit Kentucky Wednesday.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 25, 2017
New Dayton coach Anthony Grant is also in need of some immediate help at point guard after the graduation of Scoochie Smith, transfer of John Crosby and loss of recruit McKinley Wright (who is reportedly still considering UD).
UD hosted graduate transfer Mark Alstork, who led Wright State in scoring last season, on a visit Monday night.
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