Garfield Heights High School junior guard Meechie Johnson still has two years left of high school basketball but he wasted no time of making his next move known.

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound combo guard from Cleveland picked Ohio State before other Big Ten powerhouses like Indiana, Michigan State and Wisconsin could get to him.

“I am staying home and it is a great feeling,” Johnson told 247Sports. “Coach Ryan Pedon and Coach (Chris) Holtmann and the entire staff are great people, and they made me feel at home every time I went to Ohio State. I just knew it was the right place for me.

Johnson, who is rehabing a knee injury that cost him this summer, added that he was please the Buckeyes were willing to stick by him regardless of the time table to return to 100%.

This 2021 class that Holtmann has started to build should be very exciting once they get on campus in two years.



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