Kyle Young Flips Commitment from Butler to Ohio State

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Kyle Young, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Jackson (OH) High School, flipped his commitment from Butler to Ohio State on Monday.

Young’s commitment comes a few weeks after Ohio State’s hiring of former Butler head coach Chris Holtmann to fill the same role.

“I would first like to thank Butler University for their interest in me through this entire recruiting process,” said Young in a statement released on Twitter. “They have been very kind and understanding of my circumstances and I will always appreciate their class and dignity. Although this was a very difficult decision, I have asked for and received my release from Butler.”

Young’s release leaves Butler with a four-man recruiting class of Jerald ButlerChristian David, Aaron Thompson, and Cooper Neese. He will join Kaleb Wesson and Braxton Beverly as the third commit in Ohio State’s 2017 class.

“This has been a very difficult and emotional couple of years that have been filled with tragedy in my family,” Young continued. “Through these difficult times, I grew very close with Coach [Chris] Holtmann and Coach [Ryan] Pedon. My bond with them and the rest of the current Ohio State staff is one that goes far beyond the basketball court, and my family feels the same way.”

Young is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 77 overall player in the Class of 2017 and the No. 2 player from the state of Ohio. He took an official visit to Ohio State last year (Sept. 9).

“I could not be more excited to announce that I am staying home to play for Coach Holtmann and the Ohio State Buckeyes next season,” said Young. “His vision for Ohio State Basketball is exciting, and I want to be a part of building something special in my home state.”


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