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Ohio State recruiting: Jae'Sean Tate commits to Thad Matta

The 6'5 forward will stay in-state to play ball.

Streeter Lecka

Jae'Sean Tate, a top 50 recruit, has committed to play basketball at Ohio State, according to Brian Snow of Scout.

Tate is a 6'5, 200-pound forward out of Pickerington, Ohio. He's set to graduate in 2014. Tate also had offers from Dayton, Michigan, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier.

Luke Zimmermann of SB Nation's Land-Grant Holy Land is pleased with another commitment:

The scouting report on him is that he's great on the glass for someone of his size but isn't as good of a perimeter shooter as ideally you'd like from a short forward at the college level. There's some thinking that he could grow into a power forward yet (he's got an extremely tall father, evidently), but if he continues in the gym working on his outside game, he could yet become an effective weapon for the 2014-15 Buckeyes at the 3.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Tate had his decision narrowed down between Ohio State and Michigan. After Ohio State received a commitment from forward Keita Bates-Diop on Sunday, Tate knew he had to move. He confirmed his decision on Twitter less than 24 hours ago:

Tate's father also played at Ohio State for two seasons. Jermaine moved on to play at Cincinnati and also played professionally overseas for 10 years, according to the Dispatch.

Tate helped his high school, Pickerington Central, win a Division I championship last season.

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