Chris Holtmann and Ohio State basketball lured a top 10 class in the 2022 rankings to Columbus, a huge move for the immediate future of the program.

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The Buckeyes have been on the doorstep of greatness a few times in the past few years, but are instead viewed as the team that got ousted in the first round by Oral Roberts as a No. 2 seed.

The future is here for Holtmann, though. The 6th-year Ohio State coach told media Monday that 4 freshmen will play this season: Roddy Gayle Jr, Bruce Thornton, Felix Okpara and Brice Sensabaugh were all named as candidates for minutes come November.

Can the Buckeyes crack the Sweet 16 in 2022 for the first time under Holtmann?