After considering scholarship offers from the University of Dayton and the
Ohio State University to transfer from Vanderbilt, Kyle Madsen has reached a
He will be a Buckeye beginning this fall.
The 6-10, 220-pound Madsen announced several weeks ago he would be transferring
from Vanderbilt. He was a freshman this past season, but redshirted and did not
play for the Commodores at all this season.
Madsen became homesick and told Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings he wanted
to transfer somewhere closer to home, and was given a release from his
scholarship to Ohio State, Dayton, Miami and Ohio University.
This afternoon, Bucknuts.com has learned that Madsen selected Ohio State after
Madsen will be enrolling at Ohio State while having to sit out the upcoming
2006-2007 season because of NCAA transfer rules. He will begin his eligibility
with Ohio State in 2007-2008 with three years left to play.
Reportedly, Madsen will play power forward at Ohio State. He’s capable of
playing the four or the five, and has both inside and outside skills.
He had apparently taken an unofficial visit this past weekend to Ohio State and
also checked out the University of Dayton campus.
While a senior at Dublin Coffman High School, Madsen averaged 16.7 points, 8.2
rebounds and 2.1 blocks a game. He was named Second-Team All-Ohio.
Over the past month, Ohio State has now received commitments from three
frontcourt players for the 2007-2008 season, following Kosta Koufos and Dallas Lauderdale.
Out of high school, Madsen had offers from Cincinnati, Clemson and USC among
others. Reportedly, Ohio State head coach Thad Matta showed some interest in
Madsen, but he was never offered by Ohio State and decided to attend Vanderbilt.
With the addition of Madsen, Ohio State would have likely one more scholarship
to give for the class of 2007. That scholarship could go to a wing such as Evan Turner, Alex Tyus or even guard O.J. Mayo.