Kyle Madsen Commits to Ohio State

Kyle Madsen

Dublin (Oh.) Coffman product Kyle Madsen is coming home. After deciding to transfer from Vanderbilt, Madsen has elected to accept a scholarship offer from Ohio State. He will begin his time at OSU in the fall. Read on for more.

After considering scholarship offers from the University of Dayton and the Ohio State University to transfer from Vanderbilt, Kyle Madsen has reached a decision.

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 careful consideration.

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.

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