Ohio State lands highly recruited New York setter, two outside attackers

Two all-state high school seniors and a league most valuable player highlights Ohio State’s latest recruiting class.

Ohio State announced Monday that it signed Christy Blough, Gabriel Domecus and Miles Johnson to letters of national intent to join the Buckeyes beginning in the 2014 season.

“We are very excited to add these fine young men to the Buckeye family,” Ohio State coach Pete Hanson said in a statement. “They are magnificent players and will be excellent additions to our program.”


Blough, 6-foot-6-inch setter from Ontario, N.Y., was the team captain for the U.S. Youth National Team that won the bronze medal at the NORCECA championships this summer to qualify for 2013 Youth World Championship. In addition, he was named the New York State MVP earlier this month after helping lead his high school to its third straight state championship.

Johnson, from Carlsbad, Calif., was named to the First-Team All-California Interscholastic Federation last season. He also guided his club team to the Boys Classic Tournament championship in 2011.

Domecus, a 6-foot-4-inch outside attacker from Vallejo, Calif., was selected as the Bay Shore Athletic League MVP as a junior last season. His high school team also has finished the last two years a combined 66-9.

Ohio State last season won a conference-record six consecutive MIVA regular season championships and lost in the MIVA Tournament championship match.