LeBron and Bronny James

Saturday night’s marquee matchup featuring Notre Dame taking on Ohio State in Columbus brought out several notable athletes, including former NFL running back Jerome Bettis, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Chicago Bears signal caller Justin Fields.

However, no one drew more attention than home state legend LeBron James and his 17-year-old son, Bronny.

With this upcoming season at Sierra Canyon being Bronny’s final in high school, nearly every college across the country is vying for the opportunity to have him on their team.

Before the start of the game, while Bronny was on the field with his dad and his agent Rich Paul, Buckeyes fans made sure to give their pitch to the young basketball phenom.

It’s always been a well-known secret that if LeBron ever went back in time and attended college, Ohio State would have been the most likely destination.

Saturday’s visit to Columbus marked the first official visit for Bronny as a blue chip recruit.

Coming in at 6-foot-3 and ranked 35th in ESPN’s Class of 2023 recruiting rankings, James currently has interest from several schools including Memphis, Michigan, UCLA and USC.

While he’s far from being the best player in his class and lacks the measurables’ that scouts drool over, having the appeal that comes with sharing the name of one of the greatest basketball players in history will continue to draw massive interest.


About Jasper Jones

A native east coaster via Connecticut, Jasper is a writer for The Comeback and Audacy Sports. He decided to head south for college, attending the University of Kentucky and graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism. Prior to joining The Comeback, Jones spent a year writing for FanSided's college football blog, Saturday Blitz, covering news surrounding the sport and recruiting. He spent the same amount of time doing some freelance work for the tabloid/sports outlet BlackSportsOnline. In his free time, Jones loves to cheer on his Kentucky Wildcats, collect sneakers, read a good book, and get in some gains at the gym. You can follow him on Twitter @jonesj2342.