Former Michigan basketball target Amedeo Della Valle signs with Ohio State
Former Michigan basketball recruiting target Amedeo Della Valle has signed a letter of intent to attend Ohio State.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Ohio State coach Thad Matta confirmed the signing, which was expected since Della Valle visited the OSU campus recently and verbally committed to the Buckeyes.
On April 10, Della Valle wrote on his Twitter account that the Wolverines had stopped recruiting him. That was about the same time the Michigan coaching staff got a verbal commitment from point guard Spike Albrecht and learned that point guard Trey Burke would return for his senior season.
That doesn't mean the Wolverines are done with their 2012 recruiting class, which already includes Albrecht, five-star forward Glenn Robinson III, four-star power forward Mitch McGary and four-star shooting guard Nik Stauskas.
LeVert, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing, was given a release from Ohio U. after coach John Groce left for Illinois. He told the Dayton Daily News that he's also visiting Dayton and Purdue.
Della Valle, a native of Alba, Italy, played high school ball at powerhouse Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. He will begin classes at Ohio State on June 18 and will have four years of eligibility beginning with the 2012-13 season.
He is the only player in Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class and gives the Buckeyes 10 scholarship players. Jared Sullinger entered the NBA draft and Jordan Sibert and J.D. Weatherspoon transferred.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.