Oklahoma State Offers 4-star Center D.J. Burns

[Inside Carolina]
Written by Kyle Boone

Oklahoma State’s most recent recruit out of Rock Hill, South Carolina, turned out pretty well, right? Mike Gundy would probably say so.

Now Mike Boynton is taking a page out of Gundy’s recruiting notebook, as OSU has extended an offer to four-star center D.J. Burns this week out of Mason Rudolph’s home town. The top 125 recruit in the 2019 class is now up to 13 Division I offers with the Cowboys becoming the latest on his list.

Burns also holds offers from Georgia and LSU most notably, but his presumed favorite, North Carolina, has yet to jump on board just yet.

Burns plays on the AAU circuit for the Georgia Stars and is a self-described traditional big man.

“I’m more of a back-to-the-basket post player,” Burns told Scout on the circuit last cycle. “It’s kind of rare to find one now because everyone wants to be on the perimeter shooting threes. I’d rather do something where I could differentiate myself and not be like everyone else. If I need to, I can do other things, but I’d rather have my back to the basket.”

Burns is the nephew of former UNC running back Ronnie McGill, and the son of two South Carolina State graduates — another school on his list that has already extended an offer.

  • StillOriginal

    Cal State Northridge Grad Transfer Kendall Smith plans to visit OKState.

  • David Einstein

    Charlotte area is loaded.

  • Evan Lucie

    YES. Love what he had to say about big dudes playing in the paint. It really is becoming rare, and if you do it right you can dominate the game. We always lack size inside and it’s a huge problem. Watch our game against North Carolina in Hawaii from last season as an example.

  • Tyler

    I’m already 100% focused on football and I thought “offers C” meant offensive line center. Then the article starting talking about basketball and I was like “Okay cool! That means he’s athletic!”

    It’s gonna but a long few months..

    • RyanO

      I thought the same thing… then I saw Boynton’s name and was thrown for a loop.