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Oklahoma State Trending for Top-50 Center David McCormack



Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton has yet to land a Class of 2018 recruit, but that could be changing soon — and in a big way.

According to the 247Sports crystal ball which collects recruiting predictions from industry experts, 6-foot-9 center David McCormack, a top-50 national recruit, is now projected to be OSU-bound by 25 percent of experts. This week alone, 247Sports Director of Scouting Jerry Meyer, Maryland insider Jeff Ermann, and talent evaluator Dain Ervin have all predicted OSU as the future landing spot for McCormack.

For a program hungry and mostly devoid of big man talent as OSU is, the prospect of adding a recruit of McCormack’s caliber and size is huge. In all but one recruiting service, he’s listed as a 6-foot-10 talent hovering right around the 290-pound range. That’s big enough to bang with the best in the Big 12 — something OSU simply did not have the luxury of doing during the Travis Ford all-guard-no-bigs recruiting years and beyond.

With McCormack’s size and skill, he’d potentially be a plug-and-play down low alongside St. John’s transfer Yankuba Sima. That factor in itself must be enticing, as well as the opportunity to lay a foundation for a new coaching staff looking to make a splash.

McCormack’s talent has garnered major college interest, naturally, and he stakes claim to 24 offers from the likes of Duke, Kansas, Texas, Louisville and others. If he were to pick OSU over the likes of some of college basketball’s bluest of bluebloods, it would be quite a way for Mike Boynton to kick off his first full recruiting class as head coach of the Cowboys.

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