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OSU Hoops Recruiting: Donovan Williams Releases Top Six, Includes OSU

Williams’ process goes on despite all the shutdowns.

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Donovan Williams had to cancel the three official visits he planned, but the recruiting process goes on.

Williams has set a final six of Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas and Villanova. Williams has taken quite a few unoffical visits and had officials scheduled to OSU, UT and K-State. Those officials had to be canceled with this COVID-19 shutdown.

OSU’s inclusion in this top six isn’t much of a surprise. Mike Boynton’s program was the first program Williams scheduled an official to, and OSU has been on him since January after he decommitted from Nebraska in December.

Kansas and Villanova are the two newest suitors for Williams’ services. Those blue-blood programs haven’t offered Williams a scholarship yet as they wait to see how their rosters shake out.

The original plan for Williams was to reschedule the official visits at a later date, but he told PFB that’s up in the air with all the recruiting bans because of virus shutdowns. He might have to commit to a school without an official visit because like with most things right now, recruiting is in an unprecedented position.

Williams is a four-star recruit according to Rivals and a three-star on 247Sports. He is listed as the No. 148 player in the 2020 class on the 247Sports composite ranking, but he is probably underrated as he didn’t get to play his senior summer of AAU ball or half of his senior year at North Star in Lincoln, Nebraska because of an ACL tear.

Upon returning from the knee injury in January, Williams played 14 games with North Star where he averaged 28.3 points and 8.1 rebounds a game, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. On back-to-back nights in February, Williams scored 44 and 50 points.

Landing Lincoln’s lethal scorer would move OSU up from the No. 10 class in the nation to the No. 9 class in the country, moving the 2020 Cowboys ahead of Gonzaga. Both of those numbers are good for the best class in the Big 12.

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