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OSU Loses Four-Star Recruit Following Arrest, Firing of Lamont Evans



Days after associate head coach Lamont Evans was charged in a bribery and corruption scheme by the FBI, the school announced it terminated its relationship with Evans for cause. But that made no difference in the eyes of OSU’s lone Class of 2018 commitment Antwann Jones, who opened up his recruitment in the wake of the FBI investigation and events this week.

“Due to the recent events that have taken place, my family and I have decided it’s in my best interest to de-commit from Oklahoma State University,” he said on Twitter. “This decision wasn’t an easy decision to make but it’s for the best. I appreciate all the love and support from Oklahoma State fans.”

Jones, a four-star prospect out of Tampa, Fla., committed to Oklahoma State just two weeks ago over other offers from LSU, Mississippi State, Georgia, South Carolina and others. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is rated by 247Sports as the No. 71 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 13 player at the shooting guard position.

The de-commitment of Jones now leaves OSU with zero commitments in the 2018 class, and with the cloud hanging over the program stemming from the FBI investigation and uncertainty regarding the implications as it relates to the NCAA, that number might remain a goose egg until OSU is in the clear—and there’s no real timetable for when, or if, that might come.

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