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The Reload: Boynton Visits Former Louisville Commit Courtney Ramey



The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap catching you up to speed with the latest Oklahoma State recruiting news, with an ear to the ground for what to expect.

Boynton visits pair of top-flight guards

Mike Boynton paid visits to two top-60 point guards this week, the first of which was four-star prospect and former Louisville pledge Courtney Ramey.

Ramey has long held an OSU offer and recently backed off his pledge to UL following the scandal that has earned Rick Pitino an administrative leave and soon-to-be firing. Ramey is still considering the Cardinals despite everything that’s transpired, and OSU is among those who have picked up their recruitment of him which also includes Marquette, Missouri, Ohio State and Purdue, according to the Courier-Journal.

I think chasing Ramey might be a lost cause all things considered, and if I were Boynton I’d stay away from anything even remotely associated with Louisville and Adidas (Ramey plays on the Adidas circuit). I don’t see a scenario in which OSU’s efforts prove fruitful here.

The second of the major visits Boynton made this week was 2020 prospect LJ Cryer, a Katy, Texas standout whom OSU offered in December under the Underwood administration.

Cryer is a highly regarded sophomore with offers from TCU, Baylor, Houston and OSU in hand — and likely more coming. At 6-foot, he’s a bonafide bucket-getter who reminds me of Stevie Clark … minus the baggage.

Defensive tackle pieces dropping

Defensive tackle Bobby Brown announced on Thursday that he has removed OSU from consideration, after having named them in his top group last month following an unofficial visit to Stillwater.

Brown is a blue-chip prospect long considered a longshot, so this news isn’t particularly surprising. But where does OSU turn from here? It could be to in-state target Israel Antwine, a familiar name who has been hot-and-cold in terms of his OSU flirtations.

Antwine is making his second (and maybe final) college commitment on Sunday, and it appears he’s once again leaning in favor of the Pokes .. for now.

Landing the Millwood High School standout would be a big boost to OSU’s class, which lacks depth along the defensive line save for one defensive end commit in Tyler Lacy. A commitment from Antwine could also significantly boost OSU’s chances with 2019 WR and teammate Demariyon Houston, a four-star prospect whom OSU offered earlier this year.

2018 JUCO DE offered

The trees are shaking as OSU reaches the stretch run for 2018, which means Joe Bob Clements has been putting in work to finish strong. Antwine would be a major boon, as would newly-offered junior college defensive end Cassius Peat out of Scottsdale C.C.

Peat is formerly of Michigan State but faced academic struggles and took the route as a junior college player. A 2018 prospect, he’s got offers from OU, USC, Texas A&M, Houston and LSU as a pass-rusher. He’s expected to be a December graduate, and has 2 years of eligibility remaining.

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