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.
Five-star point guard making unofficial visit this weekend
The No. 6 overall prospect in the 2020 class, R.J. Hampton, will take an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State this weekend according to Rivals.com. Hampton is the No. 1 player in the great state of Texas who has already landed offers from Texas, Kansas, Baylor, LSU, Cal and others.
Hampton picked up an offer from OSU back in October during an unofficial visit, so this will be his second visit in a year’s span to OSU.
The Little Elm, Texas native is ranked as a consensus five-star point guard prospect and top target for Boynton and Co. in the 2020 class. OSU also has offers out to L.J. Cryer, K.J. Pruitt and in-state guard Rondel Walker at the point guard position for 2020.
Five-star center making official visit for homecoming
Another big name of note making a visit later this fall is five-star center David McCormack, a 6-foot-10 center from Oak Hill Academy.
McCormack is a top-50 talent in the 2018 class who has whittled his list down to five major schools: Kansas, OSU, Xavier, NC State and Duke. He’ll visit Stillwater on Oct. 13 for homecoming weekend, where I expect the Pokes to give him the full-court press at the homecoming and hoops event with the hopes of landing his commitment.
McCormack set the visit date just days after the OSU coaching staff made their way to Virginia to see him in person.
With three scholarships set to open next season in Kendall Smith, Mitch Solomon and Jeff Carroll, McCormack could be the second major piece of Boynton’s 2018 masterpiece that already features top-100 shooting guard Antwann Jones.
It’s clear the plan for OSU’s 2018 hoops class is, perhaps in this order: 1. Antwann Jones, 2. David McCormack, 3. Elijah Weaver. A shooting guard, center, and point guard. But if McCormack falls through, what then?
Right now, I think that answer is Oak Ridge power forward Emmitt Williams — teammate of newly-committed sharpshooter Antwann Jones.
I believe McCormack is the priority with his skill set, size and projected impact, but Williams could be a contingency plan if McCormack falls through. The 6-foot-8 power forward named a top 7 recently of Duke, Florida, Kansas, LSU, Miami, Oregon and USC, but I believe the Pokes could find themselves in the mix again if plan A falls out.