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.
Four-star forward nearing decision
Four-star small forward Landers Nolley, a Class of 2018 hoops target who recently named OSU among his top five schools, is targeting a final decision for October according to Rivals.com.
Before Nolley makes his decision, though, he’ll be making the rounds with his official visits which include OSU, Georgia, Illinois, UConn and Virginia Tech.
He’ll visit OSU for homecoming.
“They talk about most of the same things and coming in and making an impact as a freshman,” Nolley said of OSU. “I talk to them almost every day.”
Nolley is a four-star, top-100 prospect from Fairburn, Georgia, who as of now has just four official visits set after UConn fell off his map — with the Pokes currently the final visit scheduled on his list.
Power forward target names final 8
Three-star power forward Reggie Chaney of Findlay Prep in Frisco, Texas, dropped a list of his final 8 schools this week.
His cut included OSU, Wichita State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Memphis and VCU. He trimmed DePaul, Texas Tech and Utah State from his list of consideration.
As of now, Chaney has four official visits set up this fall: Texas A&M, Wichita State, Arkansas and TCU, leaving one final school vying for his fifth and final official visit. Oklahoma State, which entered his recruitment in May shortly after Underwood’s departure and early in Boynton’s tenure, figures to be a factor in vying for that final spot.
OSU recruiting dad to get to son
Oklahoma State is coming hard for 2019 running back prospect Isaiah Spiller, a four-star prospect from Klein Collins, and they’re getting creative in recruiting him: by recruiting his father.
— Fred Spiller (@fred_spiller) September 12, 2017
Isaiah’s a prospect with double digit offers and a national name, and he’s got good genes to boot: his father, Fred, played tight end for Texas A&M.
Spiller and his father visited OSU earlier this summer and he came away impressed with what OSU had to offer.
“Today was eye-opening, the facility was very nice,” Spiller said of his summer trip to Stilly. “I love their stadium. I love their culture. I just love everything about OSU.”
"The Genesis" My humble beginnings!!
— Isaiah Spiller (@isaiah_spiller) June 20, 2017
LB commit Blake Barron shines in loss
OSU’s 2018 inside linebacker commitment Blake Barron wasn’t a part of our recruiting roundup earlier this week, but it seems he should’ve been. Barron shined in a 48-41 shootout and, despite his team’s loss, he was all over the field for Rockwall.
Barron finished with 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.
— Nick Krueger (@RivalsKroogCity) September 12, 2017
OSU visits Overland Park big man
Oklahoma State’s staff paid a visit on Tuesday to 6-foot-9 Overland Park power forward Yor Anei, an unranked, under-the-radar prospect currently with offers from UAB, Central Arkansas and Denver.
Anei is a Lee’s Summit, Missouri hoops standout and Class of 2018 recruit.
OSU has offers out to 2018 prospects at Anei’s position currently, namely to Reggie Chaney, as well as big man David McCormack and Moses Brown, but if those plans fall through, Anei could be a contingency plan for Boynton and his staff if he remains under the radar.