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The Reload: TCU Game Draws Big Visitors; McCormack Picks KU



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 center picks KU

Recruiting can change with the wind, as can the decisions of those intimately involved—and that goes double for five-star center David McCormack.

The Oak Hill Academy standout was a near lock to pick Oklahoma State just weeks ago according to predictions from the 247Sports crystal ball, but over the last week, Bill Self made gigantic headway and landed his commitment on Sunday.

“Coach (Bill) Self is an amazing coach,” McCormack said on the TV broadcast during his commitment. “He’s great as far as player development, relationships, he’s a winning coach, there’s a lot of history behind Kansas. I’m looking forward to making more championships and more memories at Kansas.”

To make matters more punchy, McCormack made the call on TV via a hat ceremony. With hats from NC State, UCLA, Duke on the table, he unbuttoned his shirt and revealed a KU shirt.

Contingency plan engaged

McCormack is officially off the board, and wouldn’t y’know it? OSU has already moved in on another 2018 big man in Yor Anei, who visited Stillwater this weekend for his official visit.

Anei visited the coaching staff, played pick-up ball with the current players, and received an official scholarship offers from the Cowboys. It was a productive trip, apparently.

Anei is a 6-foot-10 center in the 2018 class from Kansas. With OSU offer in hand, he now has his first Power 5 opportunity. He also holds offers from Central Arkansas, Southern Illinois and Denver.

Visitors for TCU

Among the hoops visitors in town for the TCU game — Anei among them, of course — was five-star R.J. Hampton, 2018 four-star point guard Elijah Weaver, 2018 four-star small forward Jalen Wilson, 2019 five-star guard Tyrese Maxey and 2019 three-star guard Chris Harris.

On the football side, 2018 QB pledge Spencer Sanders headlined the bunch, along with four-star Texas A&M LB commit DaShaun White.

2019 DE offer Collin Clay out of of Putnam City, 2018 DE commit Tyler Lacy, and 2018 LB commit Blake Barron all made the trip for the game and were among those in attendance, too.

According to, 2019 five-star Dax Hill, four-star 2019 WR target Demariyon Houston, 2019 Union OL Ricky Stromberg, 2019 DE Hunter Spears, 2018 DB Rylan McQuarters, 2018 DL Derrick Shaw, and 2019 WR Marvin Young Jr. also made visits.


While I don’t think White — arguably the biggest name to visit this weekend — is seriously considering a flip, hosting him on campus for the game is big news, considering his Aggies were playing in his own state and he chose to make the haul to Stillwater. At this point, even with Sumlin on the hottest of seats, I think he stays with the Aggies — but Oklahoma remains second on his list followed by Oklahoma State.

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