The Reload: 2018 Hoops Target Planning Visit for Homecoming

Written by Kyle Boone

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 in the future.


New big man target sets official visit

2018 big man Duncan Demuth, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Florida, has set an official visit to Oklahoma State for homecoming this weekend.

Demuth was offered by the OSU staff earlier this week and has been trending in favor of the Pokes (over Florida State, Iowa State and others) since.

It’s clear that OSU is targeting two bigs in the Class of 2018 with both Yor Anei and Demuth. And if I’m making predictions, I think both wind up Cowboys. At this rate, Demuth comes off the board first—perhaps this weekend.

He’s officially on commitment watch.

2018 big man makes mid-week official visit

Typically recruits save their valuable official visits for big football games (like uh, Baylor and homecoming), but that wasn’t the case this week for 2018 power forward Reggie Chaney. He made a mid-week official visit, it appears.

Chaney is a 6-foot-7, slightly undersized power forward from Findlay Prep who has long been on OSU’s radar. However, it appears the Frisco, Texas native is trending in favor of Arkansas — and this visit could have been little more than a formality for both parties.

OSU offers 2019 DE Rian Davis

The Pokes offered a pair of defensive end prospects this week, first to 2019 prospect Rian Davis of Clear Lake High School.

Davis is a three-star rising recruit with offers from Arky, Houston, Indiana and SMU — all the usual suspects who typically scout early — so OSU is getting in on the party early before Davis likely blows up nationally.

Davis is the fifth 2019 DE offer of the class to go with in-state prospect Collin Clay, Nana Osafo-Mensah, Israel Isuman-Hundley, and Marcus Hicks.

OSU offers 2018 OLB

OSU is looking to add to its stable of outside linebackers in the Class of 2018 with a new offer out the door to Westlake’s Braden Cassity, a three-star ranked as the 208th overall player in Texas.

Cassity is an under-the-radar recruit and typical OSU late-cycle target. Similar to Thabo Mwaniki last cycle, Cassity has a handful of smaller offers — from Army, Marshall, Navy, New Mexico and Ohio — and OSU is now the big dog among his list.

At 6-2 and 240 pounds, Cassity has good size and could project as either an outside linebacker or even a defensive end in college.

  • Tbeezy

    So has Boynton changed his recruiting strategy? Looks like there’s absolutely no hope in getting one of those 5* bball kids as I imagine Evans was a big factor in their recruiting.

    I’m prepared for some dark basketball years ahead.