New Oklahoma State Basketball Head Coach Mike Boynton has spent more time on the road than in Stillwater since getting the job. Boynton and Assistant Coach Lamont Evans have been hitting the recruiting trail hard checking out prospects in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 recruiting classes.
Just today, OSU reportedly offered a scholarship to one of the top shooting guards in the country, Keldon Johnson.
Oklahoma State & West Virginia are latest programs to offer @BooWilliamsAAU ESPN 60 wing Keldon Johnson.— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) April 30, 2017
Four-star SG Johnson is 6-foot-4, 200-pounds, and is ranked as the second-best shooting guard in his class by 247Sports. ESPN has him as a five-star, ESPN-60 recruit, which explains why he has offers from 19 schools including OSU, West Virginia, Texas, Connecticut, Louisville, Virginia and Indiana, among others.
Check out his highlight video and you’ll understand why teams are so high on this kid.
Boynton reportedly made an offer to class of 2018 point guard Shandon Brown
2018 New Hampton PG Shandon Brown (@1click_) just picked up an offer from Oklahoma State.— Julius Kim (@JKimElevate) April 25, 2017
Brown is a 5-foot-10, 145-pound guard from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Aside from Oklahoma State, Brown has offers from nine other schools including Rutgers, Boston College, Massachusetts and DePaul.
Check out his highlight reel.
Boynton also reportedly made an offer to sharpshooting small forward Cole Swider.
Oklahoma State Offers 6'8 BABC Sharpshooter Cole Swider as well after seeing Swider in VA for EYBL Session 1. pic.twitter.com/RPKpH0ajb4— Coach Shawn D. (@CoachBrown012) April 25, 2017
OSU is the 19th offer for Swider, joining schools like Texas, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Rutgers, Boston College, Creighton and more who are trying to land the shooter’s services.
Earlier this week, Oklahoma State offered four-star, class of 2019 Center Kofi Cockburn.
The 6-foot-11, 248-pounder plays for Christ The King in Middle Village, New York, but is originally from Jamaica. Cockburn moved to the U.S. in 2015. 247Sports has him listed as the fifth best center in his class.
Along with Oklahoma State, Cockburn has offers from 15 more schools including Creighton, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Minnesota, among others.
OSU also reportedly offered shooting guard Josh Green.
6-foot-5 sophomore Wong prospect Josh Green receives yet another offer this week from Oklahoma State University.— Anthony Ray (@ArizonaPreps) April 29, 2017
The 6-foot-6, 180-pound SG from Phoenix, AZ, is actually a native of Sydney, Australia.
He is ranked as a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout and considered a Top-50 recruit for the 2019 class. Green has offers from 14 teams including OSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M, Arizona, USC, Washington and UNLV, just to name a few. Plus, blue bloods like Kentucky and North Carolina are reportedly showing interest.
Boynton also made an offer to 2020 point guard KJ Pruitt earlier this week.
The 6-foot-3, 178-pound PG plays for Little Elm, Texas.
It may seem early to go after a 2020 recruit, but Pruitt is a recruit on the rise and already has offers from five schools including OSU, Texas Tech, TCU, Tulsa, and Ohio State.
Take a look at his highlight reel and you can see why teams are already targeting him.
CRFF will continue to follow Oklahoma State recruiting all year long. Stay with us for the latest offers, visits, and commitments.