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Basketball recruiting: 4-star wing Donovan Williams commits to Oklahoma State

The Nebraska product should compliment the Cowboys’ current class beautifully.

Donovan Williams
Tipton Edits

Oklahoma State added another talented prospect to its 2020 class with 6-foot-5 shooting-guard Donovan Williams of Lincoln, Nebraska, on Monday.

Depending on which recruiting site you follow, Williams is a three or four star. Regardless of which site you follow, they all agree on this; he can score. His ability to shoot from 3-point range should help recoup the losses of sharpshooters Thomas Dziagwa and Lindy Waters III.

Trying to follow the recruiting process of multiple prospects at once is similar to trying to quench your thirst on a hot summer day at a fire hydrant. The amount of information that comes in from #sources can be overwhelming, as is the number of times these young players change their mind.

Some want to team up with the AAU teammates. Others want to be “the guy.” Some just want to stay close to home. And sometimes, the recruitment of others directly impacts their decision.

This was most likely the case for Williams, who was considered a Kansas State lock Sunday. The JT Thor’s commitment to Auburn is most likely what led Donovan to select OSU.

Recruiting is a crazy business, which I’m sure you’re all aware of. Just Sunday, 100 percent of predictions made by 247Sports and Rivals were for Williams to K-State. Hours before Williams made his announcement official they all flipped to OSU.

Williams told Sports Illustrated that teaming up with Cade Cunningham played a major role in his decision to commit to OSU.

“He’s a great player and he’s a guy I know that I can play with,” Williams said. “He’s very unselfish and very smart with the ball. He’s a point guard that any scorer would want to play with for sure. I think we’ll make a great duo.”

The Cowboys now hold the No. 10 ranked recruiting class for 2020 and should be done for this cycle. Right?