With Oklahoma State’s season over, recruiting efforts are in full force, both to fill the final two 2019 scholarships and to work on future classes of Cowboys.
Coach Mike Boynton visits 2020 Prospect
Mike Boynton was reportedly on the road Wednesday night. According to Kevin McPherson of Hogville.net, Boynton was checking in on both 2020 OSU commit Davonte Davis as well as 2020 power forward/center Jaylin Williams.
Williams is an unranked, 6-foot-9 prospect from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Along with an offer from OSU, he has offers from Arkansas and TCU.
There’s not a lot available about Williams, other than a nice sophomore season where he averaged 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game on a team that finished as Class 7A’s state runner-up.
Boynton has shown an ability to develop centers, both the improvement we saw from Mitchell Solomon and then Yor Anei this season. So if Boynton thinks he’s good, then in Boynton we trust.
Former OSU targets back on the market
With OSU still working on their 2019 class, and with two scholarships available, it’s worth keeping an eye on recruits the Cowboys previously targeted, who have reopened their recruitment.
We’ve already talked about point guard Joshua Pierre-Louis, who decommitted from UNLV after they fired their head coach. Of course we all know about Chris Harris Jr., who OSU has since offered and is planning an official visit this weekend.
Now, there’s 4-star point guard Sahvir Wheeler, who received his release from Texas A&M after the Aggies’ coaching change.
Despite being a four-star, Wheeler only had one offer, from A&M. Though other schools, including OSU, Baylor and Houston have shown interest. Likely, Wheeler always wanted to go to A&M, thus other schools didn’t spend too much time on him.
According to Jeff Borzello, Wheeler is now one of the best available point guards on the market. Throw in the way Brian Snow of 247 describes him, you can understand why a lot of schools are going to come calling quickly now.
Though he only stands 5-foot-9, Wheeler is one of the more dynamic players in the country with the ball in his hands. He is best known as a scorer, but he also is capable of getting into the lane and making plays off the dribble with his quickness.
There’s no word on whether or not OSU has re-engaged with Wheeler, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea for them to.
OSU misses out on JUCO prospect
JUCO shooting guard Sean McNeil is jumping to the division-one ranks after spending time at Sinclair Community College. Unfortunately for OSU, they did not make the cut.
McNeil announced his final six schools, including Texas Tech, Oregon, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Western Kentucky, and Dayton.
Thank you to all the schools and coaching staff’s that took the time to recruit me. It’s been a long process, but I am excited to move forward with these final 6 pic.twitter.com/cHw51xZHHy— Hot Boy 22 (@SeanMcNeil22) March 20, 2019
OSU is one of nine schools that did not make the cut.