Grandstaff backs off pledge to Oklahoma State

Austin Grandstaff, who is averaging 26 points a game, backed off his pledge to Oklahoma State on Thursday.

Austin Grandstaff is back on the market.

In mid-July, Grandstaff, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Rockwall (Tex.) High, committed to Travis Ford and Oklahoma State. On Thursday the talented scorer opted to reopen his recruitment, according to his father – Wes Grandstaff.

"We committed early," the elder Grandstaff told "We loved Oklahoma State and it could end up like James Blackmon and he could end up going back to Oklahoma State."

"As good as he's playing, I just want him to be recruited," he added.

Grandstaff is averaging 26 points a game, which leads Texas 5A. Grandstaff is known for his ability to shoot from three, but he's also skilled and has a developed mid-range game.

"He's playing out of his mind right now," Grandstaff said about his son. "We just played one of the best teams in Texas and he had 30 on them. I've always felt like he could play anywhere in the country."

"There are a lot of schools out there that I think he has a chance to play at," he said "We probably jumped the gun too early."

So where does Austin go from here?

"We don't know right now," Grandstaff said. "We are just going to see what happens. We just decided this over the past few days. I just talked to coach Ford today."

Prior to committing Ohio State, Oregon, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Marquette, Gonzaga, Notre Dame and many others were involved. Grandstaff said his son has been watching Florida and Michigan quite a bit lately and would love to hear from them.

Grandstaff, a four-star prospect, is currently ranked No. 48 overall and No. 11 at the shooting guard position.

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