"This recruitment is a big headache," Beasley said. "I felt like I could get it done anywhere I went and I thought for sure I could get it done at Kansas State."
The commitment comes at a great time for the Wildcats. It kick starts their summer recruiting game plan and gives the Wildcats a dose of street cred heading into the summer circuit.
When Bob Huggins took over in Manhattan this was the kind of commitment he was hoping to secure. The relationship with Beasley was forged by assistant Dalonte Hill who was instrumental in Beasley initially selecting Charlotte.
Hill was hired within weeks of Huggins accepting the job and the rest is now history. Beasley considers Hill a member of his family and though he professed to keep his options open, basketball observers always felt that Beasley (who has yet to visit Manhattan but plans to do so later this summer) would be a Wildcat.
"I want O.J. and Bill to come to K-State," Beasley said. "I know it's not likely to happen but it's a dream and I'd like them to come."
Regardless of who follows his lead, the Kansas State Wildcats landed the most significant recruit in the history of their program Friday night. Even for Huggins who has recruited the likes of DerMarr Johnson and Kenyon Martin, Beasley is a huge coup and a great recruiting score!