Oklahoma Set Up For October
Longar Longar has an AAU teammate that committed to Oklahoma. Now, the center says that he has a leader and he'll visit the school in October.
"Oklahoma," Longar responded when queried about who leads for his services. "I like Oklahoma a lot and I kind of fit into their basketball."
Longar said that he's going to visit Oklahoma on Oct. 19. The center also stated that he likes UConn, Fresno State, Cincinnati and Minnesota. Oklahoma, UConn and Minnesota, according to Longar, have already seen him at his school this year. Fresno State is coming on Wednesday and Cincinnati may come this month too.
Longar still is in need of a passing score on his SAT. Regardless, he feels like the schools on his list have extended offers.
The recruitment of Longar makes sense when you peer into OU's 2003 recruiting. For starters, the Sooners recently accepted commitments from a pair of high school teammates in Brandon Foust and Andrew Lavender. Now, they are recruiting a pair of AAU teammates.
Team Minnesota combo guard Lawrence McKenzie was the first player to commit to the Sooners this year. In addition to being tight with Longar, the Sooners have Johnny Gilbert, a former high school teammate of his already on the roster. So, it's just makes sense that the Sooners pursue Longar given 1) their recent successes and relationships in Minnesota and 2) because Longar is plenty good enough.