BKB Recruiting: Has Moses Seen Promised Land?

We caught up with Marshall Moses as he was returning to The Patterson School in Patterson, N.C., Tuesday evening after spending the previous two days on his official visit to Oklahoma State. What did the 6-7, 235-pound power forward have to say about his two days in Stillwater, and experiencing Gallagher-Iba Arena for the first time during Monday night's Bedlam showdown? You may be surprised.

Moses, who averages 27 points and 12 rebounds this season for the North Carolina prep school, arrived in Oklahoma City on Sunday morning and was soon en route to Stillwater. The North Carolina standout spent Sunday and Monday learning more about Oklahoma State and the Cowboys, and he left Stillwater on Tuesday impressed with everything he experienced.

"I loved it. I absolutely loved it," Moses answered when asked about his visit to OSU. "I really loved hanging out with the players and spending time with them. I spent a lot of time hanging out with Obi (Muonelo).

"All the players are great people. I expected to come in and not have anyone know me or maybe even talk to me but as soon as I got there they all came over and spoke to me. One night around midnight I was getting ready to go to bed, trying to go to sleep, and Obi walked in and asked what I was doing. He told me I wasn't either going to go to sleep, and we stayed up and talked. We just really hit it off. He's a great guy."

Moses, well aware of the fan support found in the ACC, was surprised at the boisterous Gallagher-Iba Arena crowd during Monday night's victory over Oklahoma. "It was wild," said Moses, who sat on the first row directly behind the OSU bench. "I couldn't even say anything to anybody during the game because it was so loud."

We got caught off guard when we asked Moses what was the highlight of the visit? It wasn't the Bedlam game, or getting to know the players, or meeting the coaching staff (although he said, "Coach Sutton is a great person. So is Coach Williams, Coach Dickey and the rest of the coaches."). "The game was great but I got to meet the assistant athletic director named Marilyn (Middlebrook) and her daughter. They were just so nice. She is the type of lady that would be just like another mom to me. After spending about an hour with her I felt like I had known her all my life," Moses said.

Moses said he did not commit to Oklahoma State on Tuesday morning before leaving to head back to North Carolina but "it was hard not to. I really, really love it down there," said Moses, who is also being recruited by Kentucky, Kansas State, Illinois, Kansas and North Carolina State. He said that he is not sure if he will visit Kentucky as he is scheduled to this weekend.

"I am just now driving back from the airport and I need to sit down and talk with my parents, my AAU coach and my brother. I will say this, on a scale of 1-to-10, (my visit to OSU) was a 10! Great!"

There was one last question before we let him go: What will it take for another official visit to top what he experienced at Oklahoma State. "It's going to be really tough. I don't know if that's possible. They might be able to equal it but I don't think there's any way they could beat it."

Moses said he expects to make a decision in the couple weeks.

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