Only two players will be making their official visits this weekend, and those are two of the players expected to sign during the basketball early signing period Nov. 11-18. The two Louisiana guards – Markel Brown (6-4, 175) and Brian Williams (6-4, 195) – who committed to Oklahoma State in June will be making their official visits this weekend, and will be in Gallagher-Iba Arena for Friday night's Homecoming & Hoops event.
Ford's other two commitments in this class also are expected to be making their visits, but since both have already been to Stillwater on official visits this weekend will have to be unofficial visits. J.P. Olukemi, a 6-7, 210-pound small forward from Vincennes (Ind.) junior college, and Mike Cobbins, a 6-9, 215-pound power forward from Amarillo (Palo Duro High School), Texas, are also expected to be making the trip to Oklahoma State.
Ford and Cowboy assistants Butch Pierre, Chris Ferguson and the rest of the staff already has begun working on next year's recruiting class, and Cowboy fans have reason to be excited if the type of prospects they are bringing in for unofficial visits this weekend is any indication of what's in store for the future.
Here's a list of the players expected to visit for Homecoming & Hoops:
** Kentavious Caldwell, a 6-4, 170-pound shooting guard from Greenville, Ga., who is ranked as the 20th-best prospect overall (and sixth-best shooting guard) in the nation by Scout.com. The five-star prospect is also being recruited by Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
** LeBryan Nash, a 6-6, 210-pound small forward from Dallas (Lincoln), Texas, who is the 11th-best prospect overall (and No. 3 small forward) in the nation, according to Scout.com's rankings. A five-star prospect, Nash also is being recruited by Florida, Gonzaga, Georgetown, Texas, Baylor, Syracuse and Oklahoma.
** LaQuinton Ross, a 6-7, 185-pound small forward from Jackson (Murrah), Miss., who is ranked as the 15th-best prospect overall (No. 5 small forward) in the nation by Scout.com. Another five-star prospect, he is being recruited by Syracuse, Baylor, Florida, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis and North Carolina State.
** Devonta Adams, a 6-7, 200-pound small forward from Dallas (Seagoville), Texas. He averaged 19.9 points and 10.2 rebounds as a sophomore for the Dragons, and scored 50 points in Seagoville's win over North Dallas.
**Darryl Milburn, a 6-4, 180-pound guard from Baton Rouge (McKinley), La.