The last 24 hours have treated Oregon State well.
Yesterday, 4-star recruit Christian Wallace of Katy, Texas announced his commitment to the Beavers football team. Today, JaQuori McLaughlin, also a 4-star recruit, announced his commitment to play basketball for OSU.
Wallace received a comic book a few weeks ago from the recruiters at Oregon State, and it clearly left a good impression. Wallace is the no. 6 ranked athlete in the nation, according to Rivals. The commitment is a huge one, as it marks the first really big recruit so far under the Gary Anderson regime. Wallace chose OSU over offers from Mississippi State, TCU, Texas, and Houston.
McLaughlin is a 6'2 point guard out of Gig Harbor, Washington, and he was once committed to the Beavers during the Craig Robinson era, according to the Oregonian's Andrew Nemec. He switched his commitment to Washington, but Wayne Tinkle continued recruiting him despite his earlier de-commitment. Now, he has switched his allegiances back to Oregon State. McLaughlin is the fourth 4-star commit that Tinkle has landed during his tenure at OSU. Tinkle is proving that his on-court knowledge is on par with his off-the-court recruiting skills. It's hard not to get excited about the future of OSU basketball with Tinkle at the helm and such promising players coming to Corvallis. McLaughlin commitment to Oregon State means he is spurning offers from Utah, Wisconsin, Arizona and a host of other solid division-1 programs.