Over the weekend, the Oregon State basketball program added another target to their 2019 recruiting class, when they extended a scholarship offer to Los Altos High School (California) guard, Jarod Lucas. Lucas, a 6’ 3”, 170-pound prospect from Hacienda Heights, California, received the exciting news from the Beavers staff before he took an unofficial visit on Sunday to Utah Valley.
A talented and much sought-after guard whose stock is expected to rise over the next few seasons, Lucas also currently holds offers from the likes of Albany, Cal State-Northridge, Fresno State, Montana, Nevada, Tulane, UC-Irvine, UNLV and Utah Valley. Lucas now joins Washington native P.J. Fuller and fellow California prospects Ethan Anderson, Julien Franklin and Jaime Jaquez Jr. as the main recruiting focuses currently for the Beavers 2019 recruiting haul at the moment.
With Fuller’s recent transfer from Washington powerhouse Nathan Hale High School to Mater Dei High School in California, it looks like head coach Wayne Tinkle and his staff will be spending their fair share of time in the talent-saturated Golden State in the coming years. For Oregon State, it’s now the job of securing the commitments of some of these gifted prospects, that will be key for a program who is trying to find some positive momentum on the recruiting front.
Oregon State has no players currently committed for the 2019 class and just two players (both from California) in Jack Wilson and Warren Washington, who are verbally pledged to the Beavers in the 2018 class.