Guard P.J. Fuller, a sophomore from Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington, has announced via Twitter that he has received Oregon State’s first offer to any member of the 2019 class, on Wednesday. Fuller, who is rated as a five-star prospect by ESPN and the #23 overall player in the sophomore group, currently also holds offers from Florida State, Montana, TCU, Tennessee, USC, Utah State and Washington, in addition to the Beavers.
Fuller’s high school team, Nathan Hale, famously just finished a perfect 29-0 season, in which they also secured a Washington 3A State Championship and a #4 final ranking in the USA Today Super 25 Boys Basketball “Expert” Rankings. The team, who was ranked atop the same poll at the end of their regular season, fell down a few notches after they refused to participate in the DICK’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament in New York City. Fuller is considered the school’s “next big talent” under head coach Brandon Roy, a former NBA star, as the team’s current leader in top recruit Michael Porter Jr. is headed off to Missouri.
Oregon State’s offer to the 6’ 4”, 160 pound guard, shows the continuation of head coach Wayne Tinkle’s aggressive recruiting approach, which has included targeting a multitude of high-level talents, including current four-star commits in Ethan Thompson and Alfred Hollins. However, according to ESPN, Fuller is the first five-star prospect to be offered by Tinkle at Oregon State. A highlight of the rising star’s sophomore season can be found below.