After missing out on 2018 four-star prospects Kevin Porter (USC) and Jarvis Thomas (Minnesota) already this summer, Oregon State has now re-shifted their focus on the recruiting trail into some newer players from around the country, specifically setting their sights on three-star forward Amadou Sow from Prolific Prep in California. Sow, who has had a break-out summer as a key piece on the Nike EYBL Peach Jam Champions, the Oakland Soldiers, is considered one of the hottest rising prospects in the country.
Speaking to Sean Bock of ZagsBlog, Sow admitted that at the moment, “the five schools that are recruiting (him) the hardest are Illinois, UCSB, Colorado, Oregon State, and Pittsburgh.” Sow also told Bock that he’d like to have “his visits planned by the end of the month.” At this current time, Sow holds offers from the list of aforementioned schools, as well as Fresno State, Grand Canyon, Santa Clara, Tulane and VCU.
You can read Bock’s full piece on Sow’s recruiting in the Twitter link below.
Along with four-star forward Emmitt Matthews, Sow is one of the few Beavers targets in the 2018 class that head coach Wayne Tinkle and his staff will be hoping to secure the services of. It’s projected that Oregon State will have two scholarships open for the 2018-2019 season with the departures of UMASS graduate transfer Seth Berger and senior Ronnie Stacy, but the opportunity for more roster space could arise if any parts of the Tres Tinkle, Drew Eubanks and Stephen Thompson Jr. trio decide to test NBA Draft waters.
At the moment, the lone committed member of the Beavers 2018 recruiting haul is seven-foot, four-star center Jack Wilson from Junipero Serra High School in California.