What has gotten into Wayne Tinkle? The soon to be seventh year head coach at Oregon State usually dishes out offers scarcely, but as of late, a new recruiting approach seems to be taking form where the Beavers target an increase amount of national prospects, including dishing out a scholarship to four-star, Texas guard Cruz Davis on Monday night.
Thankful to receive a offer from Oregon st pic.twitter.com/x4ATQBDWxr— Cruz Davis (@cruzdavis23) October 5, 2020
Davis is a 6’ 2”, 160-pound guard from iSchool of Lewisville’s Entrepreneurial Academy in Texas and is ranked by 247 Sports as the #9 overall player from the state of Texas, the #17 point guard in the 2022 class, the #101 recruit in that group overall and a four-star talent. In addition to the Beavers, Davis also holds offers from Georgetown, Houston, SMU and TCU, with a host of other schools, most notably Ole Miss, having also shown interest and recruited the rising junior hard.
Right now, size is among one of Davis’ biggest detriments, as the lefty is a strong perimeter shooter but he still struggles with the physicality of the game at the top-tier level. He needs to add bulk to his frame and learn to use his body better at unique angles, especially when attacking the hoop. However, his upside is incredibly high and with Oregon State becoming the first Pac-12 squad to get in on the Texas product, only time will tell to see what his recruiting process becomes like for the Beavers.
Below you can see the offers dished out to the class of 2022 from Oregon State’s basketball staff.