Tag:Johnny O'Bryant
Posted on: October 14, 2010 12:36 pm

O'Bryant makes it official for LSU

Johnny O'Bryant has been silently committed to LSU for a week.

The 6-foot-9 forward from Mississippi finally confirmed the news on Thursday.

"I'm going to LSU," O'Byrant told Scout.com's Evan Daniels, and so now the prospect MaxPreps.com ranks 21st in the Class of 2011 is officially off the board. Again, the announcement came as no surprise. But O'Bryant's explanation for why he chose LSU over Ole Miss and Mississippi State was interesting because he credited the Tigers' "laid-back" approach.

"They never pushed themselves hard," O'Byrant said. "They were kind of laid back, and I kind of liked that. They didn't worry me with the phone calls."

So let that be a lesson to all coaches.

Aggressiveness and a constant push works with some kids, no doubt.

But sometimes less can be more.
Posted on: November 30, 2009 10:48 am
Edited on: November 30, 2009 10:51 am

Class of 2011 standout to make decision Monday

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brad Beal, one of the elite prospects in the Class of 2011, is expected to announce his college decision at a press conference Monday. The 6-foot-3 guard from St. Louis will pick between Florida, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Scout.com ranks Beal No. 10 in the Class of 2011.

In other Class of 2011 recruiting news:

Christmas cuts list: Rakeem Christmas, ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2011, has cut his list of possible college destinations to five schools, according to Scout.com. Those still involved are Florida, Oklahoma, Georgetown, Texas and Florida International. Christmas is a 6-9 forward who teams with Michael Gilchrist (ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2011) on the summer circuit.

Bryant claims three schools are "standing out": Johnny O'Bryant, ranked No. 10 in the Class of 2011, told Scout.com on Monday that he's still considering a host of schools, but that three are "standing out." Those three, he said, are Ole Miss, Memphis and Auburn. O'Bryant is a 6-9 forward from Mississippi.
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