Oregon is emerging as a frontrunner to land 4-star center Francis Okoro.
Okoro visited Eugene over the week and walked away impressed.
“It was a great trip,” Okoro said, per the Oregonian’s Andrew Nemec. “I had a chance to see what they do and how they schedule practice. I talked to the athletic trainer and coaches. It was pretty good. Coach Altman was talking about working hard and being the best you can be. He said there is no short cut. The only way you can be the best player you can be is to work hard.”
The 6-foot-9 front court player out of Normal Community West High School (Normal, Illinois) is rated as 34th best player int he 2019 class by 247 Sports.
Okoro has the chance to reclassify himself to the 2018 class depending taking the SAT test. The Ducks still have three scholarships available in 2018. If Okoro does reclassify himself he would bolster a top ranked class that consists of McDonald’s All-Americans Bol Bol and Louis King. Although, Oregon will be just as happy for Okoro’s commitment in 2019.