Nearly a month before the FBI's NCAA college basketball investigation went public, one Reddit user posed a question about Oklahoma State's recruiting practices.
The Redditor (bennettbrodgon2028) referenced David McCormack, who's committed to the Kansas Jayhawks, and Elijah Weaver, who remains undecided on where he'll enroll but considers Oklahoma State as an option:
The query began by questioning what the Cowboys offer these top prospects to lure them to Stillwater, Oklahoma:
Now, I could be wrong, but it sure feels like the past couple years there have been a lot of great recruits seriously considering the Cowboys (although it doesn't seem they've been getting picked by these top guys). Anyways, I don't know what I'm missing, but I just don't see what's getting them on these lists. They really don't check off any of the boxes that would give them an edge on other P5 or elite programs.
Unless someone speaks to McCormack or Weaver directly, it's impossible to guess their draw to Oklahoma State, but the school has been in hot water for a previous transgression involving the football team.
The FBI's current investigation involves Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans, who's been suspended with pay, per ESPN.com reporter John Gasaway.
Though bennettbrogdon2028 posed a simple question about a month ago, the implications surrounding Oklahoma State in the scandal raise serious eyebrows about high-profile recruits strongly considering the program.