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Notebook: Langston Morris-Walker to Oregon St.

Posted on: September 12, 2011 3:52 pm
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By Jeff Borzello

Playing on an Oakland Soldiers AAU team filled with nearly a dozen top-100 prospects, Langston Morris-Walker was often overshadowed.

Morris-Walker still managed to prove his worth, though, using his athleticism and aggressiveness to make plays at the rim. The 6-foot-5 small forward from Berkeley (Calif.) is also effective on the defensive end.

Oregon State certainly noticed him, and the Beavers’ interest paid off on Monday, as Morris-Walker decided to play his college ball in Corvallis.

“The instant comfort I felt from the town, players and coaching staff,” he said. “They are all high-character people that I would love to be around for the next four years.”

Georgia picks up in-state prospect

Georgia head coach Mark Fox is making a killing by picking up in-state prospects, and he nabbed his third in the class of 2012 on Monday.

Brandon Morris, a 6-foot-5 small forward from Miller Grove (Ga.), popped for the Bulldogs, a source told CBSSports.com.

Morris is very athletic and long, and he plays hard at both ends of the floor. While his shooting needs work, his aggressiveness bodes well for the future.

He chose the Bulldogs over Auburn and Arkansas.

Recruiting Notes: Ohio State continues to wait for freshman LaQuinton Ross’ clearance. “It hasn’t been determined one way or the other,” a source said . . . Louisville picked up its next point guard on Sunday, as Terry Rozier committed to the Cardinals . . . Illinois needed a point guard in the class of 2012, and the Fighting Illini got him on Sunday in Michael Orris . . . Texas Tech freshman Daouda Soumaoro has left the program, a source told CBSSports.com. The source said he is likely headed back to the New York area, where he went to high school . . . USC nabbed a surprising commitment on Sunday in Serbia native Strahinja Gavrilovic, who plays at La Jolla Prep (Calif.) . . . Isaiah Miles told CBSSports.com that he committed to Saint Joseph’s on Friday . . . James Woodard chose in-state school Tulsa.

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