Alexander held true to his word about visiting Arkansas once the Razorbacks hired a coach, going to Fayetteville on Jan. 18. A week later, he went to Kansas State
Former Tulsa Washington stars Dante Barnett, Tyler Lockett and Keenan Taylor all play at Kansas State.
The visits opened the avenues for other teams to inquire on Alexander. Nebraska extended an offer late last week. Stanford and others made inquiries as well.
“It's never over until it's over,” Dantzler said. “I think a lot of them, when they saw he went to Kansas State after he went to Arkansas, they thought he was looking around. It had nothing to do with whether or not he was going to stay with OU though.”
Klinck said he wouldn't have tried to discourage Taylor if he wanted to take visits elsewhere
“I don't fault kids for taking scholarships and then visiting other places,” Klinck said. “A lot of times scholarships get offered, then someone else comes along and they get pulled back. In this day and age, it's really a business-type relationship and in a lot of ways, it's the only time the players have the upper hand.”
Both Klinck and Dantzler guided their players through the process without trying to interfere in the decision.
“My thing is to help them through the process,” Dantzler said. “I've been there as an athlete and I've been on the other side as a recruiter. If they have questions, I'm there to help. At the end of the day, though, I want it to be their family's and their decision.”
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