Decision day is almost here. Myles Turner, a five-star center and McDonald's All-American from Euless (Tex.) Trinity, will announce his college decision tomorrow, April 30. Turner plans to announce his decision live on ESPNU's Recruiting Nation, broadcast starting at 3:00 p.m. central time.
Turner never quite cut down his final list, though he ended up taking official visits to the Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Kansas Jayhawks, Duke Blue Devils, and Texas Longhorns. Turner also took unofficial visits to the Texas A&M Aggies and SMU Mustangs, two other finalists. Over the past couple of weeks, Turner hosted in-home coaches' visits from all of those schools except Ohio State and SMU.
Texas and Kansas are commonly thought of as the two front-runners, though local program SMU is a sneaky darkhorse. According to 247Sports' Crystal Ball, Kansas still leads with 48% of experts selecting the Jayhawks (at time of publication). However, the "page 2" tab, representing the latest picks, shows 19 of 21 recruitniks choosing Texas. That includes Jerry Meyer, 247Sports' national lead writer, and Matt Scott, a recruiting expert from 247Sports' Kansas site.
Will Turner prove those recruitniks right by staying home to play for Rick Barnes and the Horns? Stay tuned.