Rowan County basketball star Adam Wing, who committed to Oklahoma State in early June, is finding out that college recruiting can have unexpected twists and turns.
Oklahoma State Coach Travis Ford traveled to Morehead last week to tell Wing and his parents that the Cowboys have four verbal commitments but only three scholarships.
If recruits Phil Forte, Marcus Smart, Kamari Murphy and Wing still want to sign with Oklahoma State in November, Wing might be asked to attend a prep school.
"I kind of had a feeling something like this might happen," Wing said Thursday. "When it did, I was a little bummed for a day or so.
"But I'm OK now. It could still work out at Oklahoma State, but there's a possibility I'll have to go through (recruiting) again, and I'm fine with that. If I can't go (to Oklahoma State), I'll open up (my recruitment) again in basketball and football."
Wing, one of the top quarterbacks in the state, originally committed to play football at Marshall before Oklahoma State turned his head with a basketball offer. He committed to the Cowboys in early June.
One of Wing's earlier offers was from Western Kentucky to play both sports.
Woodford star commits
Woodford County basketball star Jay Johnson has committed to Tennessee Tech.
Tennessee Tech Coach Steve Payne and assistant Happy Osborne were in Versailles to get the word from Johnson on Thursday morning.
Johnson suffered a torn ACL in mid-June and had surgery. Woodford County Coach Scott Hundley said Johnson's rehab is on schedule — he started running Wednesday — and is expected to play for the Yellowjackets by Christmas or early January.
Hundley credited Osborne for doing "a great job" recruiting the 6-foot-7 Johnson, who averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds as a junior.
"When Happy was at Georgetown, he was very high on Jay and formed a relationship with him."
When Osborne left Georgetown College for Tennessee Tech last month, he kept recruiting Johnson.
"He knows what kind of special player Jay is," Hundley said.
Johnson also had offers from Gardner-Webb and Georgia State, and interest from Coastal Carolina.
"Jay was looking to enjoy his senior year, so he decided to go ahead and commit," Hundley said.