The recruitment of five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe is reaching its final stages, and the Congo native will be at West Virginia this weekend for his fourth and final official visit.
Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9, 250-pound prospect now living in Pennsylvania — has narrowed his list to West Virginia, Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois, and he’s already taken official visits to the latter three schools in recent weeks. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 19 overall player in the 2019 class.
The Mountaineers have been recruiting Tshiebwe longer than any school, and WVU has long been considered the leader for his commitment. UK is viewed as the top competition, and the Herald-Leader has been told that Tshiebwe’s official visit to Lexington last weekend went very well and helped the Cats’ chances of ultimately landing him.
This weekend’s trip to Morgantown will be a pivotal 48 hours in Tshiebwe’s recruitment, and he’s expected to announce a final college decision shortly after completing the visit.
Going into the official visit, West Virginia is an overwhelming favorite on Tshiebwe’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page, though Rivals.com analysts Eric Bossi and Corey Evans recently told the Herald-Leader that they think he’ll end up at Kentucky.