Fred Gulley has a good reason to be proud this weekend. The Rivals150 guard is headed to the Big 12. Gulley, a three-star guard from Fayetteville (Ark.) High School, is off the board.
Gulley told Rivals.com on Saturday that he verbally committed to Oklahoma State.
"My chest is sticking out a little more than usual," Gulley said. "I felt like it is the best fit for me and when I went there for a visit I had a great response from the coaches. It's just a good feeling and I feel like I can be really good there for the next few years."
The speedy and athletic point guard also saw an opportunity to play right away in the backcourt for the Cowboys.
"They have a senior guard leaving the year I get there and I feel like the position kind of falls right into my hands," Gulley said. "I like the offense that they run, using a lot of pick and rolls and the system seems to really fit me.
"[Coach Travis Ford] was great. He was a point guard when he played and I think that's a huge advantage. I'll be able to get some of his knowledge. It's a great opportunity to learn from him and I think that's only going to help build our relationship."
Gulley said his decision ultimately came down to Oklahoma State and Stanford while Missouri, Cal and Arizona State were also in strong consideration. Gulley said the atmosphere in Stillwater was too good to pass up.
"That place is phenomenal," Gulley said. "It was sold out the game I went there and Gallagher-Iba arena is one of the premiere arenas in the country."