According to a report from Eric Bossi of Rivals.com on Sunday, the Auburn Tigers have landed 4-star small forward Chuma Okeke. A Georgia native, Okeke currently attends Westlake High School in the Atlanta area while notably choosing Auburn over both Georgia and Georgia Tech.
In addition to receiving scholarship offers from the aforementioned trio of schools, the up-and-coming combo forward also garnered offers from the Cincinnati Bearcats, Virginia Cavaliers, Florida Gators, Connecticut Huskies, LSU Tigers and Iowa State Cyclones among many others.
Per 247 Sports, Okeke ranks as the 54th overall player in the country for the class of 2017. The six-foot-six swingman is also rated as the 11th small forward in the nation while currently sitting at No. 7 overall in the state of Georgia.
With Okeke now officially on board, Auburn will add him to 5-star center Austin Wiley and 4-star point guard Davion Mitchell for the school’s 2017 recruiting class. While Wiley widely ranks in the top 20 nationally, the pair of 4-star recruits under him will surely lessen his workload going forward. It is also worth noting that 247Sports has the Tigers owning the No. 1 overall 2017 recruiting class in the entire country as it stands today.
Displaying the magnitude of landing such a highly-touted recruit, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl tweeted the following upon learning of his latest addition on Sunday:
B O O M
— Bruce Pearl (@coachbrucepearl) July 24, 2016
Last season, Pearl’s Tigers finished the year with a disappointing 11-20 overall record en route to a 5-13 mark in SEC play.