Four-star basketball recruit Payton Dastrup sent shockwaves through the college basketball recruiting scene this morning when he flipped his commitment to BYU, despite committing to Ohio State less than a week prior. He intends to sign his Letter of Intent with BYU today.
This is the second splash Dastrup has made in the recruiting world in only a week. During his announcement on November 7th, he was rumored to be a BYU lean and the Cougars were the consensus favorite to land his services (his 247sports.com Crystal Ball was 100% BYU). Instead, Dastrup pledged to the Buckeyes, surprising the likes of many. This morning, news broke that he would flip his commitment to BYU, much to the elation of BYU fans and to the surprise of college basketball recruiting enthusiasts everywhere.
Dastrup’s flip even comes to the surprise of other BYU commits. In a tweet by Desert News reporter Brandon Gurney, BYU commit Jake Toolson described the unexpected news that the Cougars were given this morning.
With Dastrup now on board, Head Coach Dave Rose has landed 5 prospects, with those being T.J. Haws, Dalton Nixon, Jake Toolson, Ryan Andrus, and Dastrup. All 5 players will take an LDS mission before playing for BYU. Haws and Dastrup will take their missions immediately after high school, and Andrus, Toolson, and Nixon will play one year for the Cougars and then take their missions.