Nashville PG talks Belmont Offer
Jeremiah Oatsvall plays with the rugged spirit of a football player, but with the technical capacity of a lead guard. Though his outside shot was not falling Tuesday night, Oatsvall helped his Brentwood Academy Eagles clip Jordan Bone (2016 Tennessee commit) and the visiting Ensworth Tigers.
On hand to watch were both Belmont Head Coach Rick Byrd and Lipscomb Head Coach Casey Alexander. Oatsvall already earned a Belmont offer.
“I have always respected Coach (Rick) Byrd and what he does,” said Oatsvall. “Over the summer we played a lot of games at Belmont. I guess I got to show my talents a little bit, so we he got to watch me there. Since my freshman year we kind of built a relationship, Coach Byrd, Coach Ayers, and Coach Strong, all from Belmont reached out.”
Oatsvall receives consistent texts from Middle Tennessee, as well. Middle Tennessee Assistant Coach Grensing is the point of contact from of Middle Tennessee.
The second half started with Oatsvall quickly taking the game by the scruff of the neck. In the first three minutes of the second half, Oatsvall hauled down four consecutive defensive rebounds, scored two points, and dished out three assists. Nobody on the floor was playing his speed during that stretch. And on the floor were two HM players.
Lipscomb Coach Alexander tilted his head, apparently intrigued by this run of play. His facial expression did not convey much, but you can’t argue with actions and today Lipscomb extended an offer, largely based on that game. It stands to reason, more specifically the burst out of halftime earned this offer for dual-sport Oatsvall.
“But really Belmont is the top (school) that has showed me interest,” said Oatsvall after the game. “I really like their program. I really like their system. I think I could fit really well over there.”
Oatsvall also has a football offer from Mercer. This spring Oatsvall will do both football combines and AAU basketball in hopes of raising his recruiting profile.
Teammate Darius Garland was evaluated by Tennessee Assistant Coach. According to his father, Garland intends to visit Tennessee this winter. The only other D1 school to host Garland this winter was Vanderbilt. Louisville, Texas, and now Tennessee have been out to watch him compete as a sophomore for Brentwood Academy.