Aaron Richardson-Osgood of Sammamish, WA, has committed to Cornell, with The Pottstown Mercury reporting the news. Richardson-Osgood is spending a prep year at The Hill School in Pennsylvania. The 6-9 big man chose the Big Red over offers from Harvard, Denver, and New Hampshire. He is the first high school prospect to announce his commitment to Cornell this year, joining USC transfer Collin Robinson in Steve Donahue’s Class of 2011.
Slant: Richardson-Osgood only has been playing basketball for a few years, but has taken to the sport quickly. At 6-9, he has good height and could be the heir apparent to Andrew Naeve in the middle for the Big Red down the road. Donahue doesn’t have many recruiting spots available this year — particularly if Jason Hartford indeed does take a medical redshirt and return next season — so obviously the Cornell staff feels Richardson-Osgood can contribute.