Wasn't Porter headed to Mizzou when Mike Anderson was still there, then when he bailed and went to Arkansas he flipped to Georgetown? Am I making this up? Is this why I dislike Otto?
He never committed to MU. IIRC, Haith was hired the week schools could make official visits. On that day, I believe JTIII from Georgetown showed up to Porter's house, and Danny Manning showed up for KU. Nobody showed up for MU or even called.
Georgetown was the first team to ever make contact with Otto, and they were always first on his list. Anderson's exit and Haith showing no interest made it pretty easy. The thing MU had going for them was for Otto Sr and his wife to be able to make it easily to home games, and Jr liked Anderson.
Otto didn't have a ton of interest. He didn't do that big AAU circuit. He preferred to play in the summers with his teammates to be better prepared at winning state championships. Georgetown had the in early on because one of their assistants was the guy who took over for Otto Sr at TRCC back in the day, and they had a connection. KU was in on him early because Self had a coaches clinic at SEMO and got to see him play. Anderson got to see him during his state title runs in Columbia.