You've seen players use hats, puppies and hidden jerseys ... but the newest way top college prospects are announcing their school decisions -- COVID MASKS!!
R.J. Keene -- a top H.S. basketball player in Texas -- set the new trend Thursday ... heading to a table full of face coverings to drum up excitement for his college choice.
Custom masks with logos from Utah State, Hawaii, George Washington and a few others were lined up ... with news cameras rolling to see which one the 6'7", 190-pound forward would choose!
WATCH:A first in recruiting - 4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ guard @rjkeeneii of @clhstxathletics picks his school by putting on a mask: pic.twitter.com/eGErOk66WV— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) July 23, 2020
WATCH:A first in recruiting - 4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ guard @rjkeeneii of @clhstxathletics picks his school by putting on a mask: pic.twitter.com/eGErOk66WV
In the end, Keene locked in on the Boise State mask, picked it up and put it on -- and boom!
He unveiled a Broncos shirt as well -- and it was all met with applause.
FYI -- Keene's a baller ... dude had offers from a ton of schools after lighting up courts in Texas -- so the Mountain West Conference is getting a pretty good one.
Good at hoops AND creative AND following coronavirus safety protocols?!?? Boise's gonna love him!!!