It takes a lot of guts for a transfer quarterback with no FBS scholarship offers out of high school to consider transferring to college football’s highest levels as a graduate transfer.
New Oklahoma State quarterback Dru Brown is doing just that. He’ll attempt to make the Cowboys’ roster after two seasons starting at Hawaii.
Max Olson of the All-American has an intriguing profile of Brown as he arrives in Stillwater.
The Cowboys have an opening after the graduation of Mason Rudolph, who ended his career as the most productive quarterback in the history of the program.
The 6-foot, 200-poun Brown looked at Tennessee, LSU, Washington State and Baylor before deciding to join Mike Gundy’s program.
And he apparently has no second thoughts about his decision.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
— Dru Brown (@dbrownTNDO) February 4, 2018
The Cowboys have a lot of offensive talent returning, despite the loss of Rudolph and top receivers James Washington and Marcel Ateman. Justice Hill provides perhaps the Big 12’s top returning rusher.
Many options at quarterback
Oklahoma State has several candidates at the position. Taylor Cornelius is the most experienced returning player after throwing 24 passes earlier in his career. Multi-purpose prospect Keondre Wudtee received scant playing time in 2017. And incoming freshman Spencer Sanders arrives this summer as perhaps the most ballyhooed quarterback recruit in Gundy’s tenure.
Even with the competition, Brown told Olsen he’s not shying away from the competition.
“I think they’re recruiting me for a reason,” Brown said. “I think they know I can fit in what they do and also add a little bit. What they do a good job of is taking whoever is in the gun and, whatever they’re good at, they tailor their offense to it. That’s a testament to good coaching.”
If Brown finishes his career on an uptick, rumors of the Cowboys’ imminent demise could be greatly exaggerated.
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