Life has been a tad more stress-free lately for Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington cornerback Demarco Jones.
Oklahoma State extended a scholarship offer to the 3-star prospect on Feb. 16. And Jones, who grew up a Cowboys fan, quickly jumped on the offer to become the team’s third commitment of 2019.
“It was very exciting, it was a [big] stress reliever,” Jones told DieHards. “It was everything to me, honestly.”
— #DJones (@Mr_djones2253) February 19, 2018
Jones visited Stillwater, Okla., last weekend and the short trip confirmed his desire to play at Oklahoma State.
He’ll still have to wait to sign with the Cowboys in late December, but no one questioned how fast he committed to coach Mike Gundy’s program.
Jones says he’s ready to showcase his abilities in the pass-happy Big 12, which was another reason why he picked the Pokes.
Here’s a look at where things stand for the 2019 class:
Where Oklahoma State’s class ranks
Oklahoma State currently ranks No. 26 nationally and No. 5 in the Big 12, according to 247Sports composite team rankings.
- Could Oklahoma State land its next great quarterback in 2019? 247Sports.com predicts Oklahoma State as the leader for former Texas A&M commit Grant Gunnell.
- Three-star DE Jason Gold (League City, Texas) picked up an offer from Oklahoma State on Tuesday. The Cowboys are the second Power5 program to offer Gold. TCU was the first.
- Three-star DE Trace Ford reports an Oklahoma State offer. The Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe product also has offers from Arkansas and Iowa State.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 70
- 5-star offers: 3
- 4-star offers: 37
- In-state recruits offered: 5
- Texas recruits offered: 42
- Louisiana recruits offered: 3
- Florida recruits offered: 4
- TE Grayson Boomer, 3 stars, Collinsville (Okla.)
- CB Demarco Jones, 3 stars, Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
- P Tom Hutton, 2 stars, ProKick Australia (Australia)
5 top uncommitted targets
5-star S Daxton Hill, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington
Daxton Hill, the younger brother of Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill, is one of the best players in the 2019 class. The Cowboys will have a tough time landing the elite safety — ranked the No. 27 overall prospect by 247Sports — but it should certainly help Oklahoma State to have Justice Hill on its roster (as well as the recent commit of Daxton Hill’s teammate Demarco Jones). Oklahoma and Ohio State are also in the mix for Daxton Hill, who recently attended the Cowboys’ junior day.
4-star QB Grant Gunnell, Houston St. Pius X
Gunnell, a one-time Texas A&M commit, is the No. 53 overall prospect in the 2019 class. With 39 offers as of Thursday, Gunnell has every major program after his services. But Oklahoma State is currently the projected leader for the Houston quarterback, according to 247Sports.com’s Crystal Ball predictions. He’s listed as a pro-style quarterback, and he certainly has the frame (6-foot-6, 212 pounds) to develop into a special player.
4-star WR Garrett Wilson, Austin (Texas) Lake Travis
It’s going to take a lot to attract take Wilson from the blue bloods, but Oklahoma State’s success with developing receivers could be a huge plus for the Cowboys. Wilson, listed at 6-foot, 185 pounds, posted 1,1773 yards receiving on 98 receptions and 26 touchdowns in 2017, more than doubling his output as a sophomore. He’ll be a major problem for any school that faces him at the next level.
4-star DE Marcus Hicks, Wichita (Kan.) Northwest
Hicks is one of the best prospects in Kansas. He has a huge frame (6-5, 236 pounds), and would provide the Cowboys a huge boost along their defensive line. Hicks appears to be trending toward Oklahoma, according to 247Sports.com, but Oklahoma State has plenty of time to work on the defensive end, who seems to have little trouble finding the backfield.
4-star WR Demariyon Houston, Oklahoma City Millwood
It would be a huge win for Oklahoma State to land (arguably) the best wide receiver prospect in the state of Oklahoma for the second consecutive year. The Cowboys have been on Houston since April, before his recruiting really took off. That early offer could play in Oklahoma State’s favor, depending on how hard it pushes for the Oklahoma City product.
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed:
- QB: 0/1
- RB: 0/1
- TE: 1/1
- WR: 0/2
- OL: 0/5
- DL: 0/5
- LB: 0/1
- CB: 1/3
- S: 0/5
- P: 1/1
Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma State commits by state/country:
- Oklahoma: 2 (Boomer and Jones)
- Australia: 1 (Hutton)
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