It’s a busy time in the Oklahoma State recruiting scene. The early signing period is next week.
The Cowboys’ coaching staff has been hard at work. Coach Mike Gundy has flown around the state in a helicopter meeting with verbal commits to ensure they sign during the early signing period Dec. 20-22. The Cowboys even landed a preferred walk-on commitment this week.
Here’s a look at where things stand for the 2018 class:
Where Oklahoma State’s class ranks
Oklahoma State’s 2018 class is No. 26 nationally and No. 5 in the Big 12, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The class features a pair of 4-star players and 19 3-star players.
In-state linebacker Carson Kropp committed to Oklahoma State earlier this week as a preferred walk-on. Kropp, a 2-star prospect from Owasso, also drew interest from Kansas State.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 134
- 5-star offers: 5
- 4-star offers: 54
- In-state recruits offered: 19
- Texas recruits offered: 72
- Louisiana recruits offered: 11
- Georgia recruits offered: 7
- WR CJ Moore, 4 stars, Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
- QB Spencer Sanders, 4 stars, Ryan (Denton, Texas)
- TE Jake Ross, 3 stars, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami, Okla.)
- DT Israel Antwine, 3 stars, Millwood (Oklahoma City)
- WR Jonathan Shepherd, 3 stars, Kilgore (Texas)
- G Bryce Bray, 3 stars, Bixby (Okla.)
- CB JayVeon Cardwell, 3 stars, Steele (Cibolo, Texas)
- C Tyrese Williams, 3 stars, Cy Ridge (Houston)
- S Kanion Williams, 3 stars, South Oak Cliff (Dallas)
- T Hunter Anthony, 3 stars, Tuttle (Okla.)
- T Jacob Farrell, 3 stars, Sulphur (Okla.)
- DE Tyler Lacy, 3 stars, Sachse (Texas)
- ATH Jaelyn Nolan, 3 stars, Brownfield (Texas)
- LB Blake Barron, 3 stars, Rockwall (Texas)
- S Colby Peel, 3 stars, A&M Consolidated (College Station, Texas)
- S Jarrick Bernard, 3 stars, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.)
- RB Jahmyl Jeter, 3 stars, William J. Brennan (San Antonio)
- S Jason Taylor, 3 stars, Carl Albert (Oklahoma City)
- T Hunter Woodard, 3 starts, Tuscola (Ill.)
- ATH Gabe Lemons, 3 stars, Coppell (Texas)
- DE Michael Scott, Trinity Valley Community College (Athens, Texas)
5 top uncommitted targets
4-star DT Tayland Humphrey, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College
Humphrey has yet to give any indication where he’ll sign in advance of the early signing period. He took an official visit to Oklahoma State a couple of weeks ago, but the Cowboys are reportedly one of four options for the No. 8 junior college recruit in the country, along with Florida International, Alabama and Louisville. His brother, John Bolding, considered the Cowboys but committed to Florida International; Humphrey had promised to play with Bolding initially. Bolding received an offer from Alabama last month. If Bolding flips to the Crimson Tide, it could put them in the lead for Humphrey.
4-star RB Lyn-J Dixon, Taylor County (Butler, Ga.)
Amid uncertainty at Tennessee, Dixon reopened his commitment in October. Now, the Cowboys are one of two teams he could end up with. Dixon tweeted Thursday that Oklahoma State and Clemson are his final two schools. Dixon, 247Sports No. 7 all-purpose back, visited Clemson a few weeks ago and is taking an official visit with the Cowboys this weekend. Dixon told Rivals.com’s Chad Simmons that he will announce his commitment Tuesday.
3-star CB Haki Woods, Pima Community College (Tucson, Ariz.)
The Cowboys offered Woods a few weeks ago, and he visited shortly afterward. Woods, the No. 124 junior college player, would provide Oklahoma State with a veteran corner at a position where the Cowboys are young. Woods, a former Arizona commit, also has an offer from Oregon. After taking an official visit to Cal last weekend, he’s visiting Utah this weekend.
3-star CB Tanner McCalister, Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall, Texas)
McCalister was among the players Gundy visited via helicopter. The No. 60 corner and No. 86 player in Texas, McCalister has also played running back for Rockwall-Heath. He de-committed from Arkansas late last month and could be a nice coup for Gundy.
3-star DE Azur Kamara, Arizona Western College (Yuma, Ariz.)
The Cowboys are one of five teams still in position to nab Kamara, the No. 75 JUCO player. Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Florida State and Utah make up his top 5. He visited Kansas last weekend.
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed:
- QB: 2/2
- RB: 1/1
- TE: 1/1
- WR: 2/2
- OL: 5/5
- DL: 2/3
- LB: 1/2
- CB: 4/5
- S: 2/2
Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma State commits by state:
- Texas: 12 (Barron, Cardwell, Jeter, Lacy, Lemons, Nolan, Peel, Sanders, Scott, Shepherd, K. Williams, T. Williams)
- Oklahoma: 7 (Anthony, Antwine, Bray, Farrell, Moore, Ross, Taylor)
- Louisiana: 1 (Bernard)
- Illinois: 1 (Woodard)
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