Oklahoma State recruiting: Latest updates on the Cowboys’ next class

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The Oklahoma State recruiting Class of 2018 grew by one this week as the Cowboys landed a long-sought target.

Three-star defensive tackle Israel Antwine, out of Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, committed to Oklahoma State on Sunday, becoming the Cowboys’ 20th commit. Holes remain, but Antwine’s commitment boosts the Cowboys on the defensive side.

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. 30 nationally and No. 5 in the Big 12, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The class features two 4-star players and 18 3-stars.

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The defensive line was a clear need in this class, but the Cowboys shored that up with Antwine’s commitment. He’s the nation’s 59th-ranked defensive tackle and the No. 13 player in Oklahoma, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The Cowboys had been after him for a while, so locking him up has to feel good.

Offers by the numbers

  • Reported offers: 130
  • 5-star offers: 7
  • 4-star offers: 46
  • In-state recruits offered: 19
  • Texas recruits offered: 71
  • Louisiana recruits offered: 10
  • Georgia recruits offered: 7

Commits

  • 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)

5 top uncommitted targets

4-star DT Tayland Humphrey, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College

Antwine’s commitment likely won’t cool the Cowboys’ interest in Humphrey. The No. 6 junior college recruit in the country is choosing among Oklahoma State, 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.

3-star OLB Braden Cassity, Westlake (Austin, Texas)

The Cowboys became Cassity’s ninth offer last week, with Tulane offering as well Wednesday. Cassity has also received offers from Army, Navy and Tulsa, among others. At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, Cassity could be a linebacker or defensive end, both of which are positions of need for Oklahoma State in this recruiting class. Cassity, the No. 208 player in Texas, is taking an unofficial visit to Wisconsin this weekend.

3-star TE James Palmer, Westmoore (Oklahoma City)

Palmer, the state of Oklahoma’s No. 12 recruit, represents another option after Oklahoma State got a commitment from JUCO tight end Jake Ross. Should the Cowboys choose to pursue a four-year player for the position, Palmer would be a logical fit. Oklahoma State was the first Division I program to offer Palmer, who has dealt with injuries in the past.

3-star DE Azur Kamara, Arizona Western College (Yuma, Ariz.)

Before Baylor offered Kamara earlier this month, the Cowboys were the most recent team to make him an offer, doing so Aug. 10. The country’s No. 46 junior college player has 16 other offers and has taken visits to Iowa State and Louisville.

3-star TE Nic McTear, Heritage (Frisco, Texas)

McTear, another tight end option for the Cowboys, hasn’t received any new offers since de-committing from Oklahoma State in late July. It’s possible a reunion could be in store over the coming months.

Position breakdown

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: 4/4
  • S: 2/2

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma State commits by state:

  • Texas: 11 (Barron, Cardwell, Jeter, Lacy, Lemons, Nolan, Peel, Sanders, Shepherd, K. Williams, T. Williams)
  • Oklahoma: 7 (Anthony, Antwine, Bray, Farrell, Moore, Ross, Taylor)
  • Louisiana: 1  (Bernard)
  • Illinois: 1 (Woodard)

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