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A closer look at Oklahoma State’s JUCO signings

OSU inked six players on JUCO signing day on Wednesday.



Todd Mays signs with Oklahoma State. (via 247)

Todd Mays signs with Oklahoma State. (via 247)

Some major junior college players signed with Oklahoma State on JUCO National Signing Day Wednesday, and the Cowboys also lost out on some former commitments in a few surprises.

Todd Mays, a three-star dual-threat quarterback from Junior College powerhouse East Mississippi C.C. signed with the Cowboys Wednesday, and Gundy expressed his excitement on twitter about Mays explosiveness as an athlete.

Mays was recruited as a quarterback, but he has experience at the running back position at East Mississippi C.C. and could provide depth for the Cowboys at the running back position next season following the graduation of tailback Desmond Roland and dismissal of Tyreek Hill.

Mays held offers from Memphis, Missouri, Southern Miss, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Troy but ultimately chose to sign with the Cowboys. Check out Todd May’s full profile here.

The next recruit who signed with the Cowboys Wednesday morning is three-star safety Jordan Burton from Kilgore J.C. Burton is a lengthy safety and quick athlete who is a former Memphis pledge.

Burton committed to the Pokes following an official visit in November. Burton was recruited to fill the star linebacker position that will be vacated after Josh Furman’s eligibility expires this season.

Burton held offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Arizona State, and Louisana-Lafayette. Check out his HUDL account here and find out why his twitter handle is “@bighit20.”

A big surprise Wednesday came when Deya Mhiesen, a three-star offensive tackle from Pierce College reportedly decided to sign with Arizona State and flipped his commitment from the Cowboys.

Mhiesen was a highly sought-after recruit and one of the top offensive lineman expected to make an impact next season in Stillwater.

He had offers from OU, OSU, Baylor, Louisville, and Arizona State.

The ASU news was reported yesterday but other reports say Mhiesen has yet to sign and did not sign with Arizona State. No word yet on the status of his decision.

Brandon Pertile, an offensive tackle from Mesa C.C. was committed to OSU since August but has recently wavered in his commitment to the Cowboys following an offer from Florida and an official visit to Gainesville this weekend.

In a last minute decision, Pertile stuck with the Cowboys and chose OSU over the Gators, making Pertile the second offensive lineman to sign with yesterday.

Gundy and Co. also signed defensive tackle Motekiai Maile from Tyler J.C. Maile is a three-star recruit who weighs in at a modest 307 pounds.

Maile played defensive end and defensive tackle at Tyler and has been committed to the Pokes since July. Maile held offers from Arizona State, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU and TCU but held his commitment with OSU and signed on Wednesday.

Defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements tweeted a congratulations to Maile after his signing.

Matt Kellerman, a three-star offensive guard from Butler C.C. signed with OSU Wednesday also. Kellerman committed just three days ago after taking an official visit a week ago.

Kellerman held offers from Iowa State, Louisville, and Coastal Carolina. Kellerman is a 6-foot-5, 285 pound lineman who could make an immediate impact on the offensive line next season.

Considering Deya Mhiesen’s status is uncertain, it is fortunate that OSU also has a 6-foot-6, 320 pound reinforcement from UAB coming to Stillwater in the spring in Victor Salako.

Salako was recruited by OSU, OU, Miami, Louisville, Nevada, Utah State, and San Diego State following the news of UAB’s football program. Salako started every game this season for the Blazers for a team that averaged 212.1 yards rushing per game. Salako signed yesterday with OSU and is expected to make an immediate impact on the offensive line.

Here is a look at the full list of commitments for the 2015 recruiting class.


Player Position Height Weight Rating
John Kolar QB 6’3 195 lbs. 4-star
Kevin Henry S 6’1 200 lbs. 4-star
Kenneth McGruder S 6’2 203 lbs. 4-star
Vaimoe Sekona DT 6’4 300 lbs. 3-star
Johnny Wilson OG 6’4 280 lbs. 3-star
Taaj Bakari DT 6’2 287 lbs. 3-star
Joshua Jones OT 6’5 275 lbs. 3-star
Za’Carrius Green LB 5’11 192 lbs. 3-star
Jalen McCleskey WR 5’10 165 lbs. 3-star
Bryce Balous S 5’11 180 lbs. 3-star


Player Position Height Weight Rating
Todd Mays QB 6’0 200 lbs. 3-star
Matt Kellerman OG 6’5 285 lbs. 3-star
Jordan Burton S 6’2 205 lbs. 3-star
Brandon Pertile OT 6’5 290 lbs. 3-star
Motekiai Maile DT 6’4 305 lbs. 3-star
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