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Deondrick Glass One of Highest-Ranked Running Backs to Commit to OSU

The crown jewel of OSU’s 2019 class and where he stacks up in program history.



Oklahoma State may have saved its best addition to the 2019 recruiting class for last.

On Monday, four-star running back Deondrick Glass picked the Pokes during the Blue Grey All-American bowl, and instantly became the highest-ranked commitment in a class packed with two other four-stars in Grayson Boomer and Langston Anderson.

He also quickly ascended the ranks of the all-time great recruits at running back to pick Oklahoma State since recruiting rankings were tracked in the pre-aughts. If there is no more movement in the rankings before he signs, which isn’t expected, he becomes the fifth-highest ranked running back in OSU’s history dating back to at least 1999.

Here’s a look at who stands ahead of him at the position, how they performed at OSU, and their final respective rankings.

Herschel Sims 96.82 31 carries, 242 yds, 2 TDs (9 games)
Tatum Bell 96.18 634 carries, 3,409 yds, 34 TDs (41 games)
Tyreek Hill 93.97 102 carries, 534 yds, 31 rec, 281 yds, 2 TDs (12 games)
Devon Thomas 91.47 Kicked off team before playing
Deondrick Glass 91.38 Committed to OSU on Monday

Glass is also now among the top-25 commitments in program history.

Bobby Reid QB 98.45 2004
Xavier Lawson-Kennedy DT 98.13 2003
Richetti Jones DE 97.86 2007
Dez Bryant WR 97.83 2007
Herschel Sims RB 96.82 2011
Tatum Bell RB 96.18 2000
Dexter Pratt ATH 95.17 2009
Shaun Lewis LB 94.84 2010
Tramonda Moore OL 94.80 2016
Tylan Wallace WR 94.42 2017
J.W. Walsh QB 94.30 2011
Tyreek Hill RB 93.97 2014
CJ Moore WR 93.88 2018
Derek Burton DE 93.76 2006
Kye Staley ATH/FB 93.65 2008
Terrance Anderson CB 93.28 2006
Spencer Sanders QB 93.11 2018
Robbie Reid QB 92.22 2004
Anthony Morgan OL 92.22 2009
Nathan Peterson DE 92.22 2004
Perrish Cox CB 91.97 2006
Gyasi Akem LB 91.63 2014
Devon Thomas RB 91.47 2014
William Cole ATH 91.42 2007
Deondrick Glass RB 91.38 2019


As you can see from both lists below, being highly ranked doesn’t guarantee a star-like impact. Herschel Sims was well on his way to becoming a really good running back, but an incident in which he borrowed money from his friend without his friend’s permission earned him an early dismissal from the team and Mike Gundy.

Devon Thomas was also in line to make an early and sustained impact at Oklahoma State, but he, too, was dismissed.

But Glass’s ceiling is undeniably high, and by all accounts, a star-in-the-making. If he stays focused and keeps his head and pad level down, he has a chance to make an early impact in OSU’s running back room and entrench himself as a building block in OSU’s young-but-exciting offense for years to come.

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