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Despite Encouraging Prospects, OSU in Bottom Half of Big 12 Recruiting Rankings for 2019



The dog days of summer are upon us. Football has gone into its yearly hibernation, and we’ll have to sustain ourselves with recruiting news and hypothetical QB debates until August.

The Cowboys have been making some headway on the recruiting trail, especially second-year offensive line coach Josh Henson. He added five linemen in this latest round and is hot on the trail of several promising prospects for 2019.

But overall, the Pokes are lagging a bit. Oklahoma State closed their 2018 recruiting class at No. 5 in the Big 12 and No. 33 nationally according to 247Sports and are currently a few spots worst than that in both categories.

Let see how the Cowboys look and where they rank currently for the 2019 cycle.

Current Commits

Grayson Boomer – Four-star Tight End | Collinsville (Collinsville, Okla.)
Demarco Jones – Three-star Cornerback | Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
Kody Walterscheid – Three-star Defense End| Muenster (Muenster, Texas)
Tom Hutton – Two-star Punter | ProKick Australia (Australia)

With these four commits, the Cowboys currently rank No. 7 in the Big 12 and No. 44 nationally. Some of this is a function of how few commitments they currently have (only the Kansas schools and Tech have fewer right now).

Here’s a look at the Big 12 rankings.

Big 12 Commits ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ National Ranking
Oklahoma 11 1 7 3 2
TCU 9 0 1 8 17
Texas 5 0 4 1 23
Baylor 7 0 0 7 26
Iowa State 7 0 0 7 28
West Virginia 5 0 0 5 40
Oklahoma State 4 0 1 2 44
Texas Tech 2 0 1 1 58
Kansas State 2 0 0 2 64
Kansas 1 0 1 0 68

It’s still early in the cycle and we’re all still learning how the new initial signing period (December 19-21) will affect recruiting. This is the first full year slate since the early period was debuted for the 2018 class last winter.

Oklahoma State could land Demarco Jones’ partner in crime and Justice Hill’s younger brother, Dax. Then, all of the sudden, things look drastically different. And the Cowboys have yet to receive a promise at QB with OSU still technically in the mix for four-star Houston product, Grant Gunnell.

But having the same amount of four-star commits as Kansas isn’t great no matter what the calendar says. And from all accounts, OSU’s in-state rival is doing anything but slowing down on the crootin’ trail.

Things can change quickly in the recruiting game, especially this early. Hopefully they change for the better for Oklahoma State.

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