Quarterback Jelani Woods Arrives in Stillwater to Enroll Early

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Written by Kyle Boone

Oklahoma State quarterback recruit Jelani Woods arrived on the Stillwater campus on Wednesday and is enrolling early as expected, per a source close to the signal caller.

That’s big news for OSU fans who may have been worried about whether other schools would try to pick him off before signing. Despite a firm commitment for nearly a year, other schools came in and tried to pry him away. But he held firm in his commitment, and will compete with the Cowboys early this spring.

He even tweeted on it earlier this afternoon.

He is one of several early enrollees, joining linebacker Brendan Vaughn and LaMarcus Morton among the high school prospects making it to campus early. Junior college linebacker Patrick Macon and offensive lineman Arlington Hambright will also enroll early.

The 6-foot-7 quarterback and Georgia native picked the Cowboys over a slew of other offers that included Michigan, South Carolina, Louisville and others. He will be competing at quarterback alongside the returning starter Mason Rudolph, true freshman Keondre Wudtee, redshirt sophomore walk-on Taylor Cornelius, and redshirt freshman John Kolar.

  • Darth

    The exodus of QB talent after Rudolph’s successor is named in 2018 is going to be interesting to watch.

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  • Trigiddy

    That’s some of the worst camera work I’ve ever seen in his highlight package.

    • Andrew Pottinger

      That was actually comical.

  • Sugar Skull Pete

    How many years does the Oil Baron get? Didn’t come in for Chelf at one point?

    • Kyle Cox

      He’ll be a redshirt junior in 2017.

  • Chris Stover

    The talent we have is awesome. The competition for Wudtee and Woods in 2018 for starting job is going to be interesting to watch.

  • Sonny

    I’m curious to see who backs up the reindeer this year. That will tell us a lot about who the future #1 will be. Has Kolar or Wudtee progressed enough enough to take over the #2 spot or does the oil baron have it locked up? Time will tell.

  • guest

    The season is over, so can’t we refer to them by their proper eligibility designation? Kolar is a redshirt sophomore, Wudtee is a redshirt freshman.

    • Kyle Boone

      Still have spring semester to go, mate. Classification is based on academics, not sport. They are STUDENT-athletes, after all.

      • Matt Belanger

        “Student” athletes.

  • BostonPoke

    Nothing against Mr. Woods but Spencer Sanders (2018 commit) is a better bet to take over reins from Rudolph.

    • scott

      A true freshman in 2018? Not likely. Assuming he ends up signing with us, it’s rare for a true freshman to be named starting QB. Yes, it happens, but it’s rare and for every 1 example, you can list another 50+ that didn’t start as a true – necessary b/c of injuries not included. Not something you make a smart bet on.

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