This summer has been a busy as always for Mike Gundy and his staff as they are setting themselves up for a potentially great 2015 recruiting class.
With 10 recruits already, the class is off to a solid start. Last week they added not one, but two offensive linemen to fill one of the biggest needs in the class. In this summer recap we’ll get you up to speed on a few of OSU’s top prospects including a trio of 5-star recruits.
One of the greatest needs for the 2015 class is to sure up depth on the offensive line. This week was huge in achieving that. Jones selected Oklahoma State over TCU and Texas Tech on Monday.
Pistols Firing from Houston, TX! Welcome to our FAMILY #BeACowboy
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) August 11, 2014
Good read here on his decision and new O-Line Coach Connelly’s impact on it (Scout)
The offensive line got more much needed depth when Pertile joined Jones in committing to the Cowboys. In his solid 6’6 300 pound frame, I’d expect Pertile to compete for playing time right away.
Pistols Firing from Mesa, AZ. Welcome to our FAMILY! #BeACowboy
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) August 13, 2014
— Brandon Pertile (@BrandonPertile) August 13, 2014
There’s been a lot of chat within the coaches and players to make Oklahoma State Cornerback U and that moniker would get a huge boost with a commitment from Sheffield. The Cowboys are in his top 12 among all the heavy hitters in college football.
Kendall Sheffield top 12 (no order):
1.Bama, Baylor, Florida St., LSU, Ohio St., Oklahoma, Oklahoma st, Oregon, Texas, Texas a&m UCLA, USC
— Mike Craven (@CravenMike) August 7, 2014
Settle has an offer from all the powerhouses. Oklahoma State is likely an underdog to get a commitment from Settle, but that isn’t stopping the coaching staff. The Virginia product is at the top of the prospect board for the Cowboys.
It’s hard to argue with his choices here.
Fun answers from @tim_settle abt recruiting process:
Best looking girls: #OkState
Best food: BBQ at #Tennessee
Best facilities: #OkState
— Jeremy Crabtree KMBC (@jeremycrabtree) July 10, 2014
First official offer Oklahoma State pic.twitter.com/M0E0HQHb3m
— Tim Settle Jr (@tim_settle) August 2, 2014
The states top prospect was on a visit recently and I’m sure got some encouragement from Poke commit Norman North’s John Kolar.
— Josh Wariboko-Alali (@JoshuaJ45) August 1, 2014
Johnson has shown interest in OSU, but it sounds like LSU and Texas Tech are the teams to beat thus far.
— Rivals (@Rivals) July 4, 2014
The linebacker position is a definite need in the 2015 class and it looks like McNeal is a prime target for Oklahoma State.
3. OK. State
— The DeAndre McNeal (@DeAndreMcNeal3) August 6, 2014
After a recent visit to Texas A&M, Jones reaffirmed his commitment to Oklahoma State. Jones is undoubtedly the prized recruit for the Pokes thus far. Lets hope his commitment holds throughout the season. If his twitter account is any indication, Jones is pumped to be a Cowboy.
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) August 6, 2014