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Gundy Expects Presley to Play Role on Offense and Special Teams in 2020

Presley has been showing out in fall camp, and his younger brother torched Union on Friday night.



[Photo via Bruce Waterfield, Oklahoma State Athletics]

Brennan Presley’s contributions to the 2020 Cowboys could extend past being only a dynamic return man.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had his weekly teleconference with reporters Monday morning. There Gundy said he would anticipate Presley being a factor on special teams and offensively.

It was thought difficult for any of the Cowboys’ four true freshman receivers to break into a deep position group that included Tylan Wallace, Dillon Stoner, Braydon Johnson, Dee Anderson, Langston Anderson and Landon Wolf, but apparently the Bixby speedster isn’t just any freshman.

“He’s a young player that’s a little further along than other freshmen because he competes,” Gundy said. “He goes out every day. He’s not concerned with total number of reps. You can get him 200 reps, and he’s going to continue to fight and compete. He likes to play the game of football, and he has a tremendous attitude. Those are really key ingredients in a freshman being able to compete early in their career.”

Gundy saying he would anticipate Presley being a factor on offense goes a bit against what offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn said a few weeks ago. At the beginning of August, Dunn noted how special a player Presley is and said he would be a good player at OSU for a long time, but Dunn ended his spiel on Presley in saying he would have to “wait his turn.”

But that was four weeks ago, so only those in the practices know how much Presley has been able to show since then.

Presley is a fan-favorite among OSU’s 2020 recruiting class despite not being all that heralded on national recruiting websites. The reigning Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, Presley did it all for the Bixby Spartans last season en route to a 13-0 season and a state championship.

For the Spartans last season, the shifty Presley scored on a punt return, a kick return, on a rush, off two interceptions and had 24 receiving TDs. He also had 1,515 receiving yards, 129 rushing yards and seven INTs.

Partly because of his stature, OSU lists him at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds, Presley was just the No. 925 recruit in his class, nationally.

If Presley continues to out run recruiting expectations, this is a formula Gundy and his staff could try again in a few years. Braylin Presley, Brennan’s younger brother, was a sophomore running back on that Bixby team last season and ran for 1,386 yards and 21 touchdowns while catching another six scores.

The younger Presley nearly beat state power Union by himself putting up four touchdowns and 252 yards in the Spartans 34-0 win.

Braylin Presley is in the 2022 class and is unranked as of now, only having offers from Memphis, New Mexico and William and Mary, but this could be the beginning of the next great set of receiving brothers at OSU.

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