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Iman Oates Commits, Signs with Oklahoma State at Start of Early Signing Period

The Cowboys add size and experience to their defensive interior.



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The Cowboys added some much need size and experience to its defensive interior.

Iman Oates, a junior college defensive tackle from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, committed and signed with Oklahoma State on Wednesday morning, the start of the early signing period.

At 6-foot-3, 305-pound Tulsa native is unranked by 247Sports but boasts a long offer sheet of mid-major programs. The Cowboys were the first Power Five conference team to offer Oates on Nov. 28, and he officially visited Stillwater Dec. 2. Others to extend include SMU, Arkansas State, UTEP and FIU.

For the Norseman last year, Oates recorded up 40 total tackles (23 solo), nine tackles for loss and three sacks. Against Trinity Valley Community College, he racked up 11 tackles and a sack.

Oates joins Ricky Lolohea, a high school defensive tackle, as Oklahoma State tries to retool its interior defensive line. The Cowboys said goodbye to longtime starting D-tackle Brendon Evers, who will leave to go pro.

Here’s a look at Oates in action.

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