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Live Blog: National Signing Day Coverage



Happy National Signing Day!

Recruits from across the country will be sending in their National Letters of Intent. This is when Oklahoma State commitments can make things official and become “official” Cowboys. Follow along for live coverage all morning with the live blog and constant updates. As letters of intent roll in, we’ll update the post.

Early Enrollees

Arlington Hambright — OL

Hambright, a prospect who signed from Garden City Community College, is a left tackle who could come in right away to help shore up the left tackle position left void by Victor Salako.

LaMarcus Morton — CB

Out of Gilmer, Texas, Morton is one of two early enrollees out of high school. Playing wide receiver/safety/cornerback at the high school level, Morton is believed to enroll early with hopes of solidifying a spot at cornerback.

Patrick Macon — ILB

All-American linebacker Patrick Macon is an instinctive inside linebacker with some of the most impressive versatility OSU has signed in the middle. He’s on campus and as the NJCAA defensive player of the year last season, will likely be an instant impact.

Brendan Vaughn — OLB

Macon will slot in as an inside linebacker, and Forney (Texas) outside linebacker/safety is a recruit with a high ceiling that will play OSU’s STAR linebacker position. He has good coverage skills and a versatility that will allow him to drop back in coverage on defense.

Jelani Woods — QB

Last of the early enrollees, but certainly not least, the 6-foot-7 Woods from Ellenwood, Georgia, is one I’m most excited about. He can make all the throws. He has a cannon that allows him to stretch the field. And once Mike Yurcich gets ahold of him, I think he’s going to be a gem.

Baron Odom — TE

The latest of additions, Wynnewood (OK) prospect Baron Odom flipped from Rice to Oklahoma State just a day ago. At 6-foot-4 with the versatility to line up wide, he’s a nice pass-catcher at the tight end position.

Enoch Smith, Jr. — DT

Former Michigan State and blue-chip defensive tackle Enoch Smith, Jr. transferred from the Spartans program to spend a season at the JUCO ranks. He brings legit experience at the Division I level and at 6-foot-2, 293 pounds, his presence lessens the blow of Vincent Taylor opting for the NFL.

Brendon Evers — DT

One of the first pledges of the 2017 class, in-state (Bixby) defensive tackle Brendon Evers is a monster in the middle. Just look…

Brock Martin — DE

The premier outside edge rusher in the state isn’t from Jenks. Or Union. He’s from Oologah. Martin, who is a stat monster in high school, has a promising career as an edge rusher/defensive end at Oklahoma State.

Thabo Mwaniki — DB

Denton Guyer (Texas) has treated Oklahoma State very well with the likes of Jimmy Bean, J.W. Walsh and Josh Stewart. Mwaniki’s up next.

Malcolm Rodriguez — Safety

As a dual-threat quarterback and defensive back for Wagoner High School (Oklahoma), Rodriguez has the ability to play anywhere on the field. But he’ll play safety for OSU.

J.D. King — Running back

You know Chuba Hubbard, right? J.D. King is his future running mate. At 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, King shattered nearly every Georgia preps high school rushing record from small school Fitzgerald. He runs like Ezekiel Elliott. That seems like a good thing for OSU.

Kris McCune — DB

Dallas Christian School safety Kris McCune hasbeen a quiet sleeper in OSU’s class, but this Blue-Grey All-American could turn some heads at OSU with his quick feet and coverage.

Braydon Johnson — WR

Tylan Wallace and LC Greenwood are two of the receivers everyone’s talking about in this class. But Johnson is a sleeper in the class. Think Chris Lacy, he’s a strong blocking receiver but also has proven he can produce as an outside receiver.

Tracin Wallace — QB/ATH

Oklahoma State is getting a good one in Tracin Wallace, a dual-threat QB/ATH from Fort Worth South Hills. Before two devastating knee injuries, he and his twin brother, Tylan, were considered the best athletes in Funky Town. That’s saying something.

Tylan Wallace — WR

I don’t put much stock into ESPN’s recruiting rankings, but Tylan is the only ESPN300 recruit in this class. And he’s a consensus top-100 player. He leaves Texas high school football as a top-10 receiver all time in terms of production. Oklahoma State may be able to find a spot for him right away with his speed. He’s always open.

Tre Sterling — Safety

From small school Sunnyvale, Texas, Tre Sterling is a defensive back who has a long-term ceiling for OSU. Given the current state of the safety position at OSU, he may be able to redshirt and get adjusted to the next level. That’d be a luxury.

“OSU is getting a player who is still discovering his potential, Sterling said on his skills. “I’m a very physical safety who isn’t shy to come down hill and hit someone! My coverage is just as good but most people don’t see that because my physicality is what stands out.”

LC Greenwood — WR

The second four-star recruit of the class, Greenwood is built in the form of Marcell Ateman at 6-foot-3, and a reported 4.49 40-yard dash time. He was a late bloomer on the recruiting trail but OSU is getting a steal.

Jake McClure — Kicker

From Chattanooga, Tennessee, McClure is a promising kicker/punter. He’s got insane range (as you can see from kick #1 here). With his strong leg, I think he could at least challenge for a spot in place kicking/field goal kicking.

Fua Leilua — Defensive Tackle

After committing to OSU in the process, TCU and Utah State came knocking late. But he stuck with his original feeling, and the Snow Junior College defensive tackle is OSU bound.

“I’m just another kid from a small town with big dreams,” Leilua said last week. “One thing I promise is that Oklahoma State will be getting nothing but the best out of me as a player as well as a person. I’m going to give a 110% effort in everything I do. I’m just humbled and blessed to have this opportunity.”

Chuba Hubbard — Running back

Canadian speedster Chuba Hubbard is one of the last to send in his LOI. But he runs on Canada time. Four-star tailback with speed and size, Hubbard is more than a one-trick pony.

“They’re getting a versatile player. A playmaker,” he told PFB. “You know everyone talks about my speed, but in my senior season, I worked more on key things to prepare for Oklahoma State, like switching the ball, running harder, hands, etc. Now I feel I can break those long runs but when you need me on the third-and-3, I’ll be able to get that. I’m planning to come in around 205 pounds and after this track year I’m hoping to come in faster than ever.”

Sione Finefeuiaki — TE

College of San Mateo tight end prospect Finefeuiaki is a fullback/tight end — and one that will likely see significant time as a junior next season. He’s a strong blocker, has a history of catching balls downfield, and will be a key cog in the running game from day one.

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