Oklahoma State’s 2018 recruiting class is in the books and the same holds true for its walk-on class, which is chock-full of local kids in the Oklahoma and Texas area looking to get their shot at the Division I level.
Let’s take a look at which players are planning to walk on at OSU with my four favorite incoming walk-on adds, and a list of the best of the rest.
Jacob Morris | 5-10, 180-pound WR | Newcastle, Okla.
Morris was as productive a receiver as you’ll find in a bunch of walk-ons. A first-team Oklahoman All-State selection, Morris had a monstrous 111-reception, 2003-yard, 23-TD senior season catching passes from Texas signee Casey Thompson. He was second in the nation in receptions and third in the nation in receiving yards last season.
Gabe Simpson | 6-4, 200-pound QB | Jay, Okla.
As a senior last season, Simpson accounted for 3,000 yards and 33 touchdowns in the regular season. He also had more than 60 tackles and eight interceptions on defense, giving OSU a versatile, 6-4 athlete who theoretically could make a switch from QB to safety at the next level a la Malcolm Rodriguez.
C. Mbari Snoddy | 5-11, 190-pound RB | Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
According to MaxPreps, Edmond Santa Fe star C. Mbari Snoody compiled 1,218 yards rushing on 110 yards per game last season. A productive high school talent for a title contending Santa Fe team, Snoddy’s intriguing to me in part because of his uber-efficient 6.5 yards per carry average. He almost certainly won’t see the field in 2018 barring an injury bug in the RB room, but is an interesting developmental player.
Braden Spicer |LB, 6-1, 220-pound LB | Tulsa (Union), Okla.
If you watch film of Braden Spicer with Tulsa Union last season, he’d be maybe the eighth or ninth player to pop on film. Slightly undersized and fairly restricted from a mobility standpoint as a linebacker, he overcomes it all by playing with fire and energy that I think could translate to a special teams contributor.
Best of the rest
David Thibodeaux-Benoit | 5-10, 185-pound athlete | Chickasha, Okla.
Jason Bartel | 6-7, 305-pound OT | Sallisaw, Okla
Carson Kropp, LB, 6-2, 230, Owasso, Okla.
Cutter Cleveland | 6-3, 210-pound DE | Rockwall (Heath), Texas
Seth Meacham | 6-2, 310-pound DT | Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall), Okla.
Brenden Ryan | 6-6, 210-pound WR | Jay, Okla.