Junior offensive lineman Marcus Alexander of Sunnyvale (Texas) was one of a handful of unofficial visitors at Oklahoma State this weekend. The three-star recruit, according to 247Sports evaluators, has six scholarship offers including OSU and Texas Tech, and he says the Cowboys left a strong impression on him after a weekend in Stillwater.
“I had an awesome time,” Alexander told Pistols Firing. “The coaches are awesome; it just felt like home.”
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The Cowboy coaching staff is duking it out for Alexander with Texas Tech, both of which figure to be at the top of his list at this juncture. And while the Red Raiders appear to be a strong challenger, offensive line coach Josh Henson has proven himself an ace recruiter, and his fingerprints are all over Alexander’s process.
“He’s like a dad,” says Alexander of Henson, who is fresh off a huge five offensive linemen haul in the 2018 recruiting class.
Henson has yet to land a commitment in the 2019 class, but in Alexander, he may be close. The 6-3, 295-pound offensive guard tells me he hasn’t yet set a decision timeline, but OSU, which offered in late-February, remains in the forefront of his mind this spring as many prospects in his classification have begun making their college decisions.
Should a decision come soon, the Cowboys should be confident about their chances to land him after a successful weekend visit that seems to have left him feeling comfortable with the staff and a potential future in Stillwater.