Oklahoma State Offers 5-star Receiver Devonta Lee

[Credit: Scout]
Written by Kyle Boone

Oklahoma State has extended an offer to one of the nation’s top talents in the 2019 class.

On Wednesday, 2019 wide receiver Devonta Lee of Amite, Louisiana, reported an offer from the Cowboys — his tenth Division I offer in total. His star-studded scholarship list also includes the likes of Florida State, Auburn, LSU, Florida, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Tennessee.

At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Lee already has a frame built perfectly for the next level.  He’s far beyond just an intriguing prospect at this point in his high school career, and teams have flocked like birds to see him at Amite as he’s shot up the rankings to No. 20 nationally in the class, and the No. 3 wide receiver in 2019. He does a little of everything well on the gridiron and also plays on the hardwood where he’s a standout athlete.

Here’s Scout with their recent evaluation on him from his sophomore campaign.

Lee is a physical, aggressive wide receiver. He has a great body and frame for a high school receiver and he could draw some attention as an H-Back or flex-out tight end due to his size and skill-set too. He has shown he will fight for the football and he will go up in coverage and make the tough catches. He can catch the ball across the middle or down the field. His route running needs improvement and he can improve his speed and explosiveness as well. He is an athlete who also plays basketball, so he has very good coordination and he will be one of the best in the state of Louisiana for 2019. [Scout]

Being from Amite, it should come as no surprise that the LSU Tigers are considered his unofficial leader. It’s a local school being in-state, and top prospects in The Boot don’t typically make their way out of the state lines.

The selling point for Lee here if you’re OSU is the recent line of Louisianimals that have found their way into Stillwater and enjoyed success. Reserve linebacker Kevin Henry is from Louisiana and is a former LSU commit. Vincent Taylor, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, is from Louisiana. And quarterback Keondre Wudtee and receiver Tyron Johnson are both from The Boot — the latter of which transferred from LSU last season and is slated for a breakout year with the Cowboys.

The downside for the Lee sweepstakes is that he’s stated his intentions of holding a commitment off until national signing day. If OSU doesn’t feel it has a real shot in his recruitment or not gaining traction with him from an interest standpoint, they will likely move down the board. But for now, Kasey Dunn has his foot in the door and has a chance to make an impression early in his recruitment.

  • BBJD

    One positive to this is he tagged JJ McCleskey in his offer tweet who is obviously the father of Jalen and close to Tyron. If they have huge seasons the next 2 years while LSU receivers do LSU receiver things(under produce due to bad QB’s) I could see that helping us but a long shot to be sure.

  • Alec M

    You’ve got Washington, Blackmon, Westbrook, the 2 transferring from TTU, Dez, Tavon Austin in the BIG 12 vs what in the SEC? Amari Cooper? only name I can think of

    • Frank Eaton

      Oh lord… com’on man. Julio Jones (best WR in the league right now!), O’dell Beckham, AJ Green, Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Randall Cobb, Hines Ward, Percy Harvin, Alshon Jefferey (sp?), and Jabar Gaffney to name a few…

      • Alec M

        Weeeell I was trying to prove a point, so I didn’t research that hard

        • Frank Eaton

          I don’t want to make it sound like we don’t have great WRs, because we do… but so does the SEC.