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Oklahoma State Offers Arkansas Safety Commit Taijh Overton

Could the Cowboys go into SEC territory and get another safety?



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Football recruiting is set to pick back up with the Cowboys starting a string of visits in June.

But Oklahoma State is also adding to its target list by trying to flip a commitment from an SEC school. Arkansas safety commit Taijh Overton announced Wednesday that he added an Oklahoma State offer. Out of Mobile, Alabama, Overton committed to the Razorbacks in April.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Overton is the No. 664 player in the 2025 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. That makes him the No. 49 safety in the class and the No. 28 player from Alabama.

Along with his Arkansas and OSU offers, Overton has also announced offers to Florida State, Ole Miss, Missouri, UCF and others.

As a junior in 2023 at Williamson High in Mobile, Overton compiled 116 tackles, nine tackles for loss, a pair of sacks, 19 pass breakups, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

It’s not often OSU goes as far east as Alabama on the recruiting trail, but it isn’t unheard of. Last cycle, the Cowboys went and plucked running back Jaden Allen-Hendrix out of South Carolina. The cycle before that, the Pokes went into SEC territory for another safety in Tywon Wray Jr., from Georgia.

The Cowboys are off to a hot start in the 2025 cycle. OSU’s class of nine ranks 33rd nationally, according to 247Sports, which is good for fifth in the Big 12. The Pokes do, however, have a need for defensive prospects in the class, as the only defender committed at this point is Wichita linebacker Kyle Keya.

A few 2025 defenders have put OSU in their top groups as of late. Four-star edge rusher Michael Riles put the Pokes in his top six in mid-May. Utah linebacker Nusi Taumoepeau placed OSU in his top five last week. And three-star defensive lineman Xavier Ukponu had OSU in a list of nine.

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