Oklahoma State Targets to Watch out for at The Opening This Summer

JaMarr Chase [247]
Written by Kyle Porter

The Opening is Nike’s take on a recruiting national championship, and it takes place later on this summer at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Tylan Wallace competed in the training, coaching and competition last year, and although there are no current OSU commits headed to Oregon, there are a few guys the Cowboys are targeting.

JaMarr Chase, WR — Archbishop Rummel (LA)

Could be Chase be next in what is becoming a sizable line of Cowboy stars to come out of Louisiana? Here’s Barton Simmons on Chase’s leap as one of the top players in the country.

Louisiana wide receiver JaMarr Chase impressed me a lot with his physical performance at the New Orleans regional earlier in the year. He showed some athleticism as well recently with the best long jump in Louisiana at more than 24 feet. He’s now ranked No. 130 nationally. [247]

It’s so hard to swipe top 10 recruits from LSU (last year they split seven of the top 11 with Alabama), but Oklahoma State’s embarrassment of riches can’t hurt in the recruiting effort. Either way, Chase will be fun to watch come June.

Al’vonte Woodard, WR — Lamar HS

Another stud wideout and the No. 7 player in the state of Texas has Oklahoma State in his top 10. Here’s Mike Roach of Horns 247.

Woodard has a fantastic frame with a strong build and long arms. He’s able to create separation in a multitude of ways, but he mainly utilizes his quick feet and fluid movement ability. Woodard shows an almost surgical ability to set defensive backs up before exploding through his cuts and changing direction on a dime. Woodard’s deep ability is aided by his speed, leaping ability and body control.

Woodard shows great ability to track the ball in the air, and his strong hands allow him to make tough catches in traffic. His strong body is also tough to tackle in the open field, and his ability after the catch make him a home run threat with the ball in his hands. Woodard shows soft hands with a natural pass-catching ability. [Horns 247]

It sounds like he’s probably headed to Texas, but he would pair pretty nicely with C.J. Moore for the foreseeable future.

Woodard is one of just 10 players from the state of Texas who will be at The Opening.

Leon O’Neal, S — Cy Springs

Another of the 10 who will be in Oregon, and somebody OSU has a better chance at, is Leon O’Neal Jr. out of Cy Springs which is in Houston. O’Neal is the No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas, and I’ve been told he’s of the highest priority for Oklahoma State. He has OSU in his final 12 right now.

It’s easy to see why.

O’Neal will also likely stay closer to home in Texas, but as Kyle Boone pointed out recently, he’s at least potentially expanding his horizons a little bit.

The Opening will take place on June 28 – July 3 and will be broadcast in part on ESPNU.

  • two4osu

    O’Neal can sure stick a tackle. Consider the brightest orange, young sir.