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Who OSU Has and Who is Coming at OL

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Oklahoma State’s offensive line, which struggled in 2014 and 2015, took a huge step forward in 2016. The offense rushed for a touch over 170 yards per game, and the improved offense line produced a 1,000 yard freshman rusher and all-american in Justice Hill.

That says a lot about the talent of Hill. But that feat couldn’t be accomplished without a much improved offensive line unit that returns several veterans to anchor the unit in 2017, but also has a flurry of youth that could make an impact soon. Here’s how the scholarships shake out looking toward 2017 and who OSU has on the way.

Senior Junior Sophomores Freshmen 2018 offers
Larry Williams Lemeaefe Galea’i Johnny Wilson None Darrell Simpson
Zach Crabtree Deionte Noel Teven Jenkins Tramonda Moore
Jesse Robinson Matt Mucha Marcus Keyes Barton Clement
Shane Richards Arlington Hambright (JUCO trx) Dylan Galloway Chasen Hines
Brad Lundblade  Tyler Moore (RS — Eligible in 2018) Matt Kegel

A number of decommitments in the 2017 class has led to a bit of an unfortunate situation for OSU in the class, with only one current commitment coming in next season so far in junior college transfer Arlington Hambright.

Hambright, who has already made his way to campus as an early enrollee, is a talented offensive tackle who chose OSU over a number of other options out of Garden City Community College.

Being a 6-foot-5 300-pound tackle with good athleticism and quick feet, Hambright could be in the running to replace left tackle Victor Salako this season with his experience at the junior college level.

I’d suspect that Oklahoma State will attempt to take at least two additional lineman in the class to add to Hambright, based off their recent pursuits. It may bump all the way to signing day before those get sealed.

As for 2018 commitments, Oklahoma State has long been in the running for several top lineman. The coaching staff works from a top-down approach (as do almost all staffs), as they pursue top-rated recruits this early in the process. As signing day approaches or as evaluations change, those targets may shift. Right now, here are four names to know.

Tramonda Moore — Independence Community College

Moore, a one-time Oklahoma State signee, is back on the market and is once again a premier recruit at the offensive tackle position. Already with offers from UCLA, Iowa State, Mississippi State and OSU, the 6-foot-6 baller will have more coming his way.

Darrell Simpson — Northwest HS

With 20 offers that includes OU, Ohio State, Baylor, OSU and Michigan, Simpson may end up as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in his class. In fact, 247 ranks him as the No. 7 prospect in the country at offensive tackle.

OSU has long been in pursuit of Simpson, as he has made multiple visits to Stillwater. That could be a big factor in his recruitment since OSU has held a longstanding relationship with the top recruit.

Chasen Hines — Marshall (Texas)

This is a new one. Oklahoma State offered just Friday, in fact. Hines is a 6-foot-3 310-pounder with pursuit from Texas, Baylor and TCU as well.

Hines is widely regarded as an offensive guard, and that’s where it appears OSU is looking at him as well.

Barton Clement — Fort Bend Marshall

As with others on this list, Clement has already racked up a nice offer sheet with the likes of Texas, Ohio State, Michigan and Auburn. The 6-foot-2 offensive guard prospect is trending towards Texas A&M, according to 247 crystal ball predictions.

From Missouri City, Texas, Clement is an athletic guard where OSU likes him, and where he has had major success at the high school level.

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