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OSU Football Recruiting: The Three Big Remaining Needs in the 2020 Class

A look at major needs OSU still needs to fill in the 2020 class.



Oklahoma State has done a good job plugging holes in its recruiting class in the 2020 cycle to make sure it is well prepared for the future, but there’s work to be done yet.

With Chuba Hubbard looking like an NFL back, defensive line depth still uncertain, and defensive backs seemingly always in short supply, the staff still has spots to fill and scholarships to offer before the recruiting cycle comes to a close. Here are the positions to monitor and names to watch over the next month before the early signing period in December.

1. Running back

There’s a lot that goes into running back needs in this cycle: The fact that Chuba Hubbard is probably more gone after this season than he is with a 10-yard-wide hole in the B-gap, the fact that junior college pickup Dezmon Jackson hasn’t been able to stay healthy, and the fact that OSU doesn’t have a commitment from a RB this cycle all factor in here. At minimum, I would think OSU takes one player at this position — and maybe two.

Names to watch: Daniyel Ngata, Isaiah Jacobs, Sevion Morrison

2. Wide receiver

Tylan Wallace’s season-ending ACL injury could play a role here in how OSU addresses recruiting moving forward. If he goes to the NFL after this season, OSU will need to add an extra player, and if he returns, OSU should still prepare for the possibility that he won’t return as a clear-cut No. 1 less than a year removed from a major knee injury. OSU has one commitment already in the cycle from Arizona product Matt Polk, but another — or maybe two — seems possible with Jordan McCray’s grad transfer eligibility up after this season, too.

Names to watch: Loic Fouonji, Jay Wilkerson

3. Offensive line

Oklahoma State has already received verbal commitments from four high school recruits in the 2020 class at offensive line, but a recent offer to Tulsa Union guard Jake Henry signals they may be after at least one more.

Nonetheless, this is already shaping up to be a massively impressive offensive line recruiting class. Best of all, these are Charlie Dickey-scouted players who fit Charlie Dickey’s own wants. That doesn’t guarantee anything necessarily, but his eye for talent is amongst the best in the Big 12.

Names to watch: Jake Henry, Tobias Braun

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