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QB Recruit Garret Rangel Commits to Oklahoma State

OSU has its centerpiece for the 2022 class.



Oklahoma State has landed a major commitment on the recruiting trail in quarterback Garret (one T) Rangel, giving the Cowboys the type of foundational piece for the 2022 cycle that keeps the program’s momentum rolling full-steam ahead on the recruiting trail.

Rangel is a three-star prospect from Lone Star High School in Frisco, Texas. A soon-to-be senior, he’s the former teammate of incoming OSU running back Jaden Nixon, who raved about him an interview with us last year.

“Man, let me tell you, he can definitely just sling it,” Nixon said of Rangel. “If you’re coming out of a break, he puts the ball right there on you. When he’s into it, he’s on point.

“Off the field he’s a good guy. He’s very talented in many different aspects of life. He plays the piano. He’s just gifted in so many areas besides football. His grades are phenomenal. On and off the field he’s a great guy. He’s definitely a leader. Someone people look up to. He’d be a great addition for Oklahoma State.”

Rangel became a target for Oklahoma State when it offered him last April, shortly after hiring Tim Rattay as the program’s quarterback coach. Since then his recruitment had really blossomed, with offers from Vandy, Virginia Tech and Utah among others, culminating with his Cowboys commitment.

“For me, it was the culture and environment,” Rangel told Pistols Firing of why he chose OSU. “I took a virtual visit, my family and I took a virtual visit like two weeks ago, and the whole staff was on there. The whole coaching staff was on there. The way they showed my parents and me so much love, it was a blessing.

“I think that was the biggest thing for me was just the cultural environment. It has what I need academically and athletically, and I feel like it fits my personality really well. That’s why I went with Oklahoma State.”

OSU did not take a scholarship quarterback in the 2021 cycle which set up 2022 to be a critically important cycle to land a potential difference-maker at QB, so in Rangel — who they targeted by becoming his first Power 5 to offer — they have someone who has the arm talent, poise and intangibles to compete in training camp in 2022.

“I love playing with that dude,” said Nixon. “People love being around him, both on and off the field.”

Rangel has been a silent commitment to the Pokes for weeks as OSU has steadily gained attention in its rise up the recruiting rankings. He’s the seventh commitment of the 2022 cycle and the fifth recruit to commit this month, joining Mason Gilkey (WR), Ollie Gordon (RB), Landon Dean (ATH/DE) and Cameron Epps (CB). Four-star RB CJ Brown and three-star Stillwater linebacker recruit Gabe Brown round out the updated class, which now ranks 9th nationally (!!) and second in the Big 12 behind OU.

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