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Recruiting: A Defensive Wish List for 2016



I talked yesterday about a wish list for Oklahoma State on the offensive side of the ball, which you can read here. Today, I’ll highlight some defensive prospects still left on the board for the Cowboys and where they stand in their recruiting process.

Calvin Bundage, Safety / Linebacker

Bundage is a 6’3, 200-pound prospect who may have outgrown the safety position, but could develop into an excellent player at the hybrid “star” linebacker position for the Pokes. He has offers from around 20 Div. I programs, but the real players are Oklahoma, Arizona State, Oregon, Tennessee, and Oklahoma State. (Bundage, pictured right here with top offensive target Tramonda Moore.)

Isaiahh Loudermilk, Defensive End

Loudermilk is an eight-man football standout from West Elk High School in Howard, Kansas. He has offers from K-State, OSU, and most recently Oregon, who could be threatening to steal his services. As Bill Haisten noted, if geography is any factor, the Cowboys could be in pretty good shape here.

Ross Blacklock, Defensive Tackle

Blacklock is a big man. 6’3, 330-pounds. He named a top 10 that included LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and others. For the Cowboys, they likely have the biggest need at defensive tackle from any of the listed teams. But with Blacklock, he appears to be leaning toward LSU or A&M. OSU is still very much in the mix, however. I think it’s crucial they sign at least one defensive tackle in this class, and Blacklock would be huge.

Kevin Moore, Safety / Linebacker

Moore is a hybrid prospect who has played quarterback for several years for Acadania, LA. Most Div. I programs project him to grow into a linebacker, and the Cowboys are no exception. Arizona State, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State are teams most likely landing spots for Moore. He has three official visits this fall; Oklahoma State is last on the last, which means the Cowboys could be the final impression before he makes a decision.

Mique Juarez, Linebacker

Juarez is a California native who is committed to USC currently. He fits the mold of a USC player (5-star, California kid) but Oklahoma State is staying in the conversation. It could be seen as a pipe dream, but the Cowboys aren’t new to catching the ear of top rated linebacker recruits – they just haven’t been able to close the deal.

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