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Recruiting Reset: Where OSU’s 2021 Class Ranks among Big 12

Where does OSU stack up with its 2021 class?

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With the Cowboys not having a game this weekend, now is as good a time as ever to check in on recruiting.

Oklahoma State added offensive line prospect Silas Barr to its list of 2021 commits last week. OSU is up to 15 commits in its 2021 class, a class that ranks 48th nationally. Here is where said class ranks in the Big 12 per 247Sports’ composite system:

Rank School No. of Commits Points
1 Oklahoma 15 250.17
2 Texas 18 237.18
3 Baylor 19 197.95
4 West Virginia 16 189.98
5 Kansas 21 180.07
6 Kansas State 17 173.85
7 Oklahoma State 15 173.74
8 Iowa State 17 162.86
9 Texas Tech 9 134.45
10 TCU 8 108.02

To no one’s surprise, Oklahoma and Texas remain atop the Big 12 in recruiting, no matter the rocky starts to their 2020 seasons.

This 2021 cycle could be an interesting one, though. With the 2020 season not counting toward athletes’ eligibility, there is a possibility that schools might not take full 25-person classes as to not overload rosters.

So, this cycle more than ever, it’s probably better to look at the rankings per player averages. Here is what the Big 12 looks like with that filter on:

Rank School Average Player Ranking
1 Oklahoma 92.24
2 Texas 89.23
3 West Virginia 87.15
4 Texas Tech 86.77
5 TCU 86.64
6 Baylor 86.58
7 Oklahoma State 86.24
8 Kansas State 85.07
9 Kansas 84.75
10 Iowa State 84.24

OSU stays in seventh through that lens, but with there not even being a single point to separate West Virginia, Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor and OSU, it’s probably safe to assume that group is all recruiting at the same level in the cycle.

The Cowboys’ class still has potential to grow. Nick Martin, a safety from Texas, picked up predictions to land in Stillwater after the Cowboys offered last month. Martin is a three-star prospect ranked 713th nationally. If he committed to OSU, he would be the Pokes’ sixth-highest rated prospect in the class.

I’ll leave you with one more table. Here is each Big 12 program’s top commit and his national ranking. It’s important to note these aren’t the top 10 prospects committed to Big 12 schools, as that list would be almost entirely OU and Texas guys.

School Name Position National Ranking
Oklahoma Caleb Williams QB 4
Texas Ja’Tavion Sanders ATH 26
West Virginia Wyatt Milum OT 87
Texas Tech Behren Morton QB 181
Kansas State Jake Rubley QB 189
Kansas Keon Coleman WR 259
Baylor Kyron Drones QB 265
Oklahoma State Aden Kelley DT 307
TCU Landyn Watson DE 457
Iowa State Robert Army WR 772
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