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Recruiting Roundup: OSU Has Extended a Slew of Offers Since the Start of September

From four-star DEs with blueblood offers to potential diamonds in the rough.



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Cowboy coaches have had their hands full prepping for last weekend’s season-opening win over Central Arkansas and this weekend’s trip to Arizona State — but recruiting never stops.

Oklahoma State’s staff has extended scholarships to a number of targets over the last week. Let’s run down those targets and what each could potentially bring to Stillwater.

Chad Woodfork | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Edge | 2025

Woodfork is a consensus four-star prospect and top-10 defensive end in the class. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound edge rusher also holds offers from the likes of Georgia, Baylor, Texas, UCF and Texas Tech. And those offers still hold after he suffered an MCL injury last season.

The Draw: Elite size and skill.

Woodfork is a top-100 prospect with strong ties to Texas and a Georgia offer. Landing him would be a coup, but he’s the type of player you can build a D-line around.

Kobi Foreman | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Athlete | 2025

At 5-foot-10.5 (or 11 depending on who you ask) and 170 pounds, Foreman’s measurables don’t exactly jump off the page. But he makes up for that with his speed and playmaking abilities.

The Draw: Versatility and speed.

Foreman is so versatile, in fact, that recruiting services don’t know how to classify him. 247 Sports calls him a three-star wide receiver. On3 calls him a three-star athlete and Rivals calls him a four-star athlete. But OSU is, apparently, on him as a defensive back, based on his mentions.

Xavier Ukponu | ⭐⭐⭐ D Tackle | 2025

The 6-foot-2, 275-pound nose tackle has seen his recruiting explode since Miami was the first to offer back in January. Since then, his list is up to 19 with programs like Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon and Baylor beating the Cowboys to the punch.

The Draw: Big, plays bigger.

Ukpono is BIG guy with a proven knack for moving over big guys around like they’re not big guys. And he’s still got two more years to get bigger and better at that.

Gus Cordova | Edge | 2025

Cordova is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound edge rusher from Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. He racked up 59 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack last year as a sophomore. That earned him Defensive Newcomer of the Year in Texas’ District 26-6A.

Baylor and Oklahoma were the first two schools to offer him this summer, and the Sooners are the favorite to land him. Texas has yet to offer, despite him popping up on the radar in the Longhorns’ backyard. The Sooners are no doubt using that in their recruitment.

The Draw: Length and upside. (And one heckuva nickname ☝️.)

Cordova has the frame to grow into an elite-level edge rusher, and he’s shown flashes that he can do just that.

Raylon Carter | EDGE | 2025

OSU likes to cross-recruit QBs, but not normally to its defensive line. Carter is listed as an edge rusher by 247 Sports and tagged OSU D-line coach Greg Richmond in his offer announcement, but his highlight tapes show him playing quarterback and running back. Now that’s some versatility.

Carter is yet unranked and there’s not much info since his switch to DE. (I couldn’t even find defensive highlights). But the coaching staff must have seen something they liked. His only offer is from UAB.

The Draw: OSU loves a diamond in the rough. (Did I say versatile?)

We’ve seen the Cowboys turn a quarterback into a successful cornerback (Ramon Richards). If Carter does land in Stillwater, it will be intriguing to see how that offensive skillset translates to the edge. Of course, Carter still has a couple more years to learn and grow.

Coleman Patmon | Safety | 2025

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety hails from Del Valle High School (Texas) and the the younger brother of former OSU (and NFL) cornerback Tyler Patmon. OSU was his second offer on Sep. 3, joining Kansas State.

He’s designated as a safety and a cornerback depending on which service you ask. He calls himself a “hybrid CB” and has played both corner and safety for Del Valle. He’s a sure-handed tackler and covers on the ball and in space well.

The Draw: Dependability, size, upside.

Much like his older brother, Patmon is yet flying under the radar. But he’s already got the elder Patmon by three inches and 10 pounds from when he came out of high school — and Coleman’s still got two more years of high school.

Markel Ford | Safety | 2026

Ford is a 6-foot, 185-pound safety hailing from Horn High (Mesquite, Texas). As an underclassman, he’s not yet ranked by recruiting services but that hasn’t stop a slew of Power Five schools from calling. The Pokes are in competition with the likes of Baylor, Utah, Oregon, and Texas Tech for Ford’s services.

The Draw: Size and versatility.

A quick look at his film reveals why so many schools have already reached out to Ford. He’s got the size to compete at the D1 level, but he’s still got three years of high school left. He played on both sides of the ball last year and his ball skills are a plus for a DB.

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