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Recruiting Roundup: OSU Offers Some Exciting Playmakers for 2023, 2024

Gundy & Co. doled out a handful of offers this week.

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Mike Gundy’s 2022 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 13 in the country and sits behind only Big 12 bell-cows Oklahoma and Texas in the league’s recruiting rankings. But he and his staff aren’t resting on those laurels.

Oklahoma State doesn’t currently have a commit for 2023 or 2024, but the staff has been looking to change that, firing off a number of scholarship offers over the past couple of days. Here’s a look at who they were extended to and what you should know about each prospect.

Ryan Yaites | S | 2023 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound ball hawk is the No. 8 safety in the class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings, and the 15th-ranked player out of Texas.

OSU’s offer on Thursday pushed his sheet to 10 including the likes of Notre Dame, USC, Michigan State and TCU, among others.

A look at his highlight reel reveals a playmaker with a nose for the ball. Yaites also balled out at the Under Armour All-American Camp last month. Here’s 247’s Steve Wiltfong on Yaites.

Another defensive back in a lot of plays was Ryan Yaites out of Denton (Texas) Guyer, a 2023 safety with obvious cover skills. Colorado, Maryland and USC were smart enough to offer early. He looked like an up-and-comer. [247]

And here’s a look at those nasty highlights.

Chandavian Bradley | DE | 2023 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

On Wednesday, OSU extended an offer to Bradley, a 6-foot-5 blur of an edge rusher with a high motor and an even higher ceiling.

He’s an athletic freak from Platte County, a small school outside of Kansas City, Missouri, which may turn into an all-out turf was between Big 12 and Big Ten schools.

He’s a three-sport athlete who takes part in basketball and track and field. Even while playing sparingly on a senior-heavy team, his coach said his measurables and ability to get after the quarterback, make him stick out.

“We’re a school where, this is the first kid who has garnered this much attention,” Platte County head coach Bill Utz said according to 247. “He’s a 15-year-old kid, 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, extremely long arms and is a flat athlete, so I reached out to a few people, got the film ready and boy it took off. I reached out to some contacts, they evaluated it and once one started, it took right off.”

The Cowboys aren’t the only school to come calling, they’re just the latest. Bradley now has double-digit offers including the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Iowa State, Nebraska and Missouri.

Take a look at his enticing tape.

Kam Franklin | Ath | 2023 | ⭐⭐⭐

On Tuesday, Oklahoma State threw its hat in the ring for three-star Louisiana athlete Kam Franklin, pushing his offer sheet to five. In-state power LSU was the first to offer on March 4, following quickly were Louisiana Tech, SMU and Tennessee.

What’s all the fuss about? Franklin’s a 6-foot-3, 185-pound baller who’s made plays both at wide receiver and safety for Oak Grove High. His highlights are impressive, especially his plays on special teams.

Ka’Davion Dotson | WR | 2024

Dotson woke up on Tuesday with zero scholarship offers. By Wednesday night he had three from Power 5 schools. USC and Arkansas extended offers to the 2024 two-way star on Star Wars Day, and Oklahoma State extended one on Cinco de Mayo.

There isn’t a ton of info available about the high school freshman. But what we do know is that Dotson is a 6-foot, 178-pound guy who plays both free safety and wide receiver. Based on the staff members mentioned in his tweet, OSU may be looking at him as a defender.

We also know that he can make plays because we have video evidence. Check out this onside kick he returned for a touchdown.

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