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The Reload: OSU Going West Coast for OL Prospects



The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap, catching you up to speed with the latest Oklahoma State recruiting news, with an ear to the ground for what to expect in the future.

OSU offers pair of offensive line teammates

2-for-1 pancake special? That’s what Oklahoma State seems to be aiming for with its latest offers to Justin Dedich and Steve Jones — a pair of offensive guard prospects from Temecula, California.

Dedich, a four-star recruit in the 247sports composite, holds 15 offers and counting with UCLA, TCU, and Washington big names already in the mix.

Jones, a bigger framed prospect, has 11 offers that include Washington, Cal, TCU, Utah, Iowa State, and others. A three-star recruit, Jones has the body and build of a Division I prospect already. And at 6-foot-5 340 pounds, he would the biggest offensive lineman on the OSU roster right now from a weight perspective.

With Henson running the offensive line recruitment now, I’m curious to see where this goes. OSU has never had any inkling of sustained success in California, but I do like trying to go after teammates in what could be a 2-for-1 package. Henson clearly has a relationship with the guys or he wouldn’t be reaching out, but I’m curious to see if this is a relationship that can be built out into a real chance for OSU. Right now, they have an uphill battle plucking them out of Pac-12 country with the likes of Washington and UCLA.

2018 OL Offer to Texas prospect Casey Phillips

A three-star prospect from Franklin, Texas, Phillips is quietly building a nice dossier of offers that includes Texas Tech, Baylor, Rice, Minnesota, Bowling Green, and now Oklahoma State.

The thing with those schools: If they’re evaluating and offer in the spring before your senior season, you’ll almost definitely be getting major interest elsewhere. Those schools, specifically OSU, Bowling Green, Rice, and Minnesota, always rely on early evaluation. They have a difficult time landing prospects once they’ve been boosted to four-star status. And with Phillips, it feels like that may be the case down the road. He’s a 6-foot-5, 280-pound mauler at offensive tackle.

2018 Linebacker Ayodele Adeoye

Yep, trying say that five times as quickly as you can. I can’t even do it once. Adeoye is a four-star inside linebacker prospect from Saint Louis with offers from Oklahoma, LSU, Bowling Green, Ole Miss, Illinois, and Memphis.

Ranked as a top-300 prospect nationally, it’s clear OSU is doing its darndest to try and supplement the middle of the defense with quality backers for when Chad Whitener eventually graduates.

2019 Offensive Lineman EJ Ndoma-Ogar

Current four-star offensive guard prospect EJ Ndoma-Ogar picked up an offer from OSU this week, his fourth in the past week that includes Miami, Iowa State, and BYU.

Out of perennial Texas high school powerhouse Allen, Ndoma-Ogar is going to be a superstar recruit. Already with the measurables of a prospect ready to make the jump to Division I, he’ll likely continue to see his stock soar. I like this early offer for OSU.

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