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The Reload: Spencer Sanders Headlines Big Name Recruiting Weekend



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.

Spencer Sanders, other commits visiting

2018 quarterback pledge Spencer Sanders announced he will be making the trip from Denton, Texas to Stillwater this weekend for an unofficial visit on Saturday to watch the Pokes take on No. 16 TCU. The four-star recruit headlines what was already a major visit weekend on the hoops side, and he’s one of the many big name football players now expected to be in town.

2019 DE offer Collin Clay out of of Putnam City, 2018 DE commit Tyler Lacy, and 2018 LB commit Blake Barron are also big names expected to be in town to watch OSU take on No. 16 TCU. We’ll continue to add to this list as the weekend inches closer and more names confirm.

With 19 commitments in the 2018 recruiting class, OSU has a maximum of 6 spots to fill to reach the 25-man limit set by NCAA guidelines. Given the fact that OSU has a promising season ahead, I expect them to be selective in that final 6 as signing day nears, with Tayland Humphrey, Israel Antwine, Azur Kamara and Moro Ojomo among those with high priority at the moment.

New commit Jake Ross explains commitment

NEO A&M tight end Jake Ross wasted no time making the call to commit to Oklahoma State just after the Pokes offered, saying he knew all along he wanted to be donning the orange and black. In an interview with Phillip Slavin this week, Ross explained exactly how his commitment unfolded in Mike Gundy’s office.

“It was actually pretty awesome,” said Ross. “We were just talking, and then he asked me ‘do you know what you want to do?’ and I said, ‘Yeah I want to be here, I want to do this.’ Everybody in the room just got happy and excited.” Ross also says his parents are very happy with his decision to join OSU next year.”

Ross, a dual-sport high school athlete and 6-foot-7 pass-catcher, is on track to graduate in December which should give him a jump start in Rob Glass’ weight-training system before spring ball begins.

LB target still thinking?

Four-star outside linebacker DaShaun White pulled the trigger this summer and committed to Texas A&M over OSU, OU and others. That decision is … not looking great. A&M is floundering and its head coach is on the hot seat, while OSU and OU appear destined to meet twice this season to decide the Big 12. He told, however, that his commitment doesn’t mean the Pokes are eliminated.

“Yes sir,” White said about if OSU was still in the mix. “I’ve already talked to my mom and told her that I want to take an official visit to Oklahoma State and an unofficial one too if I can. I can’t go this weekend (to the Oklahoma State-TCU game) because I am going to watch Texas A&M and Arkansas. That game is just about 35 minutes from my house so I am going to that.”

White says coaches from OSU and OU are the only ones who have been in contact with him since his commitment. He made a visit to Norman to watch OU-Tulane last weekend.

Even with Kolby Peel committed as an outside backer in the 2018 class, White would be a must-take under any circumstance. It seems he’s at least paying attention to what the Pokes are doing this season.

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