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The Reload: Four-star Names OSU in Top 3, Former Arkansas Pledge Trending OSU



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.

Indiana hoopster transferring

Sophomore guard Curtis Jones, a former four-star prospect from Virginia, announced this week he will be transferring from Indiana. Jones was a top-100 prospect in the Class of 2016 who picked the Hoosiers over Oklahoma State, Georgetown and Cal in his recruitment out of Huntington Prep.

Widely viewed as one of the best shooters in the 2016 class, OSU could be a viable landing spot. And given the fact that he’s a mid-semester transfer (a la current OSU big man Yankuba Sima), OSU could pursue a similar outcome.

Granted, OSU was a factor under a different coaching regime. But given the likelihood that OSU needs to add depth at the shooting guard position, he would make a lot of sense for a coaching staff that has gone dry when it comes to recruiting the position for 2018.

Four-star names OSU in top 3

Class of 2019 four-star cornerback Tamauzia Brown named his current top 3 earlier this week — Oklahoma State, Baylor and Lamar. In his Twitter poll, the Cowboys won running away, for what it’s worth, and Cowboy pledge Tyrese Williams weighed in on the tweet by recruiting him via social media.

Brown is an under-the-radar 6-foot-1 find OSU offered long ago but is far from a secret. He’s got an offer from Southern Miss, too, and coming out of Newton in Texas, he’ll be uncovered nationally sooner rather than later. So for OSU to get its foot in the door early is certainly a good sign.

Former Arkansas pledge trending Oklahoma State’s direction

Rockwall-Heath cornerback Tanner McCalister, a three-star who decommitted from Arkansas in the wake of Bret Bielema’s firing, is trending in the direction of Oklahoma State.

According to 247Sports, OSU is now the favorite to be his landing spot with 62 percent of votes in OSU’s favor.

OSU has commitments from cornerback JayVeon Cardwell, athlete Jaelyn Nolan and Gabe Lemons as prospects expected to play at cornerback for OSU. But as far as true corners, Cardwell is alone, as Nolan is a quarterback and Lemons is a two-way player.

So while OSU is set at corner with A.J. Green and Rodarius Williams seemingly for the foreseeable future, the addition of McCalister would be a boon to OSU’s overall depth at a position that has been painfully thin over the last several seasons.