The Reload: Gundy hits the Road in Arizona

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Written by Kyle Boone

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.

Gundy hitting the JUCO road

Per, Mike Gundy and cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie hit the road today to see Pima Community College cornerback Haki Wooods, a top 2018 defensive back target from Arizona.

Woods made a visit to Stillwater recently on an official basis where OSU came away smelling rosy in a battle shaping up between the Pokes, Oregon and Arizona, but perhaps a visit from the mullet and his wing man might seal the deal as signing day inches closer.

Woods is a 6-foot-3 prospect who could come in and add depth immediately at a position that needs it sorely. He was a Western State Football League All-Conference cornerback this season.

Former A&M pledge planning OV

Four-star North Richland Hills outside linebacker DaShaun White, a former Texas A&M commit, is planning an official visit to Oklahoma State after his team finishes its playoff run, per a source.

White is a top-300 national recruit with 20+ offers. The real contenders for his services, I’m told, are between OU, Texas and OSU, with the Sooners considered to now be the current frontrunner.

Big boys visiting

Oklahoma State is set to host a slew of big name commits this weekend for official visits. According to, OL pledges Bryce Bray, Hunter Woodard, Jacob Farrell, Hunter Anthony and Tyrese Williams are all scheduled to make their way to Stillwater.

Other OSU commits expected to be in town this weekend are RB commit Jahmyl Jeter, linebacker Blake Barron, safety Kanion Williams and safety Jarrick Bernard. It’s shaping up to be one of the biggest non-gameday visit weekends of the year thus far for a class eligible to sign exactly two weeks from today, with more names likely to be added to that list before the weekend.

  • Ryan

    Big weekend in Stillwater. Would be great to land these other two soon!

    • GeoPoke

      Wife and I will be going up for the basketball game. Don’t visit often and it’s not a gameday so we’re expecting to get into our favorite places without a HUGE rush.

  • champ

    Our classes feel like they’re getting better. I don’t think ranking wise it has changed that much lol but I guess kids like chubba and Spencer Sanders make it feel better

    • GeoPoke

      I think big bodies up front can be molded and we just need some speedsters to fill the skill positions. Those key players do make the difference. Get a solid LB, S, WR/RB/QB.

    • kspokesfan

      It does feel like the classes are getting better. I have been a firm believer that the star rating on players is a little biased. If a kid gets an offer from a big named school their star rating must be at least a 4* or 5* or why else would they be offering them. Success doesn’t happen overnight and it will happen. It’s happening now, but if you listen to the “Nay Sayers” we need to wipe out the Coaching staff.

  • GoPokes

    With OU’s renewed success and recent massive facility upgrades, I fear the gap between them and us is growing again, rapidly. We’re entering a new golden age of OU football. And no, I’m not a gooner. Can’t stand them.

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      • GoCubsGo!!

        I don’t feel the gap will be too much. Its only been within the last few years the gundy has been able to even get into a 4 or 5 stars door and really just started getting 4 stars more consistently the last couple years. Before long we will start getting those 5 stars. I think it will only keep getting better from a recruiting and facility standpoint in Stillwater. I’m not from OK but live in Stillwater so have become a fan of the big 12. This state is pretty lucky to have two teams of this caliber, Tulsa is pretty fun to watch also.

      • TLowe

        Agree. Small sample size but the 2018 recruiting class is about par for the course for both schools, OSU currently holds 21 commitments with 2 of them being 4-stars (9%). While as OU holds 20 commitments but 9 recruits are 4-stars (45%). OU’s recruiting has been trending up more rapidly than ours has the past 2-3 years, and that is worrisome

      • AHiggs

        This is not a new thing. OU has always gotten higher rated recruits than us, and they always will.

  • Winning Comment

    Texas A&M is the school that left the Big XII because they couldn’t compete with…. Texas? My kids will never understand.

    • kspokesfan

      Doesn’t make a lot of sense to think about that now…

  • Boogie

    White could hsve such an impact here. Our defense is ass. Yet it wouldn’t suprise me if he went to OU

  • frankwick

    Any high profile recruit could compete for immediate playing time at OSU. We are thin at so many positions on that side of the ball that a kid could play all four years.