The Reload: Oklahoma State Stacking Defensive End Offers

Kennedy Lewis. [Credit: Twitter]
Written by Kyle Boone

Oklahoma State made a number of new offers this week on the football trail — two of which went out to defensive end prospects in the 2019 and 2020 class. Let’s catch you up to speed with the newest offers and latest action over the past few days.

Defensive end offers

Oklahoma State landed a defensive lineman commitment this weekend in 2019 tackle Xavier Ross, and the push to complement him off the edge continues with a new 2019 offer this weekend to Butler C.C. prospect Jacoby Jones.

Jones is a 6-foot-4, 245-pound soon-to-be-sophomore originally from St. Louis who has garnered offers from the likes of Texas Tech, Memphis, NC State, Washington State and several others. He recorded 3.5 sacks and 21 tackles as a freshman last season.

The second of the new defensive end offers is now in the hands of 2020 prospect James Sylvester, a Newton, Texas four-star recruit. Sylvester has offers from Alabama, OU, Arkansas and others already.

Packaged deal?

Sylvester’s offer makes the third to a Newton High prospect from Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys have already extended scholarships to 2019 running back Darwin Barlow and have long recruited standout 2019 corner Tamauzia Brown. So it appears that, yes, all those prospects are worthy of attention — and it also appears that the staff is selling the opportunity to play together in a packaged deal to get them to OSU.

2019 target clarifies OSU’s position on him

Class of 2019 athlete Kennedy Lewis of Melissa, Texas, announced this week that OSU’s long-standing scholarship offer has, officially, been deemed as a shot to play wide receiver. Lewis has garnered a lot of attention as a prospective safety at the next level.

But at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, OSU has officially offered a WR only spot for him. That should only boost its chances of landing him. The competition is thick, though, as Texas Tech, Syracuse, Cal, Baylor, Arizona State and others have also extended offers.

Braswell picks Syracuse

On the hoops side of things, 2018 power forward prospect Robert Braswell announced this weekend that he had picked Syracuse over Oklahoma State. It’s a move that was long-expected, and OSU laid off recruiting him of late.

With OSU taking in commitments from Maurice Calloo and Isaac Likekele this past week, OSU had no spots left in its class (save for one, which it is holding.) Which means the book on the 2018 class is officially closed.