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Three-Star Defensive End Landon Dean Commits to Oklahoma State

Make it two commits in one day for the Pokes.



It might be cold in Oklahoma, but the Cowboys’ defensive staff was hot on the recruiting trail Wednesday.

Landon Dean became the second defensive player to commit to Oklahoma State of the day, following corner Cameron Epps. Dean is a 6-foot-4 defensive end/tight end who the Cowboys recruited as a defender.

The Cowboys have pursued Dean a while, offering the 2022 athlete in May. He chose OSU over offers from Iowa State, Kansas State and Eastern Michigan.

Listed at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Dean is a three-star prospect and the No. 616 player in all of the 2022 class, according to the composite ranking. He is from the small town of Frontenac in southeastern Kansas. He is the No. 8 player from the Sunflower State.

Dean is a walking cheat code in small town Kansas high school football. He is athletic even for today’s defensive end standards. As a tight end on offense, Dean would line up on the line of scrimmage, in the slot and even as an outside receiver. Defensively, there weren’t many linemen who stood a chance against him in his junior season.

It’s still relatively early, but the Cowboys are making an impact in the 2022 cycle. With commitments from Dean and Epps on Wednesday, OSU is up to the No. 14 class in the country. That ranks third in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma (No. 5 nationally) and Texas (No. 13).

Mike Gundy and his staff are doing a good job thus far this cycle recruiting the surrounding area, having two commits from Oklahoma (CJ Brown and Gabe Brown), one from Texas (Ollie Gordon), one from Missouri (Epps) and now one from Kansas (Dean).

The Cowboys also have a silent commitment who is expected to announce his college choice Friday.

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