National Signing Day 2014 Preview: Oklahoma State Offense

Tyreek Hill - Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

A look at the 2014 Cowboy Offensive Recruits ahead of National Signing Day.

The Cowboys lose a total of 28 players from the 2013 Roster. Here are the players that will be potentially replacing them on the offensive side of the ball.

Quarterbacks

Graduating:

Committed:

Mason Rudolph - Rock Hill, South Carolina
Position: Quarterback
Measurables: 6-4 / 195 / 40 time 4.63
Offers: Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech
Rankings
ESPN: 4 Star (83) #8 PP QB (161st on ESPN 300)
Rivals: 4 Star (5.8) #9 PP QB (196th Overall)
Notes
•Committed 6/5/2013
•Northwestern HS
•2012: 4,000 yards, 41 TD, 69% Passing
•2013: 4,377 yards, 64 TD, 72.6% Passing
ESPN Evaluation
This is a very intriguing prospect who really grows on you the more you watch him. Looks great on the hoof -- long and athletic. Is capable of getting the ball out from various release points if needed. A pocket passer with dual-threat capability, if warranted. From an upside standpoint, Rudolph could be a real gem in this class. Has competitive qualities you like and mechanically he can be cleaned up and refined. Nice prospect.


Running Backs and Fullbacks

Graduating:

Committed:

Devon Thomas - Broken Arrow, OK
Position: Running Back
Measurables: 5-11 / 210 / 40 time 4.47
Offers: Clemson, Houston, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, West Virginia
Rankings
ESPN: 4 Star (82) #15 RB (204th on ESPN 300)
Rivals: 3 Star (5.7) #30 RB
Notes
•Committed 12/15/2012
•Broken Arrow High School
•2012: 124 Carries 670 yards (5.4 avg), 9 TD
•2013: 181 Carries 917 yards (5.1 avg), 6 TD
ESPN Evaluation
Thomas is a well rounded back who would be higher up the board with more consistent production. While not elite in one particular facet, he can run inside and out and get the tough yards on his own and the ones that are blocked for him. With added bulk and continued skill set development, early playing time is a possibility in an every-down role.
Sione Palelei - Gonzales, LA
Position: All Purpose Back
Measurables: 5-10 / 202 / 40 time 4.35
Offers: Arizona State, Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Louisiana Tech, Georgia Tech, LSU, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Southern Miss, Utah
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (78) #60 RB
Rivals: 3 Star (5.6) #19 APB
Notes
•Committed 12/9/2013
•East Ascension High School
"•2012: Rushing - 111 Carries, 828 yards (7.5 avg) 13 TD
Receiving - 20 Receptions, 283 yards (12.7 avg), 2 TD"
"•2013: Rushing - 58 Carries, 752 yards (13 avg) 10 TD
Receiving - 10 Receptions, 257 yards (15.9 avg), 2 TD"
ESPN Evaluation
Palelei brings outstanding receiving skills to the table. Very effective running the swing, screen and seam routes. A hands catcher with a burst after the catch and displays outstanding elusiveness and long speed. Possesses the running and receiving skills needed to play early at the BCS level of competition..


Wide Recievers and Tight Ends

Graduating:

Committed:

Tyreek Hill - Pearson, GA
Position: All Purpose Back
Measurables: 5-10 / 185 / 40 time 4.40
Offers: Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Tennessee, Texas, USC
Rankings
ESPN: 4 Star (82) #1 JC ATH (4th on ESPN JC 50)
Rivals: 4 Star (5.9) NR JC
Notes
•Signed Letter of Intent
•Garden City Community College
•2012: Rushing - 66 Carries, 389 yards (5.9 avg) 2 TD
Receiving - 35 Receptions, 713 yards (20.4 avg), 5 TD
•2013: Rushing - 110 Carries, 638 yards (5.8 avg) 5 TD
Receiving - 35 Receptions, 557 yards (15.9 avg), 6 TD
•Currently enrolled for the Spring Semester
ESPN Evaluation
Hill is an explosive and sudden weapon with the ball in his hands and is a triple threat as a return man, receiver and running back. Lack of size will likely limit his duty and could be a durability concern as well. However, he is a playmaker as a bolt of lightning that can ignite big plays for the BCS level.
Kennen Brown - Houston, TX
Position: Wide Reciever
Measurables: 6-3 / 185 / 40 time 4.5
Offers: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa State, LSU, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Utah, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (79) #65 WR
Rivals: 4 Star (5.8) #28 WR
Notes
•Committed 8/11/2013
•First team all district Wide Reciever out of Taylor High School
•2012: 45 Receptions, 729 yards (16.2 avg), 9 TD
•2013: 57 Receptions, 918 yards (16.1 avg), 9 TD
ESPN Evaluation
Brown has many quality traits and we see him as a BCS caliber prospect with slight speed limitations, but we feel he could not only be an outside player, but an inside slot as he shows toughness when working the middle of the field. He may not see significant, high-end BCS program attention, but will have his fair share of choices when it is all said and done.
James Washington - Samford, TX
Position: Wide Reciever
Measurables: 6-0 / 193 / 40 time 4.4
Offers: Texas State
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (75) #146 WR
Rivals: 3 Star (5.5) NR
Notes
•Committed 7/24/2013
Samford High School
•2012: 78 Receptions, 1172 Yards (15.0 avg), 22 TD
•2013: 73 Receptions, 1453 Yards (19.9 avg), 28 TD
ESPN Evaluation

Washington is a good prospect. His performance at the high school level should translate to the same type of production at the next level because of his size and skill set. He should be actively recruited by some of the better mid-level BCS programs and possibly even higher.

Chris Lacy - Desoto, TX
Position: Wide Reciever
Measurables: 6-3 / 191 / 40 time 4.43
Offers: Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (74) #166 WR
Rivals: 3 Star (5.6) #90 WR
Notes
•Committed 8/1/2013
•Desoto High School
•2012: 29 Receptions, 339 Yards (11.6 avg), 3 TD
•2013: 60 Receptions, 1,206 Yards (20.1 avg), 16 TD
ESPN Evaluation
Lacy is a big target as a receiver and a low-level to potential mid-level BCS school that covets size and catching ability over speed in its receivers should be very attracted to him.
Jordan Frazier - Springfield, MO
Position: Tight End
Measurables: 6-5 / 230 / 40 time 4.6
Offers: Florida Atlantic, Harvard, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (74) #166 WR
Rivals: 2 Star (5.6) #90 WR
Notes
•Committed 8/1/2013
•Christian School of Springfield
•2012: 32 Receptions, 535 Yards (16.7 avg),5 TD
•2013: 25 Receptions, 423 Yards (17.6 avg), 5 TD
ESPN Evaluation
Frazier is a good-sized tight end who will contribute best as a blocker with further development. We don't see an immediate contributor at the next level as he will likely need at least a redshirt year, but can be an adequate receiver who with some work can use his size, strength and physical nature to best aid an offense as a blocker.


Offensive Linemen

Graduating:

Committed:

Matthew Mucha - Houston, TX
Position: Offensive Tackle
Measurables: 6-6 / 260 / 40 time 4.84
Offers: Memphis, SMU, Texas Tech, UCF, Utah
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (75) #82 OT
Rivals: 3 Star (5.5) NR
Notes
•Committed 6/6/2013
•Brackenridge High School
•Top 100 recruit out of Texas
•Earned All-District Honors in 2013
ESPN Evaluation
Mucha's height and athleticism should prove very effective at the BCS level of competition once bulk is added to his frame. Prior to competing for playing time at the next level some time and most likely a redshirt year will be necessary to grow physicaly while polishing technical skills.
Lemaefe Galea'i - Euless, TX
Position: Offensive Guard
Measurables: 6-5 / 330
Offers: Baylor and Utah State
Rankings
ESPN: 3 Star (75) #82 OT
Rivals: 3 Star (5.5) NR
Notes
•Committed 1/17/2013
•Euless Trinity High School
•2013: 79 Knockdowns, 91% Grade, 0 Sacks Allowed
•Earned All-State Honors
ESPN Evaluation
Galeai has good potential but will need to re-develop his frame some and polish his technique. Shows awareness to pick up stunts and movement along the first and second level. Might need a redshirt year but has BCS level talent

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