Oklahoma State received some good news on the recruiting trail yesterday. The offensive line is going to get some much needed help next year, as the No. 11 overall prospect from the state of Minnesota verbally committed to the Cowboys.
Matt Kegel, a 6-6/295 pound offensive tackle from Chaska, Minnesota, was originally committed to the Golden Gophers, but flipped his commitment via Twitter and signed yesterday. Kegel’s commitment comes a day after Hutchinson Community College transfer Larry Williams announced that he’ll be joining the Pokes next year. Williams will provide a big body (6-5/339 pounds) and some Division I experience. Williams played football at Looney High School in North Carolina before committing to Eastern Carolina as a senior. Williams was a three star prospect coming out of high school but was dismissed from ECU after violating unspecified team rules. Look for Williams to come in and immediately fight for a starting job.
Fellow Kansas community college transfer Malik Kearse also signed with Oklahoma State. The 6-1/165 pound cornerback was a two start recruit coming out of Monsignor Pace High School in Florida; he currently plays for Fort Scott Community College. In 2014, he was named an honorable mention to the All-Conference KJCCC team. Kearse and Williams will graduate early from their respective schools to enroll this spring at Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys also received commitments from twin brothers Zach and Cade Smith this past week. Both of them are linebackers and they will be joining the Cowboys as preferred walk-ons.
Following the decommitment of three star quarterback Nick Starkel, the Cowboys have been busy looking for a new QB for the upcoming class. OSU recently offered Tony Poljan, a 6-7, three star dual threat quarterback recruit from Lansing, Michigan. Poljan was this year's Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan.
The Cowboys 2016 class now stands at 18. National Signing Day is Feb. 3.