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National Signing Day 2015 Preview: Oklahoma State Offense

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A look at the 2015 Cowboy offensive recruits ahead of National Signing Day.

John Kolar headlines the offensive recruits for the 2015 Class
John Kolar headlines the offensive recruits for the 2015 Class
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The Cowboys lose a total of 18 players from the 2014 Roster. Here are the players that will be potentially replacing them on the offensive side of the ball.

Quarterbacks

Graduating:

  • None

Committed:

John Kolar - Norman, OK
Position: Quarterback
Measurables: 6-4 | 185 lbs
Offers: Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★★ | #3 Pocket Passing QB | 72nd on ESPN 300
Rivals: ★★★★ | #14 Pocket Passing QB
Scout: ★★★ | #47 Quarterback
Notes
•Committed 3/5/2014
•Norman North HS
•2013: 1,603 yards, 15 TD, 65% Passing
•2014: 2,292 yards, 23 TD, 52% Passing
ESPN Evaluation
Kolar is an intriguing prospect with physical tools and natural measurables. We would anticipate his recruitment will heat up after the spring and summer evaluation calendar as well as close scrutiny during his senior year. His best football is without question ahead of him. This fall will be his first as a fulltime starter. The junior season returns are any indication, there is high probability for a productive senior campaign. Like this kid. Flying under the radar.


Running Backs and Fullbacks

Graduating:

  • Desmond Roland, Derek Branson, Teddy Johnson, Ryan Lester

Committed:

Chris Carson - Lilburn, GA
Position: Running Back
Measurables: 6-2 | 210 lbs | 4.45 forty time
Offers: Georgia, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Utah State, Wisconsin
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★★ | #3 Running Back | 12th on the JC 50
Rivals: ★★★
Scout: ★★★★ | #14 on JC Top 100
Notes
•Committed on 2/2/2015
•Butler County Community College
•2013: Rushing - 109 Carries, 611 yards (5.6 avg) 8 TD
•2014: Rushing - 139 Carries, 994 yards (7.2 avg) 9 TD
ESPN Evaluation
Carson is a good looking load carrier. He possesses the ability to be an immediate contributor and possible impact guy in the right scheme--downhill to the hole. A Power five guy that shows real flashes of big play ability.
Todd Mays - Olive Branch, MS
Position: Running Back
Measurables: 6-0 | 195 lbs
Offers: Cincinnati, Missouri, Memphis, Southern Miss
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★
Rivals: ★★★
Scout: ★★★ | #60 on JC Top 100
Notes
•Signed Letter of Intent
•East Mississippi Community College
•2013: Rushing - 109 Carries, 611 yards (5.6 avg) 8 TD
Receiving - 10 Receptions, 78 yards, 1 TD
•2014: Rushing - 54 Carries, 325 yards (6.6 avg) 6 TD
Receiving - 12 Receptions, 164 yard, 1 TD
ESPN Evaluation
Mays is a productive, physical running back with some talent. He excels at running inside the tackles and will benefit by being in a downhill run style offense. Is a nice change of pace that is capable of churning out yards with 4 qtr strength.
Jeff Carr - Temple, TX
Position: Running Back
Measurables: 5-7 | 170 lbs
Considering: TCU and Baylor
Rankings
ESPN: N/A
Rivals: N/A
Scout: N/A
Notes
•Committed 1/31/15
•Temple High School
•2014: Rushing - 224 Carries, 2,147 yards (10.1 avg) 18 TD, 1 KR for a TD
•HS Career: Rushing - 3780 yards, 38 TD
GoPokes.com Evaluation
Carr just flat runs off from so many defenders. He is also able to make space for himself with his array of moves. Many of his moves are the more casual just shake of the hip or sidestep as he goes by a defender.
What impressed me most in his running is his patience and vision. There are a number of plays that he delays getting to the point of attack to allow a blocker to take advantage of a position or he will delay downfield.


Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Graduating:

  • Cameron Gravelle, Christian Schroeder

Committed:

Jalen McCleskey - Covington, LA
Position: Wide Receiver
Measurables: 5-10 | 156 lbs | 40 time 4.49
Offers: Air Force, Georgia Southern, LSU, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Tulane
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★ | #145 Wide Receiver
Rivals: ★★★  | #94 Wide Receiver
Scout: ★★★ | #176 Wide Receiver
Notes
•Committed: 9/4/2014
•St. Pauls School
•2012: 43 Receptions, 656 yards (15.3 avg) 6 TD
•2013: 41 Receptions, 657 yards (16.0 avg) 10 TD
ESPN Evaluation
McCleskey is a receiver who is developing the size and strength needed to play at the next level. Quick, fast and he makes plays. Good ability at getting off the jam. Projects as a Power 5 player in the right system. Needs time to develop his body.


Offensive Linemen

Graduating:

  • Brandon Garrett, Chris Grisbhy, Daniel Koenig,

Committed:

Johnny Wilson - Midland, TX
Position: Offensive Tackle / Center
Measurables: 6-4 | 295 lbs
Offers: North Texas and SMU
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★★ | #34 Offensive Tackle
Rivals: ★★★ | #65 Offensive Tackle
Scout: ★★★ | #15 Center
Notes
•Committed 3/13/2014
•Midland Christian High School
•Top 100 recruit out of Texas
•Earned All-District Honors in 2012 and 2013. 3 Time State Champion
ESPN Evaluation
Wilson's toughness and run blocking ability could earn him a spot on the depth chart if a red shirt year isn't deemed necessary; we see two position potential at tackle and guard.
Vaimoe Sekona - Encino, CA
Position: Offensive Guard
Measurables: 6-5 | 284
Offers: Hawaii, Miami, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, USC, Washington State
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★ | #37 Offensive Guard
Rivals: ★★★ | #29 Defensive Tackle
Scout: ★★★ | #36 Offensive Guard
Notes
•Committed 10/27/2014
•Crespi Carmelite High School
•#4 Offensive Guard in the California
•Played both OG and DT in high school
ESPN Evaluation
Sekona is a big man that could garner some interest on either side of the ball. Also plays on the D-Line and depending on scheme and need could potentially land on that side of the ball. Overall, we feel his best fit is on offense. Possesses good size and some tools to work with to develop into a productive starter.
Deya Mhiesen - Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Offensive Tackle
Measurables: 6-7 | 305 lbs
Offers: Baylor, Arizona State, Temple, Rhode Island, UCF, Utah State
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★
Rivals: ★★★
Scout: ★★★
Notes
•Committed 9/6/2014
•LA Pierce Junior College
ESPN Evaluation
Mhiesen's ability to play on his feet given his height and size are a big upside. Will only continue to add strength and become more balanced to play on his feet. Most likely a Power 5 contributor at the next level.
Brandon Pertile - Clearwater, FL
Position: Offensive Tackle
Measurables: 6-5 | 295 lbs
Offers: Buffalo, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, Ohio, South Florida, UAB, Utah, Utah State.
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★ | #20 JC Offensive Tackle
Rivals: ★★★
Scout: ★★★ | #88 on JC Top 100
Notes
•Signed Letter of Intent
•Mesa Community College
•Currently enrolled for the spring semester
ESPN Evaluation
Pertile can be a tough, physical player at the tackle position. Needs to work back after some lost time due to injury. We don't see an immediate contributor, but does have a little more time then average JC transfer and that time could allow him to potentially develop into a contributor a little down the lime.
Matt Kellerman - Centerville, KS
Position: Offensive Tackle
Measurables: 6-5 | 290 lbs
Offers: Iowa State, Louisville, Colorado State, Illinois, Memphis, Southern Miss
Rankings
ESPN: ★★★ | #16 JC Offensive Tackle
Rivals: ★★★
Scout: ★★★ | #59 on JC Top 100
Notes
•Signed Letter of Intent
•Butler County Junior College
•Currently enrolled for the spring semester
ESPN Evaluation
Kellerman is a good tackle prospect that doesn't necessarily excel in any particular facet but can be effective as both a run blocker and pass protector and could help a program in need of a solid RT or quality depth.

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