The Cowboys got an unexpected signee today in 3-Star offensive tackle Marcus Keyes. Marcus has been committed to Louisiana Lafayette since last June, but recently recieved an offer from the Cowboys after Josh Jones decommitted from OSU earlier this week.
Listed at 6-5 265 lbs, Keyes is a 3-Star prospect according to ESPN and Scout, and is listed as a top 70 prospect in the State of Louisiana. Marcus played at Port Allen High School, where he was quickly recognized for his talents by several schools. Keyes held offers from ULL, Missouri, Houston, and Louisiana Tech, but did not stray from his committment to ULL during his senior year. However, things changed quickly after he was contacted by OSU, and he made his mind up to switch to the Cowboys despite not taking an official visit to Stillwater yet which he plans to do this weekend.
Here is what Coach Mike Yurcich had to say about Keyes on okstate.com.
"He's a very productive player with great range, athleticism. He has a very good bend, feet are always in the ground. He has a great, flat back in his stance, very flexible, strong with a big upside. Marcus has really impressed us on screen plays with his ability to run down and get to safeties and corners, which is not an easy task for offensive linemen. Marcus is a very intriguing guy who has a lot of upside and will probably play here at over 300-pounds, and he will be that athletic tackle that you like to see as well."
Keyes joins a long list of offensive linemen who are signing with OSU today. With all the necomers coming in, he has just as good of a chance as anyone to earn playing time next season.
Check out his highlights from Hudl.