Long gone are the days of Lewis Field having no west endzone seats, a capacity less than 50,000 (to be fair, it reached 50,000 in the early 70's), and facilities around it that paled in comparison to those in Norman.
Lewis Field has been surrounded by the house that Boone Pickens built since 2004. The stadium fits more than 60,000, has seen the best of the Cowboys on the gridiron and even a sold out stadium. In 2013, the school also added the Sherman E. Smith Training Center just north of the stadium to add onto the amazing facilities.
One of the many reasons the program has done what seems to be a complete turnaround is the recruiting job the coaching staff has done over the past 10 or so years. Now, no coach can recruit for everything. Stillwater has it's flaws, but the facilities are so nice, it's become easy to overlook said flaws.
Bleacher Report ranked the top eight college football facilities, ranking OSU right in the middle while mentioning something you may not have known.
From Bleacher Report:
Oklahoma State's cool factor can be summed up in one phrase: Shower heads worth $42,000.
That's how much was spent on 60 shower heads inside the locker room at T. Boone Pickens Stadium, according to Michael Ventre of NBC Sports. Director of football operations Mack Butler told Ventre that Pickens, the billionaire oil magnate who is also the school's biggest benefactor, identified a particular type of shower head that stood out from the rest and insisted those be available to players.
The shower heads aren't the only cool thing about the facilities. There are tons of other things, such as the barber shop for players. OSU has done a lot to put itself on recruits minds and I'm fairly sure expensive weights, stadiums and yes, even shower heads, are helping to bring them in as much as some other things.