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2016 Recruiting Class: Tyrell Alexander Withdrawals OSU Verbal Commitment

Tyrell Alexander reopened his recruitment, but let's take a look at the rest of the 2016 class.

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Rising high school senior, Tyrell Alexander, has recently decided to withdrawal his initial verbal commit to Oklahoma State. Cowboys' wide receivers coach, Kasey Dunn, was determined to bring Alexander on board the team and utilize his talents at the wide receiver position rather than as a quarterback. This premeditated decision was backed by oach, Mike Gundy, and seemed to be in the favor of Tyrell Alexander himself when he made his verbal commitment in April of this year. However, Alexander experienced a change of heart about a week ago and has just made public his decision to possibly pursue other schools.

Tyrell Alexander has expressed through texts to SCOUT.com that he has indeed decommited but he still sees OSU as a door that has not been shut. Although Tyrell may still see OSU as an option, many offers have lined up to recruit this talented 6'1", 170 lbs. prospect out of Lancaster, Texas. Arkansas, Baylor, OU, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia all have eyes on Alexander, but 247Sports seems to predict that he will be taking his skill to fellow Big 12 school Baylor.

Gundy may have lost a prominent athlete in Tyrell Alexander, but let's not forget the 10 other verbal commitments made in the same 2016 class year.

Nick Starkel: Quarterback

Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is responsible for Nick Starkel's verbal commitment in April of this year. Yurcich has certainly proven his eye for quarterbacks after signing Mason Rudolph to the Cowboys in 2013, so there is little doubt that Starkel will fail to perform at a positive intensity and lead a winning offense. Starkel was nationally recognized and got strong offers from many other programs including Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and Stanford.

Justice Hill: Running Back

Justice Hill, recruited by Jemal Singleton (Now with Arkansas), is a 5'10" running back from Tulsa, OK. He attended Booker T. Washington for high school and verbally committed to OSU his junior year in Feburary. OSU has shown an inconsistency with the running back position, so hopefully Hill can deliver when he joins the Cowboys in another year.

Madre Harper: Corner Back

Madre Harper from Arlington, Texas, is exactly what OSU needs deep and up close on defense. This 6'3", 170 lbs. senior made a name for himself through his riveting highlight reels while playing at Arlington Lamar for his high school career. We'll just have to wait and see where coach Greg Thrasher finds Harper's strengths on defense.