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Recruiting Roundup - Tailback U(pdate)

OSU's coaching staff made some waves on the recruiting trail this past week.

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Last month, we asked if Oklahoma State could ever be known as Tailback U again.

Second year running backs coach Marcus Arroyo has been doing his part to make that a possibility.

The Cowboys received commitments from two running backs who were high on their list, JD King and Chuba Hubbard.

Chuba Hubbard, the north-of-the-border speedster was offered a scholarship by Oklahoma State in late February. OSU was Hubbard's fifth offer but his star literally rose fast as the now four-star recruit holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Miami and TCU.

From our previous post on Hubbard,

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound running back from Sherwood Park, Alberta, CA is a track star who finished fourth in the World Youth Championships clocking a 10.55 in the 100 meter dash.

Hubbard announced his decision via his Twitter account Sunday.

Check out Hubbard's Hudl highlights to see the speed that caught Oklahoma State's attention.

Just two days prior to the big news out of Canada, the Cowboys got a commitment from Georgia running back JD King.

King, a three-star running back from Fitzgerald HS, was the leading rusher in the state of Georgia as a junior last season, racking up 2,434 yards and 33 touchdowns. At 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, he has the size to make it into the mix early.

King had this to say about his decision during an interview with

"I'm used to a small town," King said of Stillwater. "Fitzgerald is a small town with a big high school team and Stillwater is a small town with a big college team. I love it with all the friendly people, everybody talks to you. It's a good place."

Check out some tough running by King in his Hudl highlights.

These recruits fill a huge need for the Cowboys, who will say goodbye to departing seniors Rennie Childs, Chris Carson and Barry J. Sanders, and are already missing Raymond Taylor, who left the program this spring.