National Signing Day 2017 is in the books, and for Oklahoma State, it was a relatively uneventful day. All 17 recruits expected to send in their National Letters of Intent today did so. There were no last minute flips or surprise additions.
Gundy and Co. signed seven offensive players, including (according to ESPN) three 4-star wide receivers,a 4-star running back, nine defensive players, and a kicker.
Those 17 players join the five early enrollees who made it to campus in the Spring: OL Arlington Hambright (up for best name!), CB Lamarcus Morton, LB Patrick Macon, LB Brendan Vaughn, and QB Jelani Woods.
The 2017 class ended up ranked No. 35 by ESPN two spots behind Texas, but two spots ahead of TCU and four spots ahead of Baylor.
OSU’s highest rated players included 4-star, and ESPN300 Wide Receiver Tylan Wallace who held a signing ceremony with his twin brother, and fellow Cowboys signee Tracin Wallace.
We made it pic.twitter.com/b3pPZGiYZj— Superman (@OfficialTylan2) February 1, 2017
4-star running back Chuba Hubbard held a signing party at his school in Alberta, Canada.
I'm a cowboy!!! pic.twitter.com/aSexLIegod— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) February 1, 2017
And while he may only be rated as a 3-star player by ESPN, getting Oklahoma All-State Defensive Player of the Year Brock Martin certainly didn’t hurt.
Oologah DL Brock Martin signs with #OKstate pic.twitter.com/UDF8W8dBWZ— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) February 1, 2017
It’s a class that overall, when he wasn’t sipping from his “Big Daddy” mug, Gundy said he is pleased with.
This is really a quality class. We've moved in the direction of trying to secure cerebral football players - guys that we think can think and react quickly in the game.”
Gundy wasn’t the only one. A couple of former players gave the 2017 a shout-put on social media.
Congrats to the Oklahoma State commits! #GoPokes— Lane Taylor (@lanetaylor65) February 1, 2017
@ryanking46 @Hubbard_RMN @okstate @bevfacey congrats my young brother. A great choice @okstate. I'm excited to see you in that sea of orange— Adarius Bowman (@AdariusBowman) February 1, 2017
The Cowboys did end the day with a little intrigue. During his press conference earlier today (of which you can find a full recap here), Mike Gundy said the Cowboys still have one scholarship available. It could be saved for another graduate transfer or Junior College player.
If there’s one position in particular Gundy could be looking to use that scholarship for, it’s the offensive line.
“We were going to take four [offensive lineman],” Gundy said in his press conference on Wednesday. “We had a couple committed for a long time but we lost them. It’s extremely difficult to make up ground in the third week in December at that position, especially on a four-year player.
In all, I would call it a successful recruiting class for OSU, complete with stars in the making. Plus, with Gundy and Co’s history of turning 2 and 3-star talent into All-Big 12 caliber players, it should be fun to see which of these guys turn out to be diamonds in the rough!