Oklahoma State will be playing host to more than just the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend.
Two college football graduate transfers will be in Stillwater for official visits.
Former Cal OT Aaron Cochran and Clemson CB Adrian Baker are expected to visit Oklahoma State this weekend. Both... https://t.co/o6zijqgDgW— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) March 3, 2017
Landing two players like Cochran and Baker would be huge for Oklahoma State. As graduate transfers, both players were be eligible immediately and would be able to fill OSU’s two most glaring holes.
Stillwater pic.twitter.com/rRJ6Lasjr0— Aaron Cochran (@Cochran_Aaron) March 4, 2017
Cochran would likely fill the left tackle spot vacated by Victor Salako. The 6-8, 350 lb lineman had 16 starts in the 28 games he played in at Cal, including 10 starts this year at left tackle.
Having Cochran would allow JUCO-transfer Arlington Hambright some time to adjust to D1-level play.
Adrian Baker would be a welcome addition to Oklahoma State’s corner back corp, especially with the graduations of Lenzy Pipkins and Ashton Lampkin. Baker sat out the 2016 season after tearing his ACL last spring, but did start three games in 2015 for a Clemson squad that reached the National Championship game.
According to Ryan Bartow at 247sports.com, Oklahoma State is the first of four scheduled official visits. Baker also plans to visit Iowa State on March 10, Wake Forest on March 17, and Arizona State on March 30. Baker is also considering visits to UCF and talking with West Virginia.
Both of these players would be welcome additions to the Cowboy’s 2017 team, and with Mike Gundy and Co.’s history of bringing in grad transfers and sending them to the NFL, I expect at least one of these two to end up in orange come August.