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Oklahoma State Recruiting Roundup

Football is focusing on defense and 2019 prospects while basketball offers a rising 2019 star

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Recruiting never stops for college athletics, especially in the off-season. Oklahoma State coaches are hard at work right now trying to recruit the next class of players to don the orange and black.

The recruiting roundup is our way of tallying up all the latest offers and visits by potential Cowboys.


FOOTBALL

CUTS

Oklahoma State is officially in the running for 3-star outside linebacker DeShaun White.

White, a 6-foot-1, 203 lb. linebacker from Richland, TX, picked up an offer and made a visit to OSU back in April.

Out of the 20 schools who have offered him, White announced his final seven schools including Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and UCLA. As of now 247Sports says OU, TCU, and UCLA are the best bets to land White.


OSU also made the cut for 2018 3-star running back Lyn-J Dixon.

The 5-foot-10, 178 lb. RB from Butler, Georgia narrowed his list of 18 offers down to 12. Along with OSU, Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida, Auburn, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame, Texas, and Michigan State all made the list. As of now, 247Sports has Tennessee as the overwhelming favorite.

One side note, despite including Clemson and Auburn in his list, neither school has offered Dixon yet.


OFFERS

OSU is apparently still looking to land another safety in the 2018 class as they made an offer to in-state recruit Jason Taylor II this week.

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Taylor, an unranked, 6-foot-1, 175 lb. safety, was part of the Carl Albert High School team that won the 5-A State Championship last season.

Taylor has nine offers including OSU, Tulsa, North Texas, Arkansas State, SMU, Ohio, Wyoming, Louisiana Monroe, and Air Force. The fact that OSU is his only Power-5 offer might help push him toward the Cowboys.


The Cowboys, still looking for their first 2019 commit, made an offer to 2019 recruit Marcel Brooks.

At 6-foot-3, 200 lb.s, Brooks plays both outside linebacker and safety for Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX. Right now, he’s considered the seventh best outside linebacker in his class.

After Oklahoma State made their offer, Brooks picked up five more from LSU, Penn State, OU, TCU, and Texas. Those six go along with the seven he already held from Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Illinois, SMU, Texas A&M, and Utah. 247Sports currently has the Sooners and Horned Frogs as the favorites to land Brooks.


OSU also offered in-state 2019 linebacker Collin Clay.

Clay is a 6-foot-5, 229 lb, weak-side linebacker for Putnam City. In his sophomore year, Clay accounted for 40 tackles, one sack, and one pass breakup.

OSU is one of five schools that have offered Clay including Iowa State, SMU, Tulsa, and Arkansas State. Despite not having an offer from the Sooners, 247Sports has OU as the favorite to land Clay.


INTEREST

At the moment, Oklahoma State does not have a kicker committed to the 2018 class. Oklahoma State special teams coach Steve Hauser looks to be focusing on kickoff specialist Brice Honaker.

Honaker handles kickoffs, extra points, and field goals for Howe, Texas. Last season he was 7-of-9 on field goals, 52-of-53 on extra points, and had 12 touchbacks on 66 kickoffs.

Honaker will make a visit to Stillwater sometime in June. As of now, his only offer is from Army. Depending on how his visit goes, that might change soon.


NEWS

Oklahoma State wide receiver commit C.J. Moore was one of 400 players nominated for the 2018 U.S All-American Game roster. The selection committee will cut the list down to 100 finalists for the game on January 6, 2018.


BASKETBALL

OFFERS

Mike Boynton made an offer this week to 2019 power forward Armando Bacot

The 6-foot-9, 225 lb. 4-star prospect from Richmond, Virginia has an impressive list of 28 offers. It’s a list that includes OSU, Kansas, Florida State, Georgetown, Villanova, UCLA, USC, and others. There also seems to be interest from Duke, though no offer has been made yet.

Bacot is going to be a tough one for Boynton to land, but if he could pull it off, it could be a difference maker for the program.