Recruiting never stops for football and basketball, especially in the off-season. Coaches for both teams 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.
The football team enjoyed a good week adding four new recruits to the 2018 commitment list. While they didn’t any new offers to the class of 2018, they did do some work on the class of 2019.
On Monday three-star cornerback Starrland Baldwin Jr. named his final 12 teams, which included OSU.
Baldwin, 5-foot-10, 172-pounds, narrowed the list from 16 to 12. Joining the Cowboys are Houston, Arizona State, West Vriginia, TCU, Texas A&M, LSU, Utah, OU, Iowa State, Nevada, and Penn State. As of now, 247Sports lists OU as the presumptive favorite to land the CBs services.
Last season Baldwin totaled 46 tackles including six TFLs, 15 pass break-ups, and three interceptions. You can check out his higlights below.
OSU coaches are already hard at work on the 2019 class, making an offer to outside linebacker Anfernee Orji.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder plays OLB and safety for Rockwall, where last season he totaled 96 tackles including 2 TFLs, seven pass break-ups, and one forced fumble.
Despite being class of 2019, Orji already has five offers from OSU, Arkansas, Baylor, Vanderbilt, and Utah, and is drawing interest from some big name schools like Ohio State, OU, Texas, and LSU.
A quick peek at his highlights explain why he’s generating so much interest already.
OSU also made an offer to 2019 outside linebacker NaNa Osafo-Mensah.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder also plays two positions for his school, Nolan Catholic in Fort Worth Texas; OLB and weak-side defensive end.
Nana has offers from 11 schools including OSU, Southern Cal, UCLA, OU, Nebraska, Georgia, Texas A&M, and others.
Check out his higlights below.
Mike Boynton and Co. were busy on the recruiting trail making a number of offers last week, to players in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 classes.
That includes three teammates.
Bates, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound center from Fayetteville, North Carolina has offers from 12 schools including OSU, UConn, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Cincinnati among others.
Baker, a 6-foot-7 guard, already as offers from 13 schools including OSU, Kansas, Texas, NC State, Florida, and Wake Forest, among others.
You can check out his most recent highlights.
Mason is a 6-foot-7, 180-pound wing out of Greensboro, North Carolina. As of now Mason has six offers including Oklahoma State, East Carolina, Houston, DePaul, Hampton, and UNC-Greensboro.
Back to the 2018 class, Mike Boynton is obviously looking to add another small forward to the class as he offered two last week.
First was three-star small forward Kaden Archie.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound wing from Midlothian, Texas has offers from 10 teams in all including Texas, Wichita State, Texas Tech, Purdue, and Tulsa among others. As of now, 247Sports predicts Archie will land with the Longhorns.
The second 2018 small forward offered was three-star Khalid Moore.
The 6-foot-6, 175 wing from Jamaica, New York is ranked as one of the ten best players at his position in the state of New York. He currently holds offers from a dozen teams including OSU, Louisville, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, and Miami, among others. He also has teams like Illinois, South Carolina, and Kentucky interested.
Check out his higlight reel.
Finally, Boynton made one more offer to a class of 2019 prospect, five-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr.
Carey, at 6-foot-9, 245-pounds, is the top ranked power forward in is class. He already has offers from nine schools including Oklahoma State, Miami, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, UConn, Louisville, Georgia State, and Saint Louis. That list is likely to grow, as Carey is drawing interest from schools like Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky, among others. As of now though, 247Sports is strongly predicting he will end up at Miami.
If you need some convincing for why he’s so highly ranked, check out his highlight reel.