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.
The big news of the week came on Saturday morning with the commitment of 3-star safety Jarrick Bernard. He is the 3rd safety commit of the 2018 class, and the 13th commit overall.
At the moment Oklahoma State only has one wide receiver commit for 2018. They’re officially in the running for another.
4-star 2018 receiver Miles Battle from Houston, Texas named the Cowboys in his final 12 schools. OSU joins TCU, Texas, Oregon, Ole Miss, LSU, Missouri, Arkansas, UCLA, Auburn, Baylor, and Mississippi State. Battle cut his list down from 28 offers. Interesting to note, Battle included the Longhorns in his list of 12, but does not currently hold an offer from them.
Battle, at 6-foot-4, 188 lbs. racked up 1,050 yards and 14 touchdowns on 74 receptions last season. He also returned a kick for a TD.
Right now, 247Sports predicts Battle will end up at Ole Miss, but they’ve been wrong before.
OSU also made the final six of 3-star Georgia cornerback Donte Burton.
Burton unveiled his final six schools in an interview with Tim Thomas of The Tech Lunch Pail.
Donte Burton told us that six are currently leading for him including Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, and Vanderbilt. This is a slight change from about a month ago when four were at the top for Burton including VT and Oklahoma State with it appearing that both Oregon and West Virginia have faded in his recruitment.
From the sound of it, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech are the top dogs in the fight for Burton. Though the increased push from Notre Dame and Missouri could change that.
The 6-foot-0, 184 lb. CB from Lawrenceville, Georgia has offers from 27 schools. As of now, 247Sports has Virginia Tech and North Carolina as the most likely schools to land Burton, despite the Tarheels not being in his top six.
At this point I would be surprised if Burton ended up anywhere other than VT, though it’s obvious Oklahoma State isn’t out of the running.
Speaking of 3-star corners, Oklahoma State will get a visit from Eddie Smith on Monday.
The 6-foot-1, 180 lb. Smith plays cornerback and wide receiver for Salmen High in Slidell, LA. Last year Smith caught 11 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns, while on defense, Smith recorded 33 tackles, one TFL, two interceptions, and one defensive TD.
The Cowboys offered Smith back on May 9th. Since then he’s picked up six more offers from Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, TCU, Georgia, Utah, and Texas Tech, bringing his total to 21.
"This is my first visit to Oklahoma State," Smith said. "I look forward to seeing their facilities and seeing how bad their staff really wants me."
Smith also plans to visit TCU, Mississippi State, and Tennessee this summer.
Oklahoma State played host to multiple players at mini-camp on Friday, including 2020 quarterback prospect Ken Seales.
Amazing day at OSU working with OC/QB Coach Yurcich pic.twitter.com/khym2GI2wc— Ken Seals (@KenSealsQB) June 2, 2017
The 6-foot-2, 180 lb. pro-style QB made a trip to Stillwater to meet with the coaching staff. However, it should be noted he also made a stop in Norman, where coaches are already working to recruit him.
Seals started as a Freshman this season for Weatherford, TX where he completed 104 of 238 passes for a 43.69% completion rate. He also threw 10 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Not bad for a freshman in high school.
This week, Oklahoma State focused on the future on the recruiting trail making offers to multiple 2019 prospects. That includes wide-receiver LaVontae Shenault
Shenault, a 6-foot-1, 175 lb. WR from Desoto, Texas, is a recruit on the rise. He currently has eight offers, six of which came in May. His list right now includes OSU, West Virginia, Kansas State, Utah, Illinois, Colorado, SMU, and North Texas. Colorado was the first the offer him and could have a leg up with his older brother Laviska currently on the Buffaloes’ roster.
Oklahoma State also offered 2019 safety Jamal Morris.
Morris, a 6-foot-2, 177 lb. defensive back from Bush High School in Richmond, Texas had an impressive sophomore campaign. He recorded 43 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, two forced fumbles, and six pass breakups.
Oklahoma State is just the latest of six offers, joining Baylor, Michigan, Houston, Iowa State, and SMU.
Speaking of Richmond, Texas, OSU also made an offer to 2019 4-star wide receiver Arjei Henderson.
After a great phone call with coach gundy. I've received an offer the Oklahoma State Cowboys! pic.twitter.com/9sC9ODp81Q— Hendi™ (@king_hendi) May 31, 2017
Oklahoma State is his 43rd(!!!) offer. 247Sports is in a four-way split on which team he will end up with between Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Ohio State.
The 6-foot-2, 190 lb. receiver was committed to OU, but decommited back in April. After his commitment to OU, Henderson’s list of offers sky rocketed to the impressive list of 43 he has now.
OSU is a little late to the game going after Henderson, but it never hurts to offer. Wouldn’t it be awesome to land a guy that used to be an OU commit?
The final offer for the 2019 class last week went to defensive end Isreal Isuman-Hundley.
The Cowboys are just the second team to offer the 6-foot-6, 230 DE from Argyle, TX. Baylor was his first offer.
Hundley is a BIG kid, with freak physicality and a lot of upside especially considering he hasn’t been playing football long. Expect more offers to start rolling in for this kid soon.
OSU stayed in-state to offer 2020 offensive tackle Andrew Raym.
Raym, a 6-foot-4, 285 lb. tackle from Broken Arrow has offers from OSU, OU, Tulsa, SMU, and Memphis.
It’s still really early, but the Sooners seem to be all-in on the kid. If the Cowboys are going to land Raym, they’re going to have to battle the Sooners to do so.
The Cowboys made an offer to Junior College cornerback Dominic Cameron.
Cameron, a 5-foot-10 CB from Converse, Texas, plays for Navarro junior college where he appeared in six games last season, totalling 12 tackles. He was an unheralded recruit out of high school but has shown some ability at the JUCO level.
One of OSUs most recent offers, 2018 outside linebacker Tyree Wilson, announced he has decided to decommit from Washington State.
Wilson committed to the Cougars two months ago, right after they made an offer. Since then, Wilson’s number of offers has increased to 15 and now includes OSU, Kansas, Houston, Tulsa, and Memphis, among others.
In his announcement Wilson said, “I believe I should enjoy the recruiting process and pick a school that best fits me.”
OSU appears to be in decent shape with Wilson now that his recruitment is back open. Though I expect more offers to come.