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High Noon Highlights: Only 1,492 Yards Away

We talk a little Rashaun Woods / James Washington, recruiting and ESPN pre-season rankings.

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It’s High Noon.

James Washington is 1,492 Yards Away from Breaking Rashaun Woods School Receiving Record

In case you forgot, or are too young to really remember, Rashaun Woods was one of the most dominant players to ever put on orange. Dude had hands like no other. He once had seven touchdowns in one game. I’m serious:

Can Washington tally 1,492 yards this season? He would have to improve on last season’s dominance.

Freshman (2014) - 456 yards receiving

Sophomore (2015) - 1087 yards receiving

Junior (2016) - 1380 yards receiving.

With Marcell Ateman returning, Dillon Stoner returning, Jalen McCleskey showing his insane ability to get open and the addition of Tyron Johnson to the mix, I don’t see Washington getting the touches that he needs to break Woods’ record.

What do you think?

Check out the rest of LandGrant Gauntlet’s 2017 Big 12 Position Group Preview, By The Numbers: WR

One Commit is in, One Transfer on the Way?

Big news yesterday, as Oklahoma State lands their first running back prospect in the 2018 class. Jahmyl Jeter decommited from SMU shortly after visiting Oklahoma State this past weekend, and it looks like the back out of San Antonio, TX was impressed with what he saw in Stillwater. I’m pumped for Coach Wozniak, he has some very big shoes to fill with the departure of Marcus Arroyo, but he’s already heading in the right direction with big commitments like Jeter.

Wozniak has a stable of good young running backs, and I’m excited to see the development of that group.

Coach Gundy and Coach Henson have something up their sleeves as well. OSU has been granted permission to speak to suspended LSU guard, Maea Teuhema.

Once ranked as the nation’s No. 2 offensive guard recruit, the 6' 5", 315-pound Texan started 21 games at LSU, working at right tackle and left guard. He was expected to start for the Tigers at guard this fall. Part of Teuhema’s suspension was related to academics. The 20-year-old Teuhema has drawn a lot of praise from the LSU staff in the past for his physical style and ability to be very strong at the point of attack.

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Teuhema is also being contacted by USC, Houston and Oklahoma. He would have two years of eligibility left after his transfer, and would be a huge get for the Cowboys who are losing five offensive lineman to graduation after this upcoming season.

Oklahoma State Lands at No. 10 on ESPN’s Pre-Season Rankings

Who was the last mullet-wearing coach to raise the national championship trophy? Mike Gundy turns 50 on Aug. 12, and he's having more fun than ever as he brings back what could be his best Pokes team. Quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington lead a dynamic passing attack, and Justice Hillprovides balance in the run game. Oklahoma State hosts Bedlam and faces a more manageable non-league slate than Oklahoma or Texas.

They sleep on us.

But honestly, No. 10 is pretty consistent to what we’ve all been hearing/seeing (and it’s not like the ESPN rankings matter). Teams move up, down and all around during the season. I expect Oklahoma State to be higher come the holiday season.

Go Pokes!