It’s been fairly slow the last week on the recruiting trail for Oklahoma State. They haven’t added a player to their 2019 class since Kamryn Farrar back on September 18th. That being said, it hasn’t been completely dormant.
We’ve got a new 2019 offer and BIG updates on two of Oklahoma State’s top remaining targets in the 2019 class.
Maurice Gaines Jr. picks up OSU offer
The 2019, 3-star cornerback prospect announced on twitter last week that he has picked up an offer from Oklahoma State.
It’s an interesting offer considering the Cowboys are already loaded with young defensive backs on the roster and have three committed for 2019.
Also interesting, is that despite being committed to Arizona since July, Oklahoma State is the latest in a flurry of offers for the Sacramento, California prospect. Since October 10th, Gaines has picked up offers from Georgia Tech, Kansas State, and Baylor, along with OSU.
So far, Gaines doesn’t seem to be wavering in his commitment to the Wildcats. He told Greg Biggens of 247Sports that the only official visit he planned to make was to Arizona in November.
“The only visit I have set up right now is with Arizona,” Gaines said. “I’m taking my official there for the Arizona State game (Nov. 24). I might take another visit but as of now, the only one I’m planning on taking is to Arizona.”
My big question is, does Oklahoma State just really like Gaines or are they looking to add another CB to the 2019 class? It will be something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Gaines, who has 22 total offers, has had an impressive senior season so far. You can check out his highlights below.
Cowboys offer JUCO defensive end
Oklahoma State coaches also made a scholarship offer to JUCO defensive end David Sow.
Sow, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound DE originally from Dallas, Texas, currently plays for Navarro College in Corsicana, TX. So far his only other offers are from Colorado State and North Texas.
This year, Sow has appeared in seven of Navarro’s eight games and recorded 18 total tackles, including 13 solo tackles, four TFLs, one sack, and six pass break-ups.
Langston Anderson to announce Top-4
It looks like it will be a bit longer before we find out where Oklahoma State sits with their top wide receiver target for 2019. 3-star prospect Langston Anderson announced this week, that he will name his top-4 schools at the end of November.
Top four November 30 !!!!!!— langston(L.A.)anderson (@nikeflow_81) October 18, 2018
Most believe that Oklahoma State will make the cut for Anderson’s final four. He had good things to say about his official visit to Stillwater in early October.
“The future is bright,” said Anderson. “I got to meet Coach Gundy and sit down and talk with him and that was amazing.. I liked what he talked about. The wide receivers coach is a real good coach and you can tell he knows what he’s doing and the whole staff was treating me like family. I had a good time.”
Anderson has already made an official visit to Arizona State and has one planned to Washington State. He has said he will make a fourth OV but so far hasn’t announced where. Baylor, Texas Tech, and Texas are all also still in the running.
As of now, 247 Experts still have Baylor as the favorite with 44% of the vote. However, Oklahoma State picked up three votes after his visit, including from two Texas Longhorn insiders; EJ Holland and Mike Roach.
Personally, I have to think OSU will make the final four and have a great chance to land him. I think Texas and Baylor are still in the running. Also, keep an eye on Ole Miss who have been pushing hard for him.
While we have over a month before the final-four announcement, we won’t have to wait long after that for a final decision. Anderson previously announced he plans to make a final decision on Dec. 19th.
Deondrick Glass to visit Ohio State
Oklahoma State’s top running back target, four-star Deondrick Glass, is expected to be in attendance for homecoming.
Oklahoma State has been the overwhelming favorite to land Glass for nearly two months. But, there is reason for Cowboy fans to be concerned.
Not only is Galss still planning to make an official visit to Alabama the weekend of Nov. 10th, he has now scheduled an OV to Ohio State on Nov. 3rd.
The Buckeyes are making a strong push for Glass after they lost one of their two 2019 running back commits — Sampson James — after he flipped to Indiana
Oklahoma State has been the favorite because they’ve been pushing hard to land Glass. But if a school like Ohio State goes all-in, it could be enough to sway him to Columbus. Plus, the fact that he hasn’t committed to Oklahoma State yet, tells you he’s still keeping his options open.
As of now, Glass has 26 offers., but names Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Alabama, and Georgia as the schools high on his list.
“Ohio State is one of my top schools,” Glass said. “I’m talking to Georgia too. (But) I don’t have a favorite yet really.”