With the first college football signing period inching closer, teams are working hard to finalize their 2019 classes. For Oklahoma State, landing a running back in the class is still one of the their top goals, with 4-star prospect Deondrick Glass the top target.
The Cowboys have been believed to be the favorites to land Glass for awhile, with all eight 247Sports crystal ball predictions in favor of Oklahoma State. That includes one by an Ohio State writer added last week.
But, the crystal ball’s are a lot foggier after Glass’ official visit to Tuscaloosa last weekend. Glass told BamaOnLine that the Tide were now the favorites to land him, followed by Oklahoma State and Ohio State.
“It was cool,” Glass told BamaOnLine. “I really liked it. I liked everything about it.”
Glass also said there was thing in particular that really impressed him during his visit. “When I was talking to Coach Saban and it made me realize that every single back that has ever been to Bama has gone to the league.”
It’s not great news for an Oklahoma State coaching staff that has thrown everything they can at the talented back from Katy, Texas. Glass to meet one of his idols in Barry Sanders during his official visit to Stillwater a few weeks ago along with watching the Cowboys defeat then No. 6 Texas.
There is still hope for OSU. For one thing, Glass hasn’t made a final decision as of yet. He also has not set an announcement date and is not expected to sign early, which I think plays into the Cowboys favor.
Also, Glass is not Bama’s top running back target for 2019. They already have 4-star Keilan Robinson and have prioritized 5-star Trey Sanders, who is expected to choose either Bama or Florida when he makes his announcement on Dec. 19th. If you’re a Cowboy fan, you’re rooting for Sanders to choose the Tide.
As far as Ohio State, they fell out of it despite still being in the top three. The Buckeyes picked up a second running back commit in 3-star Marcus Crowley the same weekend that Glass was in town.
Personally, I think the Cowboys still have a shot here, but am a little worried that his trip to Stillwater didn’t sway him more. We will just have to keep watching closely over the next month to see what happens.