The Oklahoma State Cowboy coaching staff has been hard at work this week wrapping up the 2019 class and reaching out to potential future Cowboys.
Cowboys in the Running for Rising JUCO Defensive End
The day after Oklahoma State offered JUCO defensive end LaRon Stokes Jr., Gundy made a trip to visit the fast rising prospect.
Great visit with @CoachGundy today pic.twitter.com/oNzXRfe4nb— LaRon Stokes Jr 1G (@LStokes35) December 6, 2018
Joining Oklahoma State in the recruitment of Stokes are Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Houston, Colorado State, and Tulsa, among others.
According to a recent interview with Tim Thomas of the Virginia Tech site “The Tech Lunch Pail,” Oklahoma State joins the Hokies and Ducks in Stokes’ top-3, though that comment came before the offer from the Sooners.
The 6-4, 245-pound prospect has official visits planned at Oregon this weekend, followed by Virginia Tech the following weekend. He does plan to make a visit to Stillwater, but that is expected to fall mid-week somewhere.
Stokes has been one of the best JUCO defensive ends in the country while playing for NEO A&M. He totaled 76 tackles including 7 sacks this season, while leading the team in sacks and tackles for loss (8).
Oklahoma State has six defensive linemen committed in the 2019 class including three defensive ends; Trace Ford, Kody Walterscheid, and Isreal Isuman-Hundley. If he picks OSU Stokes would be the seventh DL pledge and second JUCO pledge after the Cowboys picked up a commitment from Sione Asi.
Stokes is reportedly planning on making a final decision after his visit to Virginia Tech, sign with a team during the first signing period, and join the team in time for Spring ball.
With Oklahoma State losing both starting defensive ends as well as redshirt seniors Jarrell Owens and Cole Walterscheid and redshirt junior Jordan Brailford, the Cowboys are in need of experience in the defensive line heading into 2019. Landing Stokes would be huge for the Cowboys next season.
Cowboys offer 2020 Quarterback Prospect Will Plummer
Oklahoma State made their fifth offer to a 2020 quarterback prospect this week, when they extended a scholarship to Will Plummer.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound pro-style QB out of Gilbert, Arizona is currently rated as a 3-star prospect by 247Sports.
The Cowboys are just the fourth program to offer Plummer, joining Oregon State, Colorado, and Colorado State. Purdue is also showing some interest, as Will is the younger brother of Boilermaker freshman QB Jack Plummer.
Plummer wrapped up his season in early November, finishing with 3,229 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions through the air. He had 515 yards and three TDs on the ground. Check out his highlights below and you’ll notice that not only is he a good runner, he’s especially good at throwing on the run.
Oklahoma State offers two 2020 Offensive Linemen
Looks like Josh Henson is looking to get into a recruiting battle with conference foe Baylor over 2020 offensive tackle prospect Ty’kieast Crawford.
The Cowboys became just the fourth school to offer the 6-foot-6, 310-pound tackle out of Carthage, Texas, joining Baylor, Arkansas, and Missouri. Crawford committed to Bears back in July and received the other power-5 offers afterwards.
While the 247 Composite has him unranked, the site itself ranks him as a 3-star prospect and the 50th best player in the state of Texas.
Crawford has shown improved play this season, and should expect to see offers come his way as he has garnered interest from Texas and Houston.
Henson also made an offer to 2020 3-star tackle Jaion Cohen, bringing his list of offers to seven.
The Cowboys join Virginia, Wake Forest, and Troy among others, in trying to land the 6-foot-5, 275-pound tackle from Phenix City, Alabama (yep, that’s really how it’s spelled).
Cohen is currently considered the No. 70 offensive tackle prospect, the No. 33 ranked player in Alabama, and is coming off a season where he helped his team, Central-Phenix City (Central), win the state championship in Alabama’s highest state classification.