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On The Trail (6/5) - Football & Hoops Recruiting Roundup

Here’s your weekly roundup of the latest recruiting news and insight from CRFF.

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Sometimes no news is good news. That would have been better on the whole this week as the most interesting recruiting news for the week did not favor the Pokes. (It’s okay though, we sti11 had a pretty great week overall).

Basketball

While there was some cool scheduling developments this week for the summer and potentially during the season, it was mostly quiet on the recruiting trail.

Jordan Lathon, the Northwestern late decommit that we talked about last week, has continued to garner offers from literally everyone with a scholarship left to offer. Ehab Amin, one of the top grad transfers for the 2018 offseason, has reopened his commitment after Nevada pulled his scholarship to make room for the Martin twins. The Cowboys showed interest the first time around and could get involved again with their last 2018 scholarship.

Finally, another recruiting saga wrapped up with the loss of one of the biggest targets for 2019 Jalen Wilson. He chose Michigan after including the Cowboys in his Top 6.

Football

Targets

Deuce Hogan, N/R 2020 QB // 6’4 // 190 Grapevine, TX

With Hudson Card and TJ Finley choosing to play elsewhere, Hogan became one of the only remaining QB prospects (that OSU is currently targeting) available for 2020. He made an unofficial visit to Stillwater on Wednesday in the middle of a 4-visit week including Tulsa, Iowa, and Iowa State in addition to OSU.

https://twitter.com/_DeuceHogan__/status/1001883036449955841

There’s still plenty of time remaining for his commitment, but if the Cowboys could land him it would be huge in keeping up the momentum for the 2020 class.

Grant Gunnell, ★★★★ 2019 QB // 6’6 // 222 Houston, TX

When Gunnell cancelled his visit to Stillwater the weekend of the spring game in favor of an Ohio State official, things looked bleak for his recruitment.

He unofficially gave his final four this week and it did not include the Cowboys. This one doesn’t look promising.

Offers

Maybe it’s just the right time of year for offensive lineman offers, but it seems like OL Coach Josh Henson is putting out five offers for every one for the rest of the coaching staff. Maybe that’s hyperbole, but this week sure didn’t disprove that assertion.

Reece Atteberry, ★★★★ 2020 OT // 6’5 // 260 Aurora, CO

Henson continues to seek talent out of Colorado as he extended another offer to an Eaglecrest HS lineman in Atteberry. The four-star lineman announced his offer with some encouraging words for the Pokes.

The Cowboys will have to fend off the likes of Michigan, Nebraska, Cal, Oregon, Colorado and more to earn his commitment.

Turner Corcoran, ★★★★ 2020 OT // 6’6 // 280 Lawrence, KS

This top 100 2020 lineman out of Jayhawk country has seen offers from Ohio State, Nebraska, Mizzou, Wisconsin, and Clemson before the Cowboys offered this week. Usually the Cowboys get in before the big names, but Henson has shown no fear when it comes to taking on recruiting battles. It will be really interesting to see how his aggressively ambitious strategy plays out.

Damieon George, N/R 2020 OT // 6’6 // 320 Houston, TX

George is a monstrous outside lineman but this offer has other implications as well. His teammate is Zachary Evans, the top RB and fifth ranked overall player in the 2020 class. The Cowboys have offered and would love to land both, but so would Alabama, LSU, and OU, among others and they’re pitching the packaged deal too.

Myles Murao, ★★★★★ 2020 OG // 6’3 // 270 Santa Ana, CA

Speaking of ambitious offers, this one takes that cake for the week. Murao is five-star OG out of California ranked in the Top 25 of the 2020 class. He received an offer from Auburn on the same day, and also has offers from LSU, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, and more.

He plays tackle at Mater Dei prep school but projects as a guard at the next level. The dude is an absolute mauler with a stellar motor and great athleticism for his size. If Henson is able to pull this off, we seriously need to find a way for him to recruit for every position (although he credits Yurcich in his offer announcement).

Grant Treiber, ★★★ 2019 OT // 6’6 // 280 Sioux Falls, SD

The lone 2019 offer for the week, Treiber represents another attempt from Henson to get the 2019 OL class going. His recruitment started fairly slowly but has really begin to gain steam in the last couple months. He has received offers from Vanderbilt, Mizzou, Oregon, Minnesota, and Nebraska in addition to the Pokes.


There’s only so many more weeks for Jordan Lathon can wait to decide if he wants to join the Cowboys on their European tour, and at some point these football offers will begin to bear fruit.

Stay tuned, and #LetsWork.