Just a day after the Oklahoma State football team got good news with the commitment from talented defensive end recruit Trace Ford, the Cowboys are back on commitment watch.
According to multiple reports, 3-star linebacker Myles Jernigan is expected to announce where he’ll play college ball sometime this weekend.
The 6-foot-3, 209-pound OLB has offers from seven schools. Joining Oklahoma State are Baylor, Texas Tech, Houston, Utah, California, and Rice.
As of now, there’s no clear-cut leader in the clubhouse as far as where Jernigan will commit. 247Sports experts are pretty split between Cal, Baylor, and OSU. That being said, I’d keep Utah in the running. Jernigan seemed split between OSU and Baylor until he took a trip out West this summer. Since then, Cal has looked like the favorite, but so far, he hasn’t given any real inclination as to his decision.
Jernigan has previously said he likes Oklahoma State.
“I like that it’s closer to home and they have one of the best strength coaches in the game,” he told Gabe Brooks of 247Sports.
He also says he’s looking to go somewhere where he can develop as a player and a student, and with a family environment. All things that to me, perfectly fit Oklahoma State.
Personally, I think Cal or Utah are his likely destination. I’m not saying Oklahoma State is out of it, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he committed to come to Stillwater, but everything I’ve seen says he really liked what he saw in Berkeley and Salt Lake City.
The Cowboys currently have one OLB committed in the 2019 class in Na’Drian Dizadare out of Shreveport, LA. Landing Jernigan would make for a nice pair of linebackers to pair with their three defensive ends.
If you want to see what Jernigan can do when given the opportunity, this sack from South Grand Prairie’s season opener is a perfect example.