Recruiting season never sleeps, for basketball and football. This week, coaches from both teams have been busy on the recruiting trail working to fill out their future classes of Cowboys.
Cowboys Make Top-12
Despite already filling all three of the available scholarships for the 2019 class, Oklahoma State remains in the running for two more top prospects.
A little over a week after 4-star guard Marcus Watson named the Cowboys in his final four, OSU made the cut for another talented 4-star guard; Tyrell Jones.
Jones, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound combo-guard from Orlando, Florida announced his Top-12 schools on twitter on Thursday. Joining OSU is Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Clemson, Kansas State, Iowa State, Minnesota, SMU, and Western Kentucky.
While 12 seems like a lot, that’s cut down from the 35 (!!) offers he has received. Schools that didn’t make the cut include Louisville, Xavier, TCU, Mississippi State, Boston College, and Houston.
Jones noted in an interview with 247Sports that, “relationships he has with the coaching staff and players,” will be a major factor in his decision making process. Considering that Boynton didn’t offer Jones until July, it seems like he’s made a solid impression on the young man.
As of now, 247Sports crystal balls are 100% in favor of Auburn with all eight predictions favoring the Tigers.
I don’t get the feeling the Cowboys are a legitimate threat to land Jones. He has already made official visits to Auburn and Ole Miss, with another planned for Georgia. He also has a strong relationship built with one of the assistant coaches at Auburn, and has said his visit there went really well. Still, he’s one to keep an eye on moving forward, and the Cowboys inclusion just adds to the theory that despite having no remaining available scholarships for 2019, they may not be done adding to the class.
Boynton Visits Thompson
Speaking of building relationships, one that Coach Boynton continues to focus on is with super talented in-state guard Bryce Thompson.
Boynton apparently made a stop by a Booker T. Washington practice on Tuesday to check in on the Cowboys’ top 2020 target.
Boynton has made Thompson a top priority ever since landing the head coaching gig, and for good reason. The 4-star prospect is the top player in Oklahoma in the 2020 class and the 19th-ranked shooting guard nationally.
Boynton has his work cut out for him, fighting off Kansas, where Thompson made an unofficial visit earlier this month for Late Night at the Phog. Thompson’s father, Rod Thompson, played for Bill Self at Tulsa back in the day.
Cowboys offer 2020 offensive lineman
With OSU’s 2019 class nearing its completion, focus is being spent on building the 2020 class. On Wednesday, OSU made an offer to 3-star offensive tackle Jake Majors.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound tackle from Prosper, Texas is the 36th ranked tackle in the nation. Along with Oklahoma State, Majors has offers from nine other schools, including Texas, Washington, Stanford, Colorado, Arizona State, Boston College, Missouri, Houston, and SMU.
As of now, Stanford is the favorite to land Majors, with all three 247 predictions going to the Trees. That includes picks by a Horns247 writer and the 247 Director of Recruiting.
Majors is a player on the rise, who has shown great improvement from his sophomore to junior year, especially in his technique. Check out the highlights from his first three games of the season.
Preston Wilson made official visit
Oklahoma State only had one recruit on hand for an official visit last Saturday during the loss to Texas Tech, in 2019 OT commit Preston Wilson.
Had a great time in Stillwater for my official visit!! Enjoyed meeting some of my future teammates and hanging with my Cowboy family!! pic.twitter.com/7TRi6vaXjW— Preston Wilson (@preston58wilson) September 25, 2018
Wilson, a 3-star offensive tackle from Argyle, Texas, has been committed to the Cowboys since June, and has so far shown no signs of changing his mind.
Credit due to offensive line coach Josh Henson for building a solid relationship with a recruit that some are already calling a rising star in his senior season. Remember, Wilson may be a 3-star recruit, but he chose Oklahoma State over offers from 29(!!) other teams, including Arizona State, Baylor, Utah, Washington State, Duke, Texas Tech, and Boise State.
Wilson is one of four lineman in OSU’s 2019 class, joining Cole Birmingham, Taylor Miterko, and Joe Michalski.