Some big news for Oklahoma State on the recruiting trail this week; some potentially good with the Cowboys trending up for a highly coveted 4-star running back, while some bad with OSU missing out on a linebacker target.
When 4-star running back Deondrick Glass announced his top-10 schools back in May, Oklahoma State made the cut. However, the Cowboys never felt like the favorite, especially after LSU made a scholarship offer AFTER his announcement.
Now though, the winds seem to be changing. It looks like the Cowboys are not only still in the running but might be the favorite.
This week, three new predictions have been made at 247Sports for the 5-foot-11, 200-pound back from Katy Texas. All three have been for Oklahoma State. What’s more interesting, is that none of the individuals picking OSU cover the Cowboys.
The picks came from EJ Holland and Mike Roach, who both cover the Texas Longhorns for Horns247, and OUInsider’s Brandom Drumm.
One reason the Cowboys seem to be trending may be because of a 2019 offensive lineman recruit already committed to OSU’s 2019 class.
“I’ve been talking to Oklahoma State for a while,” said Glass to Nick Kreuger of Rivals. “[Teammate and Cowboys commit] Cole (Birmingham) is definitely an influence. It would be nice to play with one of my offensive linemen. He knows the way that I run, he can tell me more about it and I wouldn’t be alone, I would have someone to transition from high school to college with so that would be cool.”
The general consensus is that this will be junior running back Justice Hill’s final season in Stillwater. Despite a deep backfield with J.D. King, LD Brown, and Chuba Hubbard, adding a player the caliber of Glass would be huge for Oklahoma State.
Not to mention, seeing him commit to Oklahoma State over 26 other teams including LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio State would, at least for a time, quiet the complaints about Mike Gundy’s recruiting.
That said, don’t expect a decision anytime soon. Glass sounds like he will play out his senior season before choosing where to continue his football career.
It took a day longer than expected, but 3-star 2019 linebacker Myles Jernigan announced his decision on Tuesday night, picking the Cal Golden Bears over Oklahoma State and Utah among others.
C A L I IM ON THE WAY pic.twitter.com/WbbV5JtU0Z— MYLES JERNIGAN⁶/FREEBANDZ (@Myles6ixJ_) September 5, 2018
The Cowboys were believed to be one of the finalists for the talented linebacker, along with Cal, Utah, and Baylor. However, Cal and Utah became front-runners after a West Coast trip by Jernigan this past summer.
His decision wasn’t a surprise and one we predicted over the weekend while awaiting his announcement. Still, its disappointing none the less.
With Jernigan spurning the Cowboys, keep an eye on 3-star Kevon Glenn as someone the Cowboys turn their attention to, to fill another linebacker spot in the 2019 class.