Spring ball is back in session after a week off for Spring Break. That’s not keeping Oklahoma State coaches from working on the next class of Cowboys.
Gleeson offers 2020 quarterback
The Cowboys are still looking for a quarterback commit for their 2020 class, and Offensive Coordinator Sean Gleeson has found another target in three-star Tyler Van Dyke.
Van Dyke announced the offer on his Twitter account on Wednesday. OSU joins 20 other schools to have offered the 6-foot-4, 212-pound prospect from Connecticut. Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, UCLA, Purdue, Syracuse, Duke and Boston College are among the others, with the Badgers looking like the favorites right now. Both of 247’s crystal ball predictions are for Wisconsin.
This is Gleeson’s second offer to a QB, and Van Dyke is different than dual-threat Evan Prater. Van Dyke is a traditional Pro-style QB with a strong arm. He put up 1,899 yards and 14 touchdowns through the air last year. That doesn’t mean he can’t run — he had 105 yards and a touchdown on the ground — or that he’s not good on his feet as he shows good pocket presence and movement in his highlights, but don’t expect to see him calling his own number too often.
Van Dyke recently told 247 he plans to make his commitment this April or May, so it may be too little too late for OSU. However, he did say he would move that back if things changed.
Dickey offers four-star offensive tackle
New offensive line coach Charlie Dickey continues to work to build his 2020 class, with his latest offer going to four-star prospect Nathan Anderson.
The 6-foot-5, 262-pound tackle has 14 offers including OSU, USC, Washington State, Missouri, Boston College, Baylor and TCU, and is reportedly high on the latter two.
As a junior, Anderson earned first-team all-district honors after helping Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas, go 13-1 in route to a Texas Class 5A Division II state quarterfinal appearance.
According to both Gabe Brooks of 247 and Sam Spiegleman of Rivals, Anderson has had some impressive off-season showings.
“He ran a blistering shuttle for a lineman at 4.20 seconds,” said Brooks.
Reedy OT Nate Anderson grabs an #OKState offer. Anderson was excellent during this past weekends RCS Dallas showcase @OKStateRivals— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) March 27, 2019
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Anderson is hoping to have his recruitment wrapped up before the 2019 season kicks-off.
Four-Star linebacker talks Oklahoma State
One of the Cowboys’ top defensive targets for 2020, Prince Dorbah, spoke on his recruitment by OSU highly recently.
Dorbah, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound outside linebacker from Dallas, recently announced a top-5 that included OSU, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and LSU. In an interview with Sam Spiegelman of Rivals.com, Dorbah broke down why he picked those five schools from his 13 offers, a list that included Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
“They’re just the schools recruiting me the hardest, the schools that have been on my mind for a while,” Dorbah told Spiegelman. “Ever since I was a sophomore, these schools were at the top relationship-wise. These are the five best schools that fit me and what’s best for me, so I put them into my top five.”
Dorbah also elaborated on why Oklahoma State made the cut, sighting their early offer and style of play
“They’re the first school to ever offer me, to give me a chance. I always go back and look back. They gave me an opportunity so I’ll never forget about them. They were the first school to offer, a Big 12 school that runs the same schemes, and if I’m the best fit for them and they’re the best fit for me … we’ll have to see.”
Dorbah is planning to take official visits to all five this Spring before making his decision. He hopes to visit the spring games of as many of his Top-5 as possible. It’s likely OSU is among those as they are the only one of the five with a April 20 game.
At this point, all signs point to Texas landing Dorbah, with both 247 and Rivals predictions leaning burnt orange. While Dorbah has made multiple visits to Stillwater, the Spring Game will be a great opportunity for the coaching staff to put the full-court press on the talented prospect.