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Football Recruiting Notebook: Oklahoma State hands out new offers to 2021 prospects

The Cowboys’ recent offers include two highly-coveted wide receivers.

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While recruiting visits are currently on hold due to the coronavirus, that doesn’t mean coaches are taking a break from the trail.

The biggest news of the week was 2021 four-star in-state linebacker Collin Oliver naming Oklahoma State Cowboys in his top-8. Oliver is easily one of the Cowboys’ top targets in the class.

The less positive news was in regards to three-star wide receiver Brady Boyd who, just a few days after naming OSU in his “top two”, chose to commit to his other favorite, Minnesota.

OSU has stayed busy, handing out a handful of new offers this past week.

2021 4-star guard Josh Simmons

Le Mesa, California

Offers: 18

Includes Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State and USC. The OSU offer came — along with others — just a few days after his de-commitment from the Ducks.

247 National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins compares Simmons to Philadelphia Eagle Brandon Brooks and has some nice things to say about him.

Massive two-way lineman who could end up as a nose guard or offensive guard in college. Shows quickness of the ball, strength at the point of attack and the ability to cave in the interior of an offensive line by himself.

2021 4-star wide receiver Keon Coleman

Opelousas, Louisiana

Offers: 29

Includes Arizona, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and others.

247 Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks says Coleman has some big-time potential.

Owns terrific frame for elite wideout prospect. Tall and long with a ton of frame space to add bulk. Dynamic, explosive athlete who competes in football, basketball, and track and field. Division I-caliber prospect in football and basketball. Electric leaper. Produces highlight reel dunks on the hardwood and impressive ball-winning plays on the gridiron.

A three-sport athlete, Coleman also has D1 offers in basketball and competes in long jump. Last season, Coleman nabbed 35 receptions for 1,143 yards and 22 touchdowns.

2021 3-star wide receiver Michael Jackson III

Las Vegas, Nevada

Offers: 23

Includes Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Kentucky, Penn State, Oregon, Tennessee, USC, Utah, Wisconsin and others.

Currently ranked as the No. 60 wide receiver in the 2021 class and No. 3 overall recruit in Nevada for 2021. 247 Sports Recruiting Analyst Blair Angulo compares Jackson to Tennessee Titan Deontay Burton.

Thickly built and solid frame, with decent length and physical upside. Strong lower half. Dynamic pass-catcher who thrives on underneath routes. Elusive in open field and dangerous after gaining possession. Constant threat to gain large chunks of yards. Shows good instincts as route runner, particularly by gaining separation early in plays.

2021 3-star safety Ty Williams

Muskogee, Oklahoma

Offers: 12

Includes Cal, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri and others.But expect that list to grow with interest from Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

Williams, who also plays quarterback for Muskogee, had nine interceptions last season.

2021 running back Jaden Nixon

Frisco, Texas

Offers: 10

Includes schools like Air Force, Army, Navy, North Texas, and Tulsa, among others. OSU is the first Power-5 offer.

While Nixon is unranked, he comes from an OSU family. His father, Jeroid Johnson, played defensive back during the mid-90s at OSU. Nixon’s mother, Tina, was also an OSU athlete, competing as a was a jumper on the Cowgirl track and field team in the late 90s.

As a junior, Nixon had 821 yards and 14 touchdowns on 90 carries. He also caught 18 receptions for 262 yards and two scores.

2022 defensive lineman Jalen Marshall

Overland Park, Kansas

Offers: 2

Other offer is from Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and Tulsa have also shown interest.

During his sophomore season, Marshall racked up 36 total tackles, including 2.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks in 10 games.

He made an unofficial visit to OSU for Bedlam this past November.