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Football Recruiting: Kolbe Fields decommits from Oklahoma State

Fields’ decommitment leaves the Cowboys with just one linebacker in the class of 2021.

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Oklahoma State’s football team has lost its second commitment in as many days after three-star linebacker Kolbe Fields of Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana) decommitment from the program, according to GoPokes.com.

The Pokes lost the commitment of 2022 offensive tackle Kelvin Banks on Sunday, but some saw that coming as his recruitment has picked up to include some of the top schools in the nation. Fields’ decision is more unexpected has eight offers and only one other Power 5 offer from Purdue.

Fields ranks as the No. 887 player in the class of 2021 and No. 57 outside linebacker. OSU is also recruiting Fields’ high school teammate Logan Diggs, who is a running back.

A quick scan of the linebackers who have reported OSU offers shows in-state products Donovan Stephens and Rejhan Tatum of Del City are the most likely to potentially fill the hole left by Fields. Stephens ranks as the No. 730 player in his class and No. 43 among outside linebackers; Tatum is the No. 966 player and No. 41 among inside linebackers.

Fields’ decommitment leaves OSU with the No. 54 class in the nation. The Pokes have 10 commitments for the class of 2021, and the loss of Fields leaves Edmond Santa Fe’s Collin Oliver as the only linebacker in the class.