Oklahoma State added another member to its class of 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday night. This time, it’s an explosive playmaker out of the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex.
Euless Trinity (TX) running back Ollie Gordon announced his commitment to the Cowboys on Twitter. Gordon led metroplex area players with 2,083 yards and 28 touchdowns. That includes a record setting performance in a 49-45 playoff win over Allen in which Gordon rushed for 460 yards and six scores on 50 carries.
Iowa State was the first school to extend an offer back in June and Washington State offered just before the season started. The offers started pouring in for Gordon as the season went on, and he started gaining national attention after his performance against Allen. Missouri, TCU and Texas Tech all offered Gordon the day after the win over Allen and OSU, Arkansas, Nebraska and Michigan all followed suit a few weeks later.
Gordon ultimately chose to play for OSU over the other schools that extended him offers. The rising senior will have a bigger target on his back next season as every team in the metroplex is aware of his playmaking ability. As of now, Trinity is planning on moving Gordon to quarterback for his final season with the Trojans to help replace graduating senior Valentino Foni. In Trinity’s offense, Gordon will still get plenty of carries at quarterback.
Gordon should fit right in with the culture at Oklahoma State. The Trinity star was a recipient of an MVP Bobblehead on Inside High School Sports a few weeks ago, and gave credit to more than a handful of his teammates for making his big performances possible.
.@IAR2_Football is a school known for producing great running backs. Junior tailback @Ollie_Gordon2 is now a part of that distinguished list. With a school record 455 yards rushing and 6 td's against Allen.— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) January 26, 2021
MVP Bobblehead presented by https://t.co/7VypqEE9sx. pic.twitter.com/QCTrvzXL4V
I was in attendance for several of Gordon’s big performances in the playoffs, including against Midland Lee and Southlake Carroll. He has a perfect blend of size and speed and is a capable receiver, as well as a capable passer. He could be dangerous from several different positions, which will serve him well at the college level. Below are two highlights I shot, the first was a physical run for a touchdown after catching a screen pass from Foni, and the other was a game winning touchdown pass with :15 seconds remaining.
Gordon has a bright future in Stillwater and the Pokes picked up a massive win on the recruiting trail tonight. Landing this commitment will pay dividends for Mike Gundy and the Cowboys over the next several years.