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Football Recruiting: Oklahoma State on Commitment Watch in July

Five class of 2022 targets are set or expected to announce their decisions this month.

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For recruits in the class of 2022, the month of June was all about making official visits to help make final decisions on where they wanted to play college football.

While many have announced their decisions, there is expected to be a wave of commitments across the sport during the month of July as more and more players look to get decisions out of the way before their senior seasons start.

That’s the case for a number of Oklahoma State targets, with four who have officially set announcement dates, and another who is worth keeping an eye on this month.


July 1st - Micheal Ibukun-Okeyode

First up is today!

The Edge from Rowlett, Texas didn’t announce a final selection of schools in his announcement tweet. That said, it doesn’t look great for OSU. Two crystal balls showed on 247Sports on June 29th for SMU, including one from GoPokes’ very own Cody Nagel.

Ibukun-Okeyode is the No. 31 ranked defensive end and No. 90 ranked player in the state of Texas for the class of 2022.

July 3rd - Jacob Sexton

While the four-star offensive tackle has been considered an OU lock for awhile, Oklahoma State has apparently made enough progress to at least keep an eye on his announcement on July 3rd.

Sexton will choose between a final five of Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Alabama, and Texas.

Sexton is the No. 24 ranked offensive tackle and No. 5 overall prospect in the state of Oklahoma for the class of 2022.

July 9th - Bray Lynch

Of the three offensive linemen committing this month, Lynch feels like OSU’s best shot at landing one.

Oklahoma State is up against two other teams for Lynch — Duke and Indiana — though it does feel like this is more of a two-team race between the Blue Devils and the Cowboys.

Lynch is a three-star prospect, ranked as the No. 59 offensive tackle in the class of 2022.

UPDATE
Kelvin Banks has announced on Twitter that he has moved up his commitment date from July 24th to July 4th.

July 24th - Kelvin Banks

The one-time Oklahoma State commit announced on Twitter that he will make his decision toward the end of the month.

Despite decommitting from OSU, the Cowboys have remained in the running for Banks, landing one of his official visits in June. OSU is among the final five schools Banks is considering, along with Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, and Oregon.

Banks is the No. 2 ranked offensive tackle and the No. 15 ranked player overall in the class of 2022.

TBD - Jalen Marshall

Marshall hasn’t set a commitment date yet, but did mention to 247Sports’ Matt Weaver that he has wrapped up his visits and will make a decision before the start of his senior season. That will likely come sometime during the month of July.

Marshall is down to Oklahoma State, Indiana, and Nebraska.

He is ranked the 6th best player in Kansas and the 105th best defensive lineman in the country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.