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Four Early Enrollees to Watch During Spring Football

You’ll want to watch what these four do during spring practices.

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It’s officially Spring Football season for Oklahoma State, with players hitting the field for the first time today. Among the players participating, eight will be early enrollees from the 2019 recruiting class. There are four in particular that I think will make their presence known in spring practice.

Thomas Harper (CB):

Harper has been someone that the staff here at Cowboys Ride for Free has been excited about for awhile. We think he’s someone that’s going to be able to surprise people. He was only a 3-star in high school but honestly could have been ranked much higher. He’s a well rounded athlete with experience on both sides of the ball. He had 80 receptions for 1,279 yard and 19 touchdowns in 10 games as receiver and 92 total tackles (67 solo) on defense his senior year at Karns in Tennessee.

Check out his highlights here:

Brendan Costello (QB):

Hailing from California, Brendan Costello is the most recent quarterback to be added to the QB room at Oklahoma State. While it’s unlikely that Costello suits up for the Cowboys in a game situation, he is going to be able to learn a lot. Look for him to develop throughout the spring after watching and learning from Spencer Sanders and fellow west coast QB Dru Brown.

Isreal Antwine (DL):

Antwine was originally commited to the Cowboys before a last-minute switch to Colorado in 2017. Well, after a year a CU Antwine is a Cowboy after all. He now becomes a Cowboy with a year of D1 experience under his belt. He can fill a hole in the Cowboy’s defense where they need someone that has at least some experience. Even more so with six players that will not return from last year on the line. As far as we know, they are working out his eligibility for 2019 but is likely he will get a waiver because Colorado coach was fired. Regardless, where he fits in OSU’s defense during spring practices will be something to watch.

Tom Hutton(P):

The 28 year old Australian punter will bring a lot of maturity to this OSU squad in the spring. This is also a position that has not had a change in awhile. Hutton comes from the Prokick program that has produced Ray Guy award winners like Michael Dickson (University of Texas). I’m excited to see his first experiences with American Football after playing Australian Rules for a while. It will also be Oklahoma State’s first try at a punter from Australia and this has worked out well for other programs in the past. With special teams being an issue for OSU in the past, maybe this will be the change they needed.