We are getting closer and closer to the final signing period for the 2019 class, which means the Cowboy staff is doing all they can to fill their final two open scholarships. So just where do things stand with the top two remaining targets?
All Quiet on the Glass Front
At this point with Deondrick Glass, the 4-star running back from Katy, Texas, no news might be good news.
The Cowboys’ top remaining target is set to make his official announcement on Monday during the Blue-Grey All-American game.
For months now, Oklahoma State has been the favorite to land Glass, despite his statement that Alabama was the leader in the clubhouse. The belief is that ‘Bama nabbed all of the running backs it was interested in for the 2019 class leaving no room for Glass.
While Texas has reportedly been making a strong push after missing out on Noah Cain, the number of 247 Crystal Balls have only increased in the month of January, with 13 predictions all going OSU’s way.
With Justice Hill leaving early for the NFL and J.D. King’s transfer, the opportunity for immediate playing time is there for Glass in 2019 should he choose the Cowboys.
I’ll admit I’ve been in the camp that things wouldn’t go Oklahoma State’s way on announcement day, but as we get closer and closer, I’m starting to think I will be proven wrong. It’s a situation where, as a fan, I would gladly eat my words.
JUCO DE Soni Fonua Sets Visit
One of Oklahoma State’s two final top targets for the 2019 class has set his official visit date. Fonua, the JUCO defensive end will make a stop in Stillwater on January 25th, just one week before he announces his final decision.
The Mesa Community College prospect still has visits to Kansas and Central Florida on the schedule, and made a stop in Nebraska this past weekend. The visits seems to have gone well, with Fonua calling Lincoln, Nebraska his, “home away from home.”
Oklahoma State is in need of experience on the defensive line with six players from the 2018 season gone. While OSU was able to land add some experience and talent in the form of Colorado transfer Israel Antwine, adding one more piece like Fonua could make a huge difference for the Cowboys’ defense in 2019.
Oklahoma State Offers 2020 Wide Receiver
While the coaching staff is finalizing the 2019 class, they’re still working on the next crop of Cowboys. Earlier this week they offered 4-star wide receiver Davon “DJ” Graham.
Graham, a 6-foot, 172-pound receiver out of Keller, Texas, currently has 20 offers. Along with OSU, schools like Notre Dame, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, and Washington State are pursuing the talented pass-catcher.
Right now, Notre Dame and LSU feel like the leaders in the clubhouse, as they are the two programs that have been on him the longest. That said, considering he called OSU “WRU” in his offer announcement tweet, you have to assume the interest there is mutual.
While smaller, Graham has explosive speed and solid separation. While his numbers on the field — 37 catches for 498 yards and six TDs in 2018 — won’t blow you away, part of that is related to the fact that Keller is a BAD football team.
OSU 2020 Commit Gets LSU Offer
As we all know, just because a kid has verbally committed, doesn’t mean other schools won’t come after him. That’s the case with 3-star 2020 linebacker Josh White, who picked up an offer from LSU this week.
White, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound LB from Cy Creek High School in Houston, committed to the Cowboys back in October. Since then he’s picked up offers from both Colorado and LSU, bringing his list of offers to 14.
While there has been no indication White is swaying in his commitment to the Cowboys, it is good to know that teams like LSU, Alabama, Nebraska, Colorado, and Duke want what you have.