That breeze you just felt? It was a giant sigh of relief from the Oklahoma State coaching staff after their top remaining 2019 target, 4-star running back Deondrick Glass, announced he is playing his college ball as a Cowboy.
Glass made the announcement during half-time of the Blue-Grey All-American game at NRG Stadium in Houston. It was a very emotional moment for Glass as he started out by thanking God and remembering his grandmother, who he lost back in 2017.
Glass picked the Cowboys over Alabama, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, and Miami, the other schools he named as his final Top-6.
While Oklahoma State was considered the favorite by many for months, at every turn it seemed as though another team would challenge for his commitment, whether it was Alabama who Glass said he like the best, Miami who made a late push, or Texas who suddenly needed a back after whiffing on Noah Cain during the early signing period.
Yet, it seems all 13 of the 247 Crystal Balls were correct in picking the Pokes.
More importantly, all the hard work the Oklahoma State coaching staff has put into recruiting Glass, has paid off and just in time too. With the losses of Justice Hill and J.D. King, two of their top three running backs, the Cowboys were in desperate need of an injection of talent at the position. They get that in Glass, a guy talented enough to make the three-deep as a true freshmen.
Glass is a strong and patient runner that’s good between the tackles and can gain yards after contact. In his senior season with Katy High School, he racked up 225 carries for 1,924-yards and 30 touchdowns.
Take a look at his most recent highlight reel and get an idea at just what Oklahoma State has added to the roster.