With just one remaining scholarship in Oklahoma State’s 2019 class still open, the coaching staff is putting more focus on the future. This past week OSU made three offers on the defensive side of the ball, including two for the 2022 class.
4-star Defensive End Princely Umanmielen
Oklahoma State is just the latest school to offer the talented 2020 DE from Manor, Texas.
Oklahoma State joins a list of offers that includes Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, TCU, Tulsa, SMU, and UTEP. As of now, Oklahoma and Texas look to be the front runners, and while 247’s crystal balls are leaning Sooner, due to the already multiple trips Umanmielen has already made to Austin, I think the Longhorns likely have the edge right now.
Umanmielen had a really nice junior season, racking up 45 tackles including 21 TFLs (!!!) and 5.5 sacks and forced two fumbles.
2022 Athlete Landon Hullaby
It’s never too early to start recruiting a player you really like. For Oklahoma State that includes an athlete out of Dallas, Texas who just finished his freshman year.
The Cowboys are Hullaby’s fourth offer, joining Baylor, Arkansas, and Rutgers.
Landon is the younger brother of 3-star 2020 running back Jaden Hullaby, who currently has 16 offers. While Oklahoma State has not offered the older brother, Baylor and Arkansas both have.
While some schools are recruiting Hullaby as a running back, it seems Oklahoma State is targeting for the defensive side of the ball. That makes sense recording all his freshman stats playing as a defensive back, where he totaled 16 tackles and a two picks, including one he returned to the house (which you can see in his highlights) in eight games.
2022 Linebacker Kobie McKinzie
Oklahoma State is also getting in really early on an inside linebacker from Lubbock, Texas.
Oklahoma State isn’t just McKinzie’s first Power-5 offer, they’re his only FBS offer to date.
While McKinzie is listed as a linebacker on 247Sports, Rivals has him as a safety, and with Coach Duffie making the scholarship offer, it’s a good bet Oklahoma State is targeting him to play in the defensive backfield.
OSU may have found themselves a gem. McKinzie was named the District 3-5a Defensive Newcomer of The Year. While we couldn’t find his stats, his highlight reel is pretty impressive and shows him involved in forcing or recovering multiple turnovers. He’s got good speed off the edge, good hands, and a knack for finding the ball. He looks like a perfect fit for Jim Knowles defense.