Oklahoma State is BUSY on the recruiting trail, handing out scholarship offers like Oprah used to hand out prizes on her show. (too dated?)
That’s mainly because the time period from now until February 2 is considered the “contact period” which means teams go into overdrive on the recruiting trail talking to and offering scholarships to recruits.
In all, Oklahoma State has made scholarship offers to around 20 prospects in the last week, that we know of. We’re going to focus on the 2020 prospects first, and because there are so many rolling in so fast, we’re going to split up the offensive and defensive prospects.
We’ll kick things off with a look at the offensive players.
5-Star Tight End Darnell Washington
Oklahoma State has extended an offer to the top ranked tight end in the 2020 class, Darnell Washington.
As you would expect, the 6-foot-7, 238-pound Las Vegas prospect has a long list of offers, including just about every blue blood including Alabama, Clemson, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida. In fact, he’s got 29 offers in all.
Oklahoma State seems to finally be focusing on bringing in talent at the Cowboy Back position, with 4-star Grayson Boomer in the 2019 class, and now targeting the top rated tight end for 2020.
4-Star Offensive Tackle Smart Chibuzo
Oklahoma State has joined the race to land Texas A&M commit Smart Chibuzo.
Chibuzo committed to the Aggies back in June of 2018. That hasn’t stopped schools from pursuing him, with 10 offering since then. His total offer sheet is now 17 schools long and includes — along with Texas A&M and OSU — Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Texas, Ole Miss, TCU, Vanderbilt, and Baylor, among others.
The 6-foot-5, 319-pound tackle may be committed to A&M, but has still been taking visits to other schools, so he remains a prospect to watch.
3-Star Athlete Devon Achane
Oklahoma State is also targeting Chibuzo’s teammate Devon Achane.
While the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Achane is listed as a return specialist, I would consider him more of a swiss army knife. During his junior season he totaled 1,349 yards and 29 touchdowns on 127 carries and had another 642 yards and eight touchdowns on 26 receptions. Add five return touchdowns, and that’s 52 total TDs last season.
You can understand why more and more schools are starting to offer Archane, whose list is now up to 11 and includes OSU, Georgia, Florida State, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Kansas, Texas Tech, Houston, SMU, and Tulane, with eight of those coming since December of 2018.
The kid is fast and would be perfect at inside receiver for Oklahoma State.
3-Star Running Back Kevontre Bradford
Oklahoma State joins a growing list of offers for Kevontre Bradford.
While 247Sports’ composite has Bradford unranked, the site itself lists the 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back from Lancaster, Texas as a 3-star prospect and the 51st-ranked player in the state of Texas.
While that might not impress you, his 18-school offer list should. Along with Oklahoma State, Bradford has offers from Ole Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State, and Utah, among others. Eight of his offers have come since December 1, 2018.
The real reason Bradford isn’t as highly rated is that he’s been injured throughout his high school career. That said, he’s got track speed and could be a really good running back or slot receiver. In his junior season, Bradford racked up 1,164 yards and 14 touchdowns on 111 carries.
Offensive Tackle Calib Perez
Another example of Oklahoma State getting in on a kid early.
Oklahoma State is just the second FBS program to offer the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tackle from Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas. But while OSU and Colorado are the only schools so far to extend scholarship offers, plenty of other schools seem interested, including Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, Northwestern, and Houston.
I would put Texas Tech in the driver’s seat for now, despite not having offered yet, just based one what Perez has said about the Red Raiders.
While Perez is currently unranked, I trust Josh Henson enough to think he wouldn’t offer the kid if there wasn’t talent there.
3-Star Wide Receiver Matt Polk
Oklahoma State offers the son of a former Cowboy defensive back.
The Cowboys are the latest program to offer the son of Raymond Polk who played DB for OSU in the early 80s. Matt included a photo of his dad in his scholarship offer announcement tweet.
Polk is now the third 2020 player from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona to receive a scholarship offer from the Cowboys (they also offered a 2021 prospect). He also has offers from Arizona, Florida, and Air Force and is garnering interest from Arizona State.
In his junior season, Polk caught 25 balls for 466 yards and three touchdowns. At 6-foot-4, 195-pounds, Polk plays outside receiver where his height and hops gives him the ability to go up for the ball.
4-Star Wide Receiver Brenden Rice
The Cowboys offer a scholarship to the son of an NFL legend.
Oklahoma State has made their third offer to a wide receiver in the 2020 class, this time to Jerry Rice’s son!
Brenden, 6-foot-3 and 195-pounds, now has offers from 12 programs. Joining OSU are Arizona, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Utah, Washington State, Purdue, Nebraska, Louisville, Oregon State, Iowa State, and Oregon, who has put former OSU recruiting great Marcus Arroyo to the task of landing Rice.
4-Star Offensive Tackle Courtland Ford
Oklahoma State offers the LSU commit.
More than two months after Courtland Ford committed to play college football down on the bayou, Oklahoma State has extended a scholarship offer.
Ford, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle from Cedar Hill, Texas, has an offer list that now includes 17 programs. Joining OSU and LSU are schools like Alabama, Georgia, USC, Oregon, TCU, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Iowa State, among others.
At this point, there’s no reason to think Ford is going to reopen his recruitment. A visit to LSU last fall helped to sway him the Tigers way, and it doesn’t hurt he has a current teammate also committed to the program.
We will continue to update this list as new offers come in.