With Oklahoma State on an off week, the coaching staff has been hard at work on the recruiting trail. Along with visiting a commit and a couple of offers, the coaching staff has been handing out offers to a few 2020 prospects.
We start with the latest offer, to three-star linebacker Mason Cobb, out of Provo, Utah
While Mason is unranked by the 247 composite, the 247 Sports has him as a three-star prospect, including the No. 18 ranked player in the state of Utah. Along with OSU, Utah State, Colorado State, Nevada, UNLV, and Yale have offered.
This offer all but confirms the theory I’ve had for a little while now; that former Oklahoma State lean, three-star linebacker Jabbar Triplett — who named OSU his top choice during his last two Top Schools lists — will be committing to Arizona when he makes his announcement this coming Sunday.
It felt for a long time like OSU was a lock. But if you look at Triplett’s Twitter account, it is ALL Wildcat ever since his official visit.
Cobb isn’t the talent or athlete that Triplett is. But with two linebackers already committed for 2020, in Cole Thompson and Jeff Roberson, adding one more is about depth more than anything. If Cobb can develop into a contributor, than he will be a great addition to the class, assuming he commits to OSU that is.
We thought Oklahoma State was done with offensive line recruiting, but it looks like we were wrong. Coach Dickey extended an offer to JUCO Jeremy Flex earlier this month.
The 6-foot-6 offensive tackle from Dearborn Heights, MI is currently in his second season at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas.
OSU is the 14th school to make an offer, joining Iowa State, West Virginia, Maryland, Houston, South Florida, and Toledo, among others.
The Cowboys currently have four offensive linemen committed for 2020, including two offensive tackles in Cade Bennett and Monroe Mills (who is missing his senior season due to a season ending knee injury). Offering Flex tells us the Cowboys are looking to bring someone in who can provide a more immediate impact on the line.
Oklahoma State may already have a quarterback commit for 2020 in four-star Shane Illingworth, but it seems they might be looking to add one more. The Cowboys offered Nolan McLean last month.
What’s most interesting about McLean is that OSU is recruiting him as a two-sport player; for football and baseball. The Cowboys are the third school to make a dual sport offer to McLean, joining North Carolina State and East Carolina. It’s likely that’s what he is looking for which will keep his offer sheet smaller.
Understand, McLean is a baseball star. The pitcher was named to the USA Baseball 18U National Team roster this fall.
As to what position he will play, obviously quarterback is an option, but so are a few other positions according to Tim Stevens of the News and Observer.
He’ll probably return to quarterback, but Garner football coach Thurman Leach said McLean could start as a linebacker, safety, running back or receiver. He also has been the club’s long snapper on place kicks and is the club’s punter.
McLean is an interesting prospect, and would give OSU another option at quarterback, or worse depth at another position. Not to mention he would be an asset for Coach Holliday. Plus, we know how much Coach Gundy loves multi-sport athletes.
McLean has been splitting time at QB with two other seniors this season. But he’s been able to go 29 of 46 for 347 yards and two touchdowns.