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Football Recruiting: Oklahoma State lands JUCO defensive end

The Cowboys pick up their 16th commit for 2020

Tyren Irby (@tyrenirby9)

Oklahoma State is starting Homecoming Week off with a ‘win’ on Monday thanks to a commitment from JUCO defensive end Tyren Irby.

Irby is a 6-foot-3 DE from Northwest Mississippi C.C. in Lake Cormant, Mississippi. The three-start prospect picked up his OSU offer roughly a month ago, then made a visit to OSU at the beginning of October. He chose the Cowboys over offers from Toledo, Liberty, UAB, Coastal Carolina, Southern Miss, Troy, South Alabama, Louisiana Monroe, and Western Kentucky.

Irby is the 4th ranked JUCO weakside defensive end in the 2020 class. In seven games, he has racked up 25 total tackles, including 7.5 TFLs, and five sacks. He also has five quarterback hurries, four pass break-ups, and has forced two fumbles. It’s marked improvement over a freshman season that saw Irby total 19 tackles, six TFLs, and 1.5 sacks.

Irby is Oklahoma State’s first defensive end commit for 2020. OSU only has one senior defensive end this season in Mike Scott, but a lot of youth. Adding a JUCO player with experience will be beneficial to the position group allowing some of the younger players more time to develop.