It’s been a good week on the recruiting trail for Oklahoma State with two new defensive commits on Monday and Tuesday.
But that’s not the only activity that’s gone one. We take a look at the two four-star guys who put OSU into their top schools and the two new offensive line offers from Charlie Dickey.
OSU Makes the Cut for two 2021 four-star prospects
Let’s start with class of 2021 four-star offensive guard Bryce Foster, or The Mountain, as he goes by on Twitter. Foster narrowed his list of 23 (!!!) offers down to 10 last week with OSU making the cut. Along with the Cowboys were LSU, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M. The Aggies are considered the favorite by 247Sports though Texas is in the running.
Foster is the No. 3 ranked offensive guard in the class and a top-20 prospect in the state of Texas.
247Sports analyst Gabe Brooks has some nice things to say about Foster.
Burly interior offensive line prospect with a guard projection. Owns virtually college-ready size relative to position. Reliable run-game difference-maker who often overwhelms one-on-one matchups with size and strength. Flashes impressive close-quarters power. Shows encouraging punch suddenness at point of attack. Aware with head on a swivel in pass pro. At times plays too upright. Can improve lower-body churn as he occasionally relies too much on upper-body strength. Also can improve overall balance and body control. Likely will be among the nation’s top guard prospects in the 2021 class.
Honestly, A&M or Texas feel like the landing spots here, but it’s still something to keep an eye on.
Next up is four-star linebacker Kendrick Blackshire, who released a top-13 back on October 14th. Along with Oklahoma State, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida State, Illinois, Texas, Miami, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma made the cut from the 27 programs that offered him.
247 Sports predictions are pretty evenly split between Alabama, LSU, and Oklahoma, which tells you the kind of program that he’s most likely to end up at.
Being honest, this is pretty par for the course for Oklahoma State; make the cut for four and five start prospects, stay in the running for awhile, but eventually lose out to blue bloods who are able to invest more financially into recruiting a player (and I don’t mean paying him).
Still, the fact that OSU continues to stay in the running for players like this, has to pay off at some point, and in a few cases, has before.
Oklahoma State offers two offensive line prospects
Let’s start with 2021 offensive tackle Beau Stephens, who announced his offer Twitter on Tuesday.
Oklahoma State is now the sixth offer for the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle from Blue Springs, MO, joining Iowa, Missouri, and fellow Big 12 schools Iowa State, Kansas State, and Kansas. I would be shocked if his offer list doesn’t continue to grow. Keep an eye on Notre Dame whom he has already made an unofficial visit to.
Stephens is the No. 48 ranked OT in the 2021 class, and 5th highest rated player in the state of Missouri by 247Sports,
The other offer went to 2022 offensive tackle Andrew Chamblee, who announced his offer from Oklahoma State earlier this week.
Chamblee is a sophomore, but already a big ol’ boy at 6-foot-7 and 300 pounds. Arkansas, Tennesse, Virginia Tech, and TCU have also offered the Maumelle, Arkansas prospect.
He’s unranked, but it’s early, and at worst I expect him to be listed as a high three-star when the time comes.
2021 safety to visit for Homecoming
There should be plenty of commits and prospects in town this weekend for Homecoming. It’s always a big recruiting event for Oklahoma State, and considering they’re 8-2 in their last 10 homecoming games, a good opportunity to show off a good crowd.
While I expect to see more names start popping up, the first to official announce his intentions is 2021 safety CJ Baskerville.
While he is currently unranked and without any offers, I expect that to change soon. As a junior for North Richland Hills, Baskerville is second on the team in total tackles with 45, has one TFL, has two passes defended, and has forced a fumble. He has also been helping out on offense with 16 receptions for 269 yards and two touchdowns.
He’ll be one to keep an eye on, especially if OSU decides to make an offer this weekend.