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Football Recruiting: Oklahoma State offers committed 2020 prospect

Plus, we catch up on a long list of 2021 offers

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We’ve got a lot of catching up to do on offers, as Oklahoma State Cowboys has been handing out quite a few during November. A couple of idle weeks will do that.

While most are to 2021 prospects (we’ll get to them in a minute), let’s start with Nicolas Session, a class of 2020 safety out of Salt Lake City, Utah, who picked up his offer earlier this week.

The three-star prospect is currently committed to Utah State, choosing the Aggies over offers from BYU, Hawaii, Idaho State and Oregon State.

Session picked up the offer after an official visit to Stillwater this past Saturday. According to Blair Angulo of 247, Cowboys coaches saw Session in action recently, became interested, and have been pursuing him ever since. It seems the visit went rather well.

“The visit was one of the best experiences in my lifetime,” Session told 247Sports. “The fans around were showing love and I’m not even there yet. Players were showing love; it was a wonderful feeling. I met all the coaching staff.... I think the thing that stood out to me mostly was how the whole community was involved. All the families and alumni work to help the kids to become better prepared for their future. Stillwater isn’t a big city, but it kinda reminds me of Utah and it was a really chill, laid back city. It’s a college, family-oriented town.”

The offer is interesting considering Session is already committed elsewhere. OSU already has one safety commit for 2020 in Zach Middleton, but would like to add a second.

Session still plans to make official visits to Utah State and Oregon State, so this is far from over. The coaching staff has to feel good after the way he spoke about his visit. Session will be one to keep an eye on as the Cowboys work to wrap up as much of their 2020 class.

You can check out his most recent highlight reel here.

Other Offers:

2021 Running Back Cam’Ron Valdez

OSU is one of 12 schools to offer the four-star 2021 running back out of Rockdale, Texas, joining Baylor, Georgia Tech, Houston, Michigan, Missouri, Purdue, Texas Tech and Utah, among others.

Valdez had an impressive sophomore campaign, eventually being named the District 10-3A-I Offensive Newcomer of the Year. As a junior, he carried the ball 154 times for 1,537 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also added another seven catches for 177 yards and two TDs.

2021 Athlete Jeffrey Bassa

OSU became the fourth program to offer the three-star Utah athlete joining Oregon State, Utah and Utah State.

The three-star player is currently the eighth-ranked prospect in the state for 2021.

Bassa notes that OSU cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie was the one to make the offer, meaning it’s likely OSU is pursuing him to play cornerback. Bassa plays outside linebacker and wide receiver for Kearns.

On defense this past season, he racked up 52 tackles including two sacks and eight tackles for loss. He also has five pass defended, two interceptions and three blocked field goals. On offense, Bassa has 18 receptions for 421 yards and four touchdowns as well as two carries for 18 yards and a TD.

2021 Offensive Tackle Bastian Swinney

OSU became the fifth school to extend an offer to 6-foot-6, 270-pound tackle Bastian Swinney.

The three-star prospect out of Minneapolis also has offers from California, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State. He’s currently the fourth-ranked prospect in Minnesota and the 65th-ranked offensive tackle for 2021. You can check out his junior highlights here.

2021 Tight End Thomas Fidone

OSU is up against eight other programs in pursuit of the three-star TE out of Iowa, joining in-state programs Iowa and Iowa State, as well as LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Minnesota, Northwestern and West Virginia.

247 ranks Fidone as the third-best prospect in Iowa in his class, as well the ninth-best TE prospect.

I couldn’t find any offensive stats for Fidon, but go check out his junior highlights.

2021 Defensive Back CJ Baskerville

It may have come a few weeks after his Homecoming weekend visit to Stillwater, but OSU became the first Power-5 school to offer the North Richland Hills, Texas recruit.

Baskerville is listed as a wide receiver by his 247 Sports profile, but is being recruited to play defensive back at OSU.

While he was impressive on the offensive side of the ball for Richland High — leading the team in receptions (63), receiving yards (836) and nabbing six touchdowns — he put up some solid numbers on defense as well. Baskerville had 85 tackles, including one TFL, seven passes defended, and grabbed one interception.

This feels like one of those gems that Oklahoma State gets in early on and lands because of it. I expect to see more offers start rolling in, especially during Baskerville’s senior season.

2023 Cornerback Malik Muhammad

Speaking of getting in early on a guy, earlier this month OSU offered this class of 2023 defensive back from Dallas, Texas.

He may have only wrapped up his freshman year, but already Texas Tech and Kansas have also offered the 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect.

Feel free to check out his freshman highlights.