Most high school recruits have signed with a school now that the Early Signing Period has come and gone. That includes most of Oklahoma State’s 2020 class. There are always players that don’t get exposure or get buried on depth charts behind other Division I recruits. For whatever reason, these players don’t have many Power Five offers, if any.
Oklahoma State still has six available scholarships (assuming Muhammad signs). Here are a few players the Cowboys should consider extending an offer to.
Kaedric Cobbs: Denton Guyer (TX) RB
There are two reasons I love Kaedric Cobbs. He’s an outstanding football player with a high football IQ. Cobbs runs a 4.6 40 yard dash and is a physical rusher as well. He scored 60 touchdowns on the ground through his first three years in high school. The other reason I love Cobbs is because he is a high character guy with a perfect 5.0 GPA.
I have covered Cobbs plenty over the last two years for Inside High School Sports: DFW, and I think Cobbs would fit in perfectly to the “Cowboy Culture” Mike Gundy has built at Oklahoma State. Gundy has picked a handful of recruits out of Denton Guyer, including Cobbs’ teammate Grant Mahon. Strengthening the pipeline at Guyer only stands to benefit OSU.
Cobbs best offers are from Air Force, Army and Connecticut. The Guyer running back was named to the all-state first team this week after rushing for 1,816 and 32 touchdowns in his senior season. He has one last chance to prove himself on the high school stage this Saturday night when he leads the Guyer Wildcats against Austin Westlake in the 6A DII State Championship Game on Fox Sports Southwest. Tune in for a look at what Cobbs is capable of.
Ennis Rakestraw: Duncanville (TX) CB
Ennis Rakestraw blends in at Duncanville. His performances throughout the playoffs have been outstanding, but he is ranked lower than several teammates on the Duncanville defense. Most scouts have come to watch safety and Auburn signee Chris Thompson Jr. Rakestraw has his fair share of offers, including offers from Washington State, SMU and Missouri.
Rakestraw remains uncommitted, perhaps in hopes of more offers from Power Five programs. His play in the playoffs has shown that he can play at the a Power Five school. He is an excellent coverage corner and should see a few more offers roll in over the next month.
His final high school game may need to be the best of his career against one of the most explosive high school offenses in the nation. Duncanville takes on North Shore in a rematch of last year’s 6A DI State Championship Game on Fox Sports Southwest on Saturday afternoon. Duncanville will be without starting quarterback and Texas signee Ja’Quinden Jackson, who tore his ACL against Rockwall in the state semifinals.
Warren Robinson: Fort Bend Marshall (TX) OLB
Warren Robinson is an outside linebacker at Fort Bend Marshall down in the Houston area. Robinson has been one of the better players on a good defense that has helped lead Marshall to back-to-back state appearances.
Last season Robinson led Marshall to a 15-1 record last season with the only loss coming to Aledo in the state championship game. Robinson recorded 78 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks in his junior season. He has been every bit as good as a senior but hasn’t seen his recruitment pick up much. Colorado offered last January but the Buffs remain Robinson’s only Power Five offer. Robinson is uncommitted and would be a nice pickup for Gundy and the Cowboys.
Fort Bend Marshall has a chance at redemption against Aledo in the UIL 5A DII State Championship Game on Saturday morning on Fox Sports Southwest. Tune in to catch Robinson’s final high school game.
Tanner Hooker: Shreveport (LA) CB
Oklahoma State could really use a cornerback at this stage. Hooker is being recruited by Oklahoma State but doesn’t yet hold an offer. Hooker has offers from Kansas, Colorado and Kansas State, and is a former Kansas commit. He decommitted from Kansas back on Dec. 11.
Hooker is 6 feet tall and has the athleticism to be disruptive in the secondary. Unlike the other recruits on this list, I haven’t seen Hooker play in person, though he is the highest rated of those recruits. He is currently the 66th ranked cornerback and 842nd ranked player in the nation. Hooker should be a top priority for Oklahoma State over the next month.
Isaiah Dunson: Tucker (GA) CB
This one is a little more of a long shot. Dunson has no known connection to Oklahoma State at this point. He is a former Florida State commit with more Power Five offers than any other player on this list. Dunson is a four star prospect and the 23rd ranked cornerback in the nation.
Dunson is uncommitted and everything could change with an offer and a visit, but don’t count on anything happening here. Rakestraw and Hooker are far more likely options. That doesn’t mean Oklahoma State shouldn’t look in to Dunson and see if he would be interested in coming to Stillwater.