While the Cowboys coaching staff continues to work on all three upcoming classes, most efforts are focused on the one upcoming; 2020.
Mike Gundy isn’t going to be accused of not going after the top targets for 2020, as the Cowboy coaching staff has been making offers to some of the most talented and highly sought-after recruits in the class.
5-Star Defensive End Bryan Bresee
Oklahoma State has now offered one of the top-ranked prospects in the 2020.
Bresee, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound DE from Damascus, Maryland, is the No. 1 overall prospect in the class according to 247, and his offers echo that. Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Florida State, USC, Wisconsin, and Maryland are just a few of his 33 offers. As of now, 247’s predictions are split between Ohio State, Clemson (who hasn’t offered), Penn State, and Maryland.
Watching Bresee’s highlights, you’ll understand why he’s so highly rated. The defensive end is going to be a monster in college.
5-Star Defensive Tackle McKinnley Jackson
The top-rated defensive tackle for 2020 can now count Oklahoma State among his list of offers.
Jackson currently has 19 offers, including the usual names for a five star; Alabama, LSU, Florida State, Florida, Texas A&M, Tennessee. At the moment, Bama, FSU, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss are believed to be the favorite for the Lucedale, Mississippi native.
As a junior, Jackson was incredibly effective at getting past the offensive line, accounting for 91 tackles including 32 TFLs and 11.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles last season, to go with the seven he forced as a sophomore.
4-Star Linebacker Phillip Webb
Oklahoma State is just the latest school to join the LOOONG list of programs pursuing the 6-foot-4, 210-pound linebacker prospect out of Georgia.
Webb is one of the most highly sought-after recruits, especially at linebacker, in the country. He already has an offer list 40(!!!) schools long that includes all the blue bloods like Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, Florida State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among a LOT others.
Last season, Webb racked up 86 tackles, including 20 TFLs, and 10.5 sacks, plus seven pass break-ups, and four forced fumbles.
4-Star Running Back Sam Adams II
The Cowboys are going WAY outside of their normal recruiting grounds for this 4-star running back from Sammamish, Washington.
The 19th-ranked running back in the class currently has offers from 38 schools including Ohio State, Nebraska, Arizona State, Washington, and Texas A&M who are currently considered to be strongly in the running.
The Aggies are obviously a strong favorite. Adams is the son son of former Texas A&M and NFL DT Sam Adams. His older brother Terin plays for Arizona State.
As a junior, Adams ran for 929 yards and 17 touchdowns on 94 carries. He also caught 10 receptions for 203 yards and three TDs.
4-Star Linebacker Brandon Williams
One of the top recruits from Louisiana picks up an Oklahoma State offer.
Williams, 6-foot-3, 220-pound outside linebacker / defensive end from New Orleans currently has 14 offers, including Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Miami, Purdue, and Colorado, among others.
As of now, Tennessee, LSU, and Florida seem to have an edge. the Vols and Tigers have both already had multiple unofficial visits from Williams.
As a junior, Williams racked up 45 tackles including 11 TFLs and nine sacks, and forced six fumbles.
Defensive End Devin Grant
There was one offer to an unranked 2020 prospect that is probably worth keeping an eye on.
Grant, a DE our of San Antonio, picked up four new offers all on Valentine’s Day. Joining OSU were Colorado, Duke, and Boston College. All four are were his first FBS offers, so it’s interesting to see them all come so quickly.
Grant had some nice things to say about OSU in an interview with Colorado’s 247Sports site, BuffStampede.
“I have always enjoyed watching both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State play, so I like Oklahoma State, too,” Grant said. “I kind of like the Cowboys’ colors.”
Grant hasn’t visited any schools yet, but is planning a trip to Texas’ junior day.