Oklahoma State picked up their third offensive line commit for the Class of 2020 on Sunday, after three-star offensive tackle Cade Bennett announced his commitment to play for the Cowboys.
Bennet made an official visit this past weekend to Stillwater, in what was supposed to be his first of many. But it seems the Cowboys made a strong enough impression on the Scottsdale, Arizona prospect to get him to skip his other visits and commit to OSU. It was believed that Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt would be at least two of the other programs to receive official visits.
It would seem so with some of the things Bennett and his father, Dave, wrote on Twitter about the visit.
“Unbelievable facilities and football program and even better people,” tweeted Cade.
“What a great environment. Fantastic Coaches, program, facilities and culture!” tweeted Dave.
OSU beat out 15 other programs for Bennett, including Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Purdue, Syracuse, Washington, among others.
Bennett’s commitment gives OSU another great offensive lineman for the future. He’s listed as a tackle, but has also played guard in high school and could fill either roll going forward. Blair Angulo of 247 echoed as much in his evaluation
“A powerful blocker with good athleticism, range and a nasty streak that pops out on tape,” wrote Angulo. “He’s got some positional versatility with the potential to fit anywhere along the line and he’s a balanced player, both in pass protection and as a presence in the run game. Bennett shows a strong punch, the ability to get to the second level and is nimble enough to pull and set an edge when he gets to the outside.”
Take a look for yourself a Bennett’s junior highlights and you’ll see for yourself.
Also, who doesn’t love a guy who takes a photo with his mom.
Bennett joins what is already one of the best offensive line recruiting classes OSU has put together in a LONG time. The Cowboys already have three-star offensive guards Eli Russ and Trent Pullen committed. He is the ninth commit in the class.
With the hiring of Charlie Dickey, the decision to move Larry Joubert to cowboy back, and losing Johnny Wilson and Marcus Keyes at the end of the season, I wouldn’t be shocked if OSU tries to bring in one more player in this class.