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Football Recruiting: OSU makes top-four for 2020 target, hosts two 2021 recruits

The Cowboys made the cut for an offensive lineman

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It’s time to dive back into the deep end on football recruiting, as the moratorium on teams’ ability to host players on campus has come to an end.

That’s good news with at least one of their top 2020 targets set to make a trip to Stillwater this week. That and two guys who visited last week make up our latest look at football recruiting for Oklahoma State

Monroe Mills names OSU in top-four

Despite making an offer just back on July 15th, the Cowboys find themselves strongly in the running for three-star offensive tackle Monroe Mills.

The Columbia, Missouri prospect named OSU in his final four schools, along with Missouri, Kansas, and Indiana. That list was whittled down from his 21-school offer sheet with programs like Rutgers, Iowa State, Illinois, Tulane, and Arkansas State not making the cut.

More good news for the Cowboy coaching staff is that Mills plans to make a visit to Stillwater on Tuesday. Mills already visited Illinois this past weekend

Mills told 247 he hopes to make a commitment very soon after his visit to Stillwater, so OSU’s coaching staff and fans won’t have to wait too long to know where he’s headed.

OSU already has commitments from one offensive tackle, three-star Cade Bennett, and two offensive guards, three-stars Eli Russ and Trent Pullen. If I were to take a guess, I think OSU has a legit shot at landing Mills here to round out their 2020 offensive line class.

You can check out his junior year highlights here.

Four-star 2021 outside linebacker makes a visit

Oklahoma State played host to two 2021 prospects this past week. The most recent of which was four-star linebacker Clayton Smith this past weekend.

OSU has yet to extend a scholarship opportunity to the OLB from Texarkana, Texas. He does have offers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, LSU, Texas, Nebraska, TCU, Ole Miss, Memphis, Tulsa, and Southern.

Last season as a sophomore, Smith totaled 58 tackles including nine TFLs and two sacks. He also forced two fumbles.

Smith told 247 that Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas are the three schools coming after him the hardest, so it will be interesting to see if OSU decides to jump in the mix. If they do, they’ll be recruiting a talented defensive lineman that totaled 58 tackles, including nine TFLs and two sacks, and two forced fumbles as a sophomore.

In-state 2021 inside linebacker makes a stop in Stillwater

The other 2021 prospect who made a stop in Stilly, DOES have an offer from Oklahoma State.

Rejhan Tatum, a (currently) unranked inside-linebacker from Del City in Oklahoma City, made a visit back on Thursday and made sure to get his uniform pics.

At this time, OSU and Baylor are the only to two teams to offer Tatum, though I expect that list will grow over the next two years.

Tatum — the younger brother of former Oklahoma defensive end Ron Tatum — just transferred from Putnam City to Del City.