Oklahoma State may have just wrapped up their offensive line recruiting for the class of 2020 thanks to the commitment of three-star Monroe Mills.
The 6-foot-7, 291-pound prospect from Columbia, Missouri announced his decision on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
Mills made an official visit to Stillwater just last weekend that played a big role in his decision.
“It was a really amazing visit,” said Mills. “They really have a lot of things that I really want for myself for my football career.”
Mills says a lot of things about OSU and Stillwater really impressed him, but one of the biggest ones was the fanbase.
“Everywhere I went in Stillwater was completely OSU, just covered in orange,” said Mills. “I like the whole idea of “The Walk.” I really like that, that’s really cool. Obviously they have top notch facilities. They’re just awesome, amazing, breathtaking. I really love the coaches too. They really seem to care about the program. They seem like they want to stay there forever and retire there.”
Mills had narrowed his list of schools back on July 26th down to four and included OSU, Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas. That was down from the 21 schools that offered him. After visiting all both OSU and Indiana in the past two weeks, he says it was the Cowboys’ success on the field that helped set them apart.
“The football,” said Mills. “They’ve got a super successful program. Great history. Great tradition. All the things you want in a football program. They’re definitely a football school which is super important. I definitely want to go pro after college. That’s the dream, that’s what every kid grows up wanting to do. That’s definitely what I want to do if the opportunity is there. I feel like connections are super important for that. OSU they have all the connections.”
Mills has already built a solid relationship with his new position coach, Charlie Dickey.
“Our relationship is really good,” said Mills. “We’ve texted and called a ton since they were a little later offer, but I feel like I’ve known them for a lot longer than that. At least, known Coach Dickey, because I’ve known Coach Luce for a long time. But yeah, I feel like it’s a really good relationship.”
Along with football, Mills says the OSU Business School was involved in his decision.
“I want a good education,” said Mills. “Their business school is pretty good. I talked to the dean of the business school and I thought that was really cool. I want some place I can make a lot of connections at in case I want to start my own business one day. I feel like the alum at OSU are pretty crazy about the football side of OSU.”
Mills plans to join the team for Spring ball in 2020 and is prepared to play at either tackle position.
“Whichever one,” said Mills. “I’m gonna do whatever it takes to get playing time.”
Mills is a three-star prospect ranked as the No. 28 overall player in Missouri and No. 123 overall player in his class by 247Sports. He joins offensive tackle Cade Bennett and offensive guards Eli Russ and Trent Pullen in, likely, rounding out OSU’s offensive line class for 2020. Mills is the Cowboys’ 14 commit.