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Football Recruiting: OSU offers two JUCO prospects

The Cowboys are looking to add experience at DB and DE

Ronald Williams Jr. (@LongLiveZan9)

With the season underway, it’s been pretty quiet on the football recruiting front. That said, the Oklahoma State coaching staff is still working to complete a 2020 class that currently has just 14 commits.

For their latest offers, the Cowboys have turned to the JUCO ranks

First up is Ronald Williams Jr., a defensive back Hutchinson Community College (Kansas) that picked up an offer last week.

Williams is currently in his sophomore season for the Blue Dragons. Through four games, he has 11 total tackles including one TFL. What’s really exciting are his three interceptions and three pass breakups.

Oklahoma State was the first Power-5 school to offer Williams. Oregon State has since extended a scholarship offer. He he also has offers from Houston, UMass, Akron, Western Kentucky and New Mexico State.

Oklahoma State currently has three corners committed for 2020, in Korie Black, Jabbar Muhammad and Jordan Reagan. However, with Oklahoma State set to lose both AJ Green, Kemah Siverand, and Bryce Balous at the end of the season, it makes sense to bring in someone with a little more experience. Plus, at 6-foot-2, and 188-pounds, he would be one of the bigger corners on the roster if he were to commit.

The other offer was extended to JUCO sophomore defensive end Tyren Irby.

The 3-star prospect — currently listed as the No. 3 JUCO weakside defensive end by 247 — plays for the Northwest Mississippi C.C. Rangers who are ranked No. 3 this week.

Through three games, Irby has 13 tackles including 5.5 TFLs and 4 sacks. He has also forced two fumbles and broken up two passes. That comes after a freshman season that included 19 tackles including six TFLs, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

Oklahoma State is Irby’s first and only Power 5 offer, but he also has offers from Liberty, Toledo, UAB, South Alabama, Troy, and Louisiana Monroe.

OSU is only set to lose DE Mike Scott at the end of the year. While the position group is deep, it’s also very young with six true freshmen, three redshirt freshmen, and one redshirt sophomore. While there is young talent, similar to cornerback, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add some experience to the group.