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Football Recruiting: Oklahoma State puts focus on defense with latest offers

OSU extends offers for 2021, ‘22, and ‘23

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While the 2020 recruiting period is not yet complete, we’re getting into offer season for 2021 and beyond. Oklahoma State has a few players left to land for 2020, but with 20 signees already, the majority of the coaching staff’s attention can turn to the next crop of Cowboys.

Let’s take a look at some of Oklahoma State’s latest offers, before the wave truly hits.

2021 Four-Star Linebacker Barrett Carter

Ranked by 247 as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the country, Carter’s scholarship offer from Oklahoma State brings his grand total up to 44! Needless to say, this guy is in high demand.

Linebacker is going to be a position of focus for OSU for 2021 with their top four players at the position expected to end their eligibility. So, landing someone the caliber of the the 6-foot-one prospect from Georgia would be nice. That said, beating out the who’s-who of blue bloods won’t be an easy task.

As a junior, Carter racked up 76 total tackles, including 49 solo and nine TFLs and nine sacks. He also had seven QB hurries and two passes defended.

2021 Three-Star Safety Lyrik Rawls

Oklahoma State joins six other programs in offering the underrated safety prospect out of of Marshall, Texas.

Along with OSU, Rawls has offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Texas Tech, Tulsa, SMU, and Houston.

As a sophomore, Rawls was named the District 7-3A-I Defensive Newcomer of the Year at Jefferson High School. He moved to Marshall for his junior year where he racked up 94 total tackles, including two TFLs. He also forced two fumbles, broke up five passes, and nabbed two interceptions, one of which he returned for a TD.

And we know Gundy loves himself some multi-sport athletes. Rawls also plays basketball.

2022 Safety Bryan Allen Jr.

Oklahoma State is now the fourth school to offer Bryan Allen Jr. out of Aledo, Texas, joining Baylor, Houston, and Illinois State.

It’s still early, so don’t let the offer list fool you. During his sophomore season, Allen recorded 122 tackles including one TFL. He also grabbed three interceptions and forced three fumbles, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

At The Opening Regional back in March, Allen recorded a 4.74 forty and 32-inch vertical. This feels like one of those gems that Oklahoma State likes to get in early on, whose recruitment is going to spike down the line.

2023 Running Back Rueben Owens

There’s a reason five programs, including Oklahoma State, have already offered the freshman ball carrier; he’s a guy whose recruitment is going to explode so it’s smart to get in on him early.

OSU joins Arkansas, LSU, Oregon State, and UTSA to extend an offer, while Texas A&M, Texas and Baylor have all shown interest.

Owens was part of a three-headed rushing attack for El Campo last season, but expects a much larger role next season. I expect his recruitment to “blow up” afterwards.