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Football Recruiting: Oklahoma State makes final 3 for 2021 linebacker Nick Martin

OSU is battling two other Big 12 schools for the three-star prospect.


Some more good news on the Oklahoma State recruiting front came Monday when three-star outside linebacker Nick Martin included the Cowboys in his final three on Twitter. Kansas State and Texas Tech also made the cut.

Eleven other schools offered Martin, but didn’t make the cut, most notably Arkansas, Kansas, Houston, SMU and Tulsa.

Martin plays both linebacker and running back for Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas, but is being recruited as a linebacker.

OSU appears to be the front-runner to land Martin, with all four crystal ball predictions on 247 Sports leaning toward the Cowboys, though none have a confidence level higher than six. Both forecasts on Rivals are for OSU as well.

Martin has not announced a commitment date. However, he stated in an interview with Matt Claire of Rivals earlier this month he plans to make a decision sometime in late October or early November.

The Cowboys are trying to add one more linebacker to the 2021 class, which only has two commits in four-star Collin Oliver of Edmond, Oklahoma, and three-star Donovan Stephens of Oklahoma City.

OSU is expected to lose four linebackers to graduation, with Calvin Bundage, Devin Harper, Amen Ogbongbemiga and Malcolm Rodriguez. However, they could all return for 2021 thanks to the NCAA granting everyone an extra season of eligibility because of the coronavirus pandemic.