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Football Recruiting Notebook: Oklahoma State makes cut for 3 quality 2020 targets

The Cowboys also have multiple new offers for 2021 and 2022.

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There may not be any face-to-face, but the recruiting season never ends! Oklahoma State’s coaching staff stayed busy, handing out seven new offers and making the cut for some prospects.

The biggest one was Class of 2021 four-star cornerback Deuce Harmon of Denton-Guyer High School in Texas. He listed the Cowboys in his top-10 this week, along with Baylor, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Oregon, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU and USC. While the news is positive, Texas A&M remains the overwhelming favorite to land him based on predictions by 247 Sports experts.

OSU also made the top-10 for three-star tight end Landen King of Humble, Texas. He’s the 25th-ranked player at his position for 2021 by 247 Sports. The Cowboys were joined by, Alabama, Arizona State, Georgia, Penn State, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M and Washington. Three 247 reporters have Texas as the favorite.

Finally, OSU made the top-15 for highly sought after Independence (Kan.) CC tight end Quentin Moore. The full list included Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida State, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Washington and West Virginia. Quentin is an OSU legacy, as his father Mark, played defensive back from 1983-1986 before being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.

There were a TON of offers this week, including a few worth keeping an eye on;

2021 4-star Running Back Audric Estime

Montvale, NJ
Offers: 15

One of two players from New Jersey that picked up offers this week, Estime holds offers from OSU, Arizona State, Duke, Iowa State, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.

Estime had 2,050 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns on 329 carries, and 119 receiving yards and two TDs on 18 receptions the past two seasons. 247 National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn compares him to Philadelphia Eagles back Jordan Howard.

Strong and physical runner. Gets to hole quickly and accelerates through it. Downhill runner with cut-back ability. Good vision. Comfortable running between tackles. Does not go down easy on first contact. Falls forward. North-south runner and does not waste time dancing. Asset catching ball out of backfield.

2021 4-star Tackle Geno VanDemark

Montvale, NJ
Offers: 17

VanDemark holds offers from Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Syracuse and Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Rutgers and West Virginia are the two schools considered the favorites to land him.

247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn compares VanDemark to Denver Broncos guard Ronald Leary.

Good frame with power to play interior. Comfortable on right or left. Athleticism shows when pulling. When staying low, his power shines. Can scrape and get to second level. Strong upper body. Engages quickly, drives legs and can turn block. Strong initial punch. Fires off quickly and low when sinking hips.

2021 4-star Wide Receiver Junior Alexander

Burien, Washington
Offers: 15

OSU is the latest offer for Alexander, the 33rd-ranked pass catcher in his class, according to 247Sports. He also holds offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington, among others.

Alexander led Kennedy Catholic in passes (67), receiving yards (1,328), and receiving touchdowns (24) during his junior season. He also had 143 yards on nine kickoff returns. 247 National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffman compares Alexander to Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay.

Fluid receiver who doesn’t have elite top end speed but routinely separates from his defender. Can make hard breaks to peel off his defender and gets himself open in the soft spot in coverage while also being able to make the catch in traffic.

2021 Wide Receiver Raymond Gay Jr.

Red Oak, Texas
Offers: 12

The unranked prospect picked up his first Power-5 offer from OSU this past week. While he has primarily played pass catcher and kick returner, based on the Tweet announcing his offer, it looks like OSU is targeting him to play defensive back.

He had four kickoff returns for 104 yards this year.

2022 4-star Athlete Brenen Thompson

Spearman, Texas
Offers: 16

OSU joins a growing list of college football’s best in offering Thompson, including Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and TCU, among others.

Thompson plays quarterback and defensive back for Spearman as well as competes in track and field (100 and 200 meters, long jump). His recruitment kicked into gear the past couple of months after at the Pantex Relays at Sanford-Fritch High in the Texas Panhandle, where he posted a 10.32-second in the 100 and 21.51-second in the 200.

2022 3-star Athlete Kendrick Law

Shreveport, Louisiana
Offers: 11

Along with OSU, Law holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Mississippi State and Virginia, among others.

The two-sport athlete also competes in track and field (100, long jump, relays).

As a sophomore, Law had 36 carries for 255 yards and three touchdowns, and 39 catches for 505 yards and six TDs.

2022 Defensive Tackle Chris McClellan

Tulsa, OK
Offers: 4

OSU was the third offer for the Edison High School defensive tackle, following Iowa State and Memphis, before Ole Miss extended an offer this past week as well.