Oklahoma State nabbed its first tight end for the 2021 class Tuesday with junior college prospect Austin Jarrard from American River College in Sacramento, California.
“First off, I would like to thank every coach who has given me the opportunity to continue my dream of playing Division 1 football,” Jarrard wrote on Twitter. “I would also like to thank my friends and family for pushing me to be the best me. With that being said, I would ilke to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Oklahoma State University!!! #GoPokes.”
Jarrard announced his OSU offer when official scholarship offers were sent out to recruits last week. His other FBS offers included East Carolina, Texas Tech, UAB and UCF.
The 6-foot-4 and 230-pound tight end hauled in 26 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman last season.
His commitment is notable because of the lack of “Cowboy Backs” that will be on the roster for the 2021 season with Jelani Woods graduating. Jarrard could be able to help fill that as he already has valuable college experience already.
OSU now has 13 commits for the class of 2021 with five recruits in the national top-500 and five more recruits in the top-1,000. Jarrard is not currently ranked, but that could change. His ranking will be separate from the high school rankings, but he could grade as a three-star recruit by the end of the year.