Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy announced the signing of 23 student-athletes to national letters of intent today, the first day of the early signing period. According to Rivals, this is the highest-ranked recruiting class Gundy has attracted to Stillwater since taking over as head coach in 2005.
Mike Gundy Recaps 2018 Early Signee Class
The class features 12 defensive players and 11 offensive players, with the Cowboys addressing a specific area of need by signing five offensive linemen. The two most well-represented states in the class are Texas, with 13 signees and Oklahoma, with seven signees. There are 20 high school players in the class and three junior college products.
Included in the class are quarterback Spencer Sanders (Denton, TX/Ryan), receiver C.J. Moore (Tulsa, OK/Union) and defensive back Sean Michael Flanagan (Charleston, AR/Charleston).
A highly-regarded quarterback with the ability to do damage as both a passer and a runner, Sanders capped his senior season by being selected as the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year as well as Mr. Texas Football by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. He passed for 3,845 yards and 54 touchdowns and rushed for 1,380 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior.
Considered the best wide receiver in the Oklahoma prep ranks and one of the state's best overall players, regardless of position, Moore chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Texas and several other traditional programs.
Rivals rated Flanagan as the No. 1 overall player in Arkansas, regardless of position. The Cowboys were able to pry him away from the in-state Razorbacks late in the recruiting process.
Flanagan is one of five members of the class who are expected to enroll in January, joining offensive lineman Hunter Anthony, linebacker Blake Barron, defensive back Jarrick Bernard and tight end Jake Ross. Additionally, it should be noted that receiver Patrick McKaufman is already on campus.
The early signing period runs through Dec. 22.
2018 Oklahoma State Signees – Early Signing Period (247 Sports Composite Rankings)
Hunter Anthony OL 6-7 320 Tuttle, OK/Tuttle - 3 star (.8527)
Blake Barron LB 6-0 225 Rockwall, TX/Rockwall - 3 star (.8480)
Jarrick Bernard DB 6-2 200 Shreveport, LA/Evangel Christian - 3 star (.8460)
Bryce Bray OL 6-5 310 Bixby, OK/Bixby - 3 star (.8710)
JayVeon Cardwell DB 6-0 175 Cibolo, TX/Steele - 3 star (.8742)
Braden Cassity DL 6-2 240 Austin, TX/Westlake - 3 star (.8265)
Jacob Farrell OL 6-6 285 Sulphur, OK/Sulphur - 3 star (.8647)
Sean Michael Flanagan DB 6-2 185 Charleston, AR/Charleston - 3 star (.8825)
Jahmyl Jeter RB 6-0 210 San Antonio, TX/Brennan - 3 star (.8593)
Tyler Lacy DL 6-4 240 Sachse, TX/Sachse - 3 star (.8593)
Gabe Lemons DB 6-2 175 Coppell, TX/Coppell - 3 star (.8236)
Tanner McCalister DB 5-11 180 Rockwall, TX/Rockwall-Heath - 3 star (.8676)
Patrick McKaufman WR 6-6 190 Oklahoma City, OK/Douglass/NEO A&M JC
C.J. Moore WR 6-5 175 Tulsa, OK/Union - 4 star (.9410)
Kolby Peel LB 6-0 210 College Station, TX/A&M Consolidated - 3 star (.8539)
Jake Ross TE 6-6 240 Coweta, OK/Coweta/NEO A&M JC - 3 star (.8319)
Spencer Sanders QB 6-2 195 Denton, TX/Ryan - 4 star (.9324)
Mike Scott DL 6-5 240 Athens, TX/Trinity Valley CC - 3 star (.8690)
Jonathan Shepherd WR 6-4 195 Kilgore, TX/Kilgore - 3 star (.8763)
Jason Taylor II DB 6-2 180 Midwest City, OK/Carl Albert - 3 star (.8606)
Kanion Williams DB 6-2 180 Dallas, TX/South Oak Cliff - 3 star (.8547)
Tyrese Williams OL 6-3 285 Houston, TX/Cy Ridge - 3 star (.8668)
Hunter Woodard OL 6-5 295 Tuscola, IL/Tuscola - 3 star (.8573)