Oklahoma State finished strong on National Signing Day, scoring its top two recruits in the final 24 hours. The class isn’t one of Gundy’s highest-rated; it’s actually his lowest ranked class since 2005 according to 247Sports Composite ranking. However, in terms of need, the Cowboys focused their recruiting efforts on offensive line, defensive back and running back above all else. Here’s how they did by position group.
Offensive Lineman | 6-4 | 350 lbs. | Oklahoma City, Okla. | John Marshall
Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Ranked as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247sports.com … Those services also list him as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Oklahoma … ESPN ranked him the No. 7 tackle prospect in the country and the No. 87 overall prospect in the country … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida State, Georgia, Auburn, TCU and UCLA, among several others.
Coach Greg Adkins on Tramonda Moore:
"Obviously the No.1 player in the state. Very, very athletic big man that can play on either side of the football, offense or defense. We're glad to have him on the offensive line. We see him as on offensive tackle. We're very happy to have him in the fold."
Offensive Lineman | 6-5 | 339 lbs. | Wilmington, N.C. | Laney HS/East Carolina/Hutchinson C.C.
Ranked as a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and Scout.com … Topped the chart in both height and weight for Hutchinson last year … Possesses great strength and has put up impressive numbers in the weight room … Comes from the same high school as basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Coach Greg Adkins on Larry Williams:
"We were looking to add a more mature player to our offensive line and then fortunately Larry was available to us. We made a decision to go on him and quickly he decided that this is where he wanted to be. He played at Hutchinson and was very well coached by Coach [Tyler] Brock on the offensive line. So I see a guy that can come in and hopefully be able to contribute to our offensive line in one of our inside positions whether it's guard or center, very quickly."
Offensive Lineman | 6-6 | 300 lbs. | Lexington, Okla. | Lexington
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most major recruiting services … Scout.com lists him as the No. 1 offensive lineman prospect in Oklahoma, while ESPN ranked him as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from TCU, Arizona State and Houston, among several others.
Coach Greg Adkins on Tyler Brown:
"A powerful, powerful offensive lineman that has started four years at Lexington High School as an inside/outside player. I can see him bringing the same versatility to our offensive line here at Oklahoma State."
Offensive Lineman | 6-6 | 290 lbs. | Topeka, Kan. | Topeka
Ranked as a three-star prospect by several major recruiting services …Scout.com lists him as the No. 1 offensive tackle in Kansas, while ESPN lists him as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State and Louisville, among others.
Coach Greg Adkins on Teven Jenkins:
"Very powerful individual. He’s an offensive lineman that purely dominated his competition at Topeka High School. He is a member of their power lifting team and is very well coached. The thing that I liked about him was that he was a basketball player, very athletic. I could see him playing a multitude of positions for us."
Offensive Lineman | 6-5 | 295 lbs. | Chaska, Minn. | Chaska
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most major recruiting services … The No. 2 offensive guard prospect in the state of Minnesota according to Scout.com and the No. 11 overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Minnesota, Iowa State and Pittsburgh.
Coach Greg Adkins on Matt Kegel:
"He will be a fourth or fifth generation Cowboy. He committed to Minnesota and then I jumped back into the race in the middle of November and was able to flip him from Minnesota to Oklahoma State. Really proud to have him as part our team and I can see him fitting in a multitude of offensive line positions."
Offensive Lineman | 6-5 | 279 lbs. | Dallas, Texas | Coppell
A three-star prospect in most major recruiting services’ rankings … Ranked as the No. 9 offensive tackle in the state of Texas by Scout.com, which tabbed him the No. 66 tackle prospect in the nation … ESPN ranked him as the No. 94 tackle prospect nationally … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Arkansas State and UTSA, among others.
Coach Greg Adkins on Dylan Galloway:
"Is a unique situation that a coach with his high school gave us good information on the kid. The kid came to camp and performed well at camp and we ended up offering him a scholarship. He's a young kid. He won't be 18-years-old when he enrolls at Oklahoma State if I'm not mistaken. He's long, lean offensive tackle. That is where I'm projecting him at Oklahoma State."
Offensive Lineman | 6-8 | 330 lbs. | Calgary, Alberta, Canada | New Mexico Military Institute/Crescent Heights
A three-star junior college prospect by Rivals.com and 247sports.com … Listed as the No. 17 junior college offensive tackle prospect in the nation by 247sports.com … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Southern Miss, Troy and Akron, among others.
Coach Greg Adkins on Shane Richards:
"This is a unique individual. He was born in Jamaica and grew up in Canada. He does not have a lot of football experience and ended up playing in New Mexico. A whirlwind tour, finally getting him into Stillwater, Oklahoma, and couldn't be more proud of an individual that has worked hard to achieve one his dreams and we look forward to having him on our football team."
Cornerback | 6-0 | 172 lbs. | Shreveport, La. | Calvary Baptist Academy
A three-star prospect by the recruiting services … Ranked as the No. 35 cornerback prospect in the nation by and the No. 34 overall prospect in Louisiana by ESPN … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, Nebraska, Mississippi State, California, Arizona and Arizona State, among several others.
Coach Tim Duffie on Rodarius Williams:
"He's probably the most complete guy coming out of high school. We've got big expectations for Rodarius. He was a tremendous basketball player and is very athletic. He's a football guy who plays basketball. We watched him all fall take over basketball games as well as dominate football games, so we're very excited about him."
Cornerback | 6-2 | 167 lbs. | Arlington, Texas | Lamar
Ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247sports.com and ESPN … Scout.com listed him as the No. 15 cornerback in Texas, while 247sports.com listed him as the No. 47 cornerback in the nation …. An early enrollee who is already on campus and will participate in spring practice … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Oklahoma, Iowa, Pittsburgh and Northwestern, among several others.
Coach Tim Duffie on Madre Harper:
"I would describe Madre as a unique player because he is probably the tallest corner I've ever coached in my entire coaching career. He was smart enough to graduate from high school early and I'm thrilled to have him on campus and going through spring football this year."
Cornerback | 6-1 | 160 lbs. | DeSoto, Texas | DeSoto
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services … Scout.com ranks him as the No. 12 cornerback prospect in Texas and as the No. 53 cornerback nationally … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Missouri, Arizona State, Louisville, California and Houston, among others.
Coach Tim Duffie on A.J. Green:
"A.J. is a guy who brings elite length. He brings championship pedigree coming from a Metroplex powerhouse at DeSoto. He plays the game not only with his God-given ability but he's a good football player and we've got great expectations for him."
Cornerback | 6-1 | 175 lbs. | Miami, Fla. | Fort Scott C.C./Monsignor Pace HS
Ranked as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247sports.com … Earned a reputation as a strong performer in press coverage … An early enrollee at Oklahoma State who will participate in spring practice.
Coach Tim Duffie on Malik Kearse:
"Malik brings experience, coming from a community college and we're fortunate enough to have him on campus early. We've got immediate plans to try to get him involved and provide depth for our team."
Running Back | 5-9 | 174 lbs. | Dallas, Texas | DeSoto
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most major recruiting services … Tabbed as the No. 19 all-purpose back in the country by Rivals.com … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Arizona State, Louisville and Oregon State, among others.
Coach Marcus Arroyo on L.D. Brown:
"He's probably one of the most explosive kids in the state of Texas. He was on the state champion track team at DeSoto and came to our camp and ran a 4.3 or 4.4 timed 40-yard dash. He's a change of pace guy. That's a term I'd use to consider him as a guy who's going to come in and not be an every-down, between-the-tackles back yet, but he's a guy who we're going to find ways to get him the ball in vertical running lanes. He will be one of the fastest guys on our team."
Running Back | 5-10 | 171 lbs. | Tulsa, Okla. | Booker T. Washington
Ranked as a three-star recruit by most major recruiting services … Listed as the top running back in Oklahoma by Scout.com and as the No. 20 all-purpose back in the country by 247sports.com … Rivals.com listed him as the No. 8 overall prospect in Oklahoma while ESPN ranked him ninth … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Louisville, Houston and Kansas, among others.
Coach Marcus Arroyo on Justice Hill:
"Justice Hill is an all-purpose guy. He's a local guy who has been committed prior to me even getting hired in the spring. He's a quintessential Cowboy through-and-through. He's another explosive track guy and a good change of direction playmaker. He has some elusiveness and does a really nice job in space. He's tough and physical and I'm excited to see him in camp. He's probably a little more durable as this point because he's a little thicker."
Linebacker | 6-2 | 193 lbs. | Edmond, Okla. | Santa Fe
Ranked as a four-star prospect by Scout.com, which also lists him as the top linebacker in the state and the No. 18 outside linebacker in the country … 247sports.com named him the No. 28 linebacker prospect nationally … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Tennessee, TCU and Arkansas, among several others.
Coach Glenn Spencer on Calvin Bundage:
“Calvin has the size, the speed and the contact speed that makes him the prototype for a star linebacker. I think it’s very evident with anyone who watches him play why he was so highly recruited. He really loves the physical contact of the game. He runs through people. He’s a contact hitter. He’s a violent player but also has the athleticism skills to play out in space. He’s very long, and length is a great aspect. It’s probably going to get him involved in more plays then maybe we’ve had in the past at that position. It’s just a matter of time to see how quick he can play. He’s got a tremendous frame, so he’s going to get stronger. He’s a very intellectual player. He knows defensive schemes. He’s very familiar with our terminology already.”
Linebacker | 6-0 | 207 lbs. | Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Notre Dame HS
A three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … Spent his high school career playing Canadian football in Calgary, Alberta ... Ranked as the top prospect in Alberta by 247sports.com and as the No. 62 outside linebacker in the Rivals.com national rankings … Chose Oklahoma State over a reported offer from Nevada.
Coach Glenn Spencer on Amen Ogbongbemiga:
“Amen grew up in Houston and moved to Canada so he kind of got off the radar in the United States, which was good for us. Watching his junior tape, I was intrigued by the space they had to cover in Canada. Then when we got him to camp last summer, I was impressed with how his body is changing. He’s probably in the 215 range. He’s going to fill out and get stronger. He’s another one who tackles well. He doesn’t miss a lot of tackles. He has a grasp of defensive schemes. He’s very instinctive. I think he’s a rare find.”
Linebacker | 6-1 | 210 lbs. | Knoxville, Tenn. | Karns
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services … 247sports.com lists him as the No. 57 outside linebacker prospect nationally, while ESPN puts him at No. 89.
Coach Glenn Spencer on Devin Harper:
“Devin is someone we saw out at camp. He’s a raw athlete. We worked with him at camp, mostly out of the safety position. He’s played so many positions at his high school, from running back to defensive end, safety. So he’s a good athlete. He’s a natural competitor. He’s a basketball player. I think the sky is the limit as far as what his body is going to do over the next couple of years. On his official visit, we had him at 230 pounds. So we will have to wait and see once he starts competing where he fits in on our side of the ball.”
Quarterback | 6-4 | 195 lbs. | Bossier City, La. | Parkway
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most major recruiting services … Listed as the No. 20 pro-style quarterback prospect in the country by 247sports.com and as the No. 34 dual-threat quarterback prospect by ESPN … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from TCU, Missouri, Houston and Louisiana Tech, among others.
Coach Mike Yurcich on Keondre Wudtee:
“Keondre Wudtee is a tall, long, very athletic quarterback who can run. He has good straightaway speed. He has tremendous sense of direction for as tall as he is. As big of a frame as he has, he never takes a (big hit) and he does a great job of making people miss with his change of direction. He’s able to create. He can scramble, he can run from his own read, he can run from the power read. At the same time he has the ability to throw the ball vertically down the field very well. He has a good arm, and his arm will improve with time in the weight room. But it’s a good arm, he can control his throws. He seems to be pretty accurate. Again, that’s something he can improve on but his release is quick. He gets it out real well. He is just really hard to defend. In a spread offense, he will be very dynamic. We could run or throw. He’s a dual-threat guy but he has the ability to throw the ball down the field.”
Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 170 lbs. | Lancaster, Texas | Lancaster
Ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN … ESPN also lists him as the No. 26 athlete prospect in the nation while Rivals.com tabbed him at No. 38 … Scout.com ranked him as the 12th-best receiver prospect in the state of Texas … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Oregon, Baylor, TCU, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas Tech, West Virginia and Arizona State, among several others.
Coach Kasey Dunn on Tyrell Alexander:
"Tyrell is a really athletic kid. A kid that has also played some quarterback for Lancaster, so he's a smart guy. He's very, very athletic, he runs the 110-meter high hurdles, too. He was recruited by a lot of people as potentially even a corner. We're going to play him at the outside receiver spot and I think that he has a huge upside at the receiver position."
Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 176 lbs. | Tulsa, Okla. | Jenks
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services … The No. 1 wide receiver prospect in Oklahoma and the No. 35 wide receiver prospect in the nation according to Scout.com … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Arkansas and Texas Tech, among others.
Coach Kasey Dunn on Dillon Stoner:
"One of the things that I like about Dillon is that he plays on both sides of the football, I think he was state player of the year and he is a four-time state champion with Jenks (Okla.), so he's got winning in his blood. He also runs the 400 meters, and he won state in the 400 last year, so he's got great endurance, which is what we need from our receivers, to be able to go all day. When we were recruiting him that was a big, big factor. He came to camp and just went off – he caught everything, ran great routes and you play it back on tape and see him playing defensive back and hitting people. He's going to be a great fit for us."
Defensive End | 6-5 | 250 lbs. | Cameron, Texas | Blinn College/Cameron Yoe
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services … 247sports.com lists him as the No. 4 junior college defensive end prospect nationally, while ESPN has him at No. 10 … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Oklahoma, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Iowa State and Minnesota, among others.
Coach Joe Bob Clements on Tralund Webber:
“He’ll bring some maturity to our team. Tralund was a small-town Texas athlete. Since his time there he has grown into a very powerful and strong defensive end and currently weighs 265 pounds.”
Defensive Tackle | 6-2 | 280 lbs. | Bryant, Ark. | Bryant
Ranked as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services … 247sports.com lists him as the No. 56 defensive tackle prospect in the nation … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Arizona, Kansas and Louisiana Tech, among others.
Coach Joe Bob Clements on Cameron Murray:
“Cameron Murry is another gifted athlete. He also played basketball. Solely played defensive line but you can see highlight films of him retuning kickoffs when teams tried to pooch or onside his team. He showed some athleticism and an ability to run the ball. He had a couple of interceptions as well in his career.”