The 2018 Oklahoma State Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Oklahoma State Recruiting Class Overview
The Cowboys would like to try stopping teams from passing.
With a few fantastic pass rushers coming in, and a huge class of defensive backs, there’s a whole lot of talent to get excited about, starting with safety Sean Michael Flanagan out of Arkansas – he was pulled away from the Hogs – and going the JUCO route with Amadou Fofana, a 6-5, 270-pound defensive end from Kansas.
The coaching staff is building for the future on the offensive line, but it might just have its quarterback in Spencer Sanders – he’ll get a shot right away. A baller, and not necessarily the typical OSU pocket passer, he brings something different to the attack.
As always, great receivers are flocking to Stillwater, including 6-4 Jonathan Shepherd from just outside of Dallas – TCU and Texas Tech were after him. More on the star of the show in a moment.
The Oklahoma State Class Is Heavy On …
There’s a theme to the recruiting class across the Big 12 this season. More than ever, defensive backs are a must, and Oklahoma State got a tone of them.
Flanagan is great, and corner JayVeon Cardwell isn’t that far off. From the good-sized Jerrick Bernard out of Louisiana, and including a big, versatile option in Jason Taylor from nearby, there are more than enough prospects to work with.
The Star of the Oklahoma State Class Is …
WR C.J. Moore, 6-5, 175
The Tulsa native spurned Ohio State, Texas, and Miami but the new Cowboy superstar target. He needs to pack on a little bit of weight, but with his size, he’ll go up and get the ball. Throw in the burst to separate down the field and make big things happen, and look out.
The Oklahoma State Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Of course, replacing QB Mason Rudolph is Job One, but the new starting quarterback has to deal with life without James Washington and Marcell Ateman. Jalen McCleskey and Dillon Stoner are excellent places to start, but the offense needs to find more special stars. McCleskey might not be all that far off and should shine as the main man, but the recruiting class might have to play a role right away.