Everything you need to know and what actually matters about the 2019 Oklahoma State recruiting class.
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Apparently, Oklahoma State would like to stop someone’s offense. The overall class is just okay compared to what Mike Gundy usually brings in, but this class is about defense, defense, defense.
And so was last year’s class, too. After bringing in a boatload of defensive ends and going big on defensive backs, this year’s class went really, REALLY big on the defensive line. The ends are okay, but the tackles coming in are deep and good.
Sione Asi … your table is ready. The 6-1, 305-pound bowling ball of a JUCO transfer out of Utah should find a spot on the defensive interior right away.
The Cowboys are set at receiver at the moment. Last year’s class was a bit light on targets – outside of CJ Moore – and only one was signed on this season. Langston Anderson might be a nice prospect, but he’s it. Next year the receivers will come flowing in.
Defense, schmefense – Deondrick Glass turned out to be the big get late in the process. Alabama was in the hunt for the running back’s services, but he fits what the Oklahoma State offense does.
If life is fair and just, the tight end named Grayson Boomer turns into a thorn in Oklahoma’s side. It’s inexcusable that a player of his talent with that last name gets away from Lincoln Riley.
There are guys, and there are bodies for positions, but there isn’t that WOW guy signed on to make a massive national splash. Gundy has done a terrific job without those types of recruits, but when that other program down the road is winning Big 12 championships on a regular basis, the talent gap has to be closed at some point.
Gundy is never afraid to go outside of the box at quarterback. With Taylor Cornelius done, can Brendan Costello possibly be in the mix for the job among the glut of options? Nah, but he’s a smallish pro-style passer thrown on to the pile.
When all is said and done, it’s a class that should end up being ranked in the top 40, That’s good enough to be among the top five in the Big 12, but it sort of feels like treading water.