Oklahoma State offered 2019 defensive lineman Gerald Irons III from Klein (Texas) Oak High School this past weekend during Irons' unofficial visit to Stillwater. The Cowboys became the first school to offer a scholarship to the promising young prospect.
The 6-foot, 255-pound Irons, who plays inside and at end for Klein Oak's multiple-front defense, so he thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Oklahoma State.
"I loved everything about OSU," Irons said. "What stood out to me was how good the coaching was."
Irons said he spent time with defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements and head coach Mike Gundy.
"They just told me their style of play and stuff like that. They want me to play all the positions on the D-line," Irons said. "The offer came when I had the meeting with coach Gundy, which was during the middle of the visit.
"I was very happy and thankful. It was my first offer and I just wanted to thank my coaches, my family, and most importantly God."
Irons owns a strong football pedigree. His father, Gerald Irons Jr., played at Nebraska, while his uncle, Grant Irons, played at Michigan. Irons said he's getting interest from programs such as Texas, Houston, Notre Dame, and Texas Tech, adding that "hopefully I can make it out to see all of them."
In the meantime, Irons works on his game in preparation for his junior campaign.
"I'm gonna try to get better at using my hands to get off blocks," he said.
Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Irons' development and recruitment.