Guess The 2012 Class

Here is the first installment of "Guess the Class" for the 2012 Oklahoma State football recruiting class. I will be the first to admit that with so few scholarships that Oklahoma State has to give this year that the margin for error is much more slim than in past years with this exercise. That said, as somewhat of a disclaimer of inaccuracy, here goes.

Current Commitments
(7 commitments)
(Verbal commitments are not binding and nothing is official
until recruits sign LOI on Wed. Feb. 1, 2012.)

Tim Hines, OL, 6-5, 305, 4.9, Bryan, Texas - Great find that came on campus with high school coach.
Ashton Lampkin, DB, 5-11, 175, 4.4, Fort Worth (Dunbar), Texas - Doug Meacham recruit that has big potential.
Kenneth Marshall, S, 6-1, 192. 4.5, Houston (South Houston), Texas - Joe DeForest recruit and if someone is high on a safety shouldn't it be the guy that coaches the position.
Dominic Ramacher, Ath., 6-3, 230, 4.7, Denton (Guyer), Texas - Just tell him where to play and what to do, he can do almost anything.
Kendall Sanders, WR, 6-0, 175, 4.5, Athens, Texas - Super prize that is recognized as one of the top prospects in Texas.
Dalton Santos, DE/LB, 6-2, 235, 4.84, Van, Texas - Needs to settle down and quit going to schools, but he keeps saying he's committed.
Jeremiah Tshimanga, LB, 6-3, 226, 4.6, North Richland Hills (Richland), Texas - Premier prospect that is still going to get bigger and stronger.

What's Left and Predictions
We see the Cowboys coaching staff looking to add another 8 or 9 players at this point. Those would be a defensive tackle or defensive end, another defensive back, likely a cornerback or a safety that could play cornerback. Most of the rest of the class would be on offense. They will add a quarterback, running back, big wide receiver, two more offensive linemen, and a true tight en d. They will also scholarship a specialist.

DE or DT: This could go to Calvin Barnett, the defensive tackle at Navarro (Texas) C.C., or Denico Autry, a huge defensive end out of East Mississippi C.C., Miss. Oklahoma State has had both on its radar for a long time. Cowboys fans have too.

DB: Will Hines (Waco, Texas) or Kevin Peterson (Wagoner, Okla.) both fit what the Cowboys are looking for in players with corner skills, more size, and good tacklers that can help on special teams cover units.

QB: Right now you would like this to come down to one of a very talented two -- either Wes Lunt, out of Rochester, Ill., that unofficially visited Memorial Day weekend and was impressed or California standout Brent Vanderveen (Arroyo Grande, Calif.). Both are 6-5, both can throw it, and both are athletic for being taller quarterbacks.

RB: Barry J. Sanders, Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall), Okla. - Yes, I am picking Sanders to wind up at OSU. He loves it there and at the end of the day the current state of the program allows him to go to his favorite school and have a chance to compete at the very highest level in college football, the best of both worlds for Sanders.

WR: I have this going to one of three players. The home run would be top national recruit Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield Hillcrest, Mo.), who recognizes where recent OSU receivers have gone, including Justin Blackmon next spring, to the NFL. If not, C.J. Curry (Gainesville North Hall, Ga.) is committed to Georgia, but he is committed to coming to camp to OSU this summer and is very interested. Keon Hatcher out of Owasso also is a prospect Oklahoma State has a keen eye on.

OL: Germain Ifedi out of Houston Westside recently was offered and the big, athletic prospect would be a great addition to the OL and Houston-area Cowboy familes.

OL: Travis Wiggins out of South Grand Prairie is just the kind of inside OL prospect that Joe Wickline loves, can play guard or center, is very smart and doesn't miss assignments, and is tough.

TE: Zac Veatch (Broken Arrow) is 6-4 and 235 pounds with all the tools and shows up as a really good blocker like the Cowboys offensive staff is looking for.

SP: Andrew Suter, current deep snapper handling punts and placements.


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