How Many 'Ships Do The Cowboys Have Left?

Like I have said several times throughout this recruiting season, it is very hard to guess or anticipate what is going to happen in this recruiting season. Some prospects, many of whom have tested the waters despite being committed, and in some cases committed for a long time, have been more quiet about their recruiting situation. Some have gone to stone cold silence.

That doesn't bother me. Youngsters have the right to share or to keep private their business when it comes to recruiting.

After this weekend, Oklahoma State has 19 commitments that have gone public with their intention to be Cowboys. Four are already on campus in defensive tackle Calvin Barnett and tight end Blake Jackson, both coming from junior college, and then quarterback Wes Lunt and linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga, both early enrollees from high school.

The additions this weekend, all from Texas, included wide receiver Chance Allen of Fort Bend Elkins and two offensive linemen in four-star Texas A&M de-commit Michael Wilson of Aledo, and the unique story of Blinn (Texas) junior college offensive linemen Chris Grisbhy.

That leaves Oklahoma State with its numbers filled on the offensive line. While it is not official, speculation is that Port Arthur Memorial wide receiver Jhajuan Seales is also committed to Oklahoma State. We have tried repeatedly to get in touch with him, but Seales has been one of those prospects that has gone silent. He went into the weekend committed to Houston but if he has decided to jump over to Oklahoma State his pledge would likely fill the wide receiver slots up for OSU.

Now what would be left? According to our calculation, there are two and maybe three scholarships remaining.

OSU head coach Mike Gundy, who is on the road in Texas making in-home visits, will be flying to California on Wednesday with both Jemal Singleton and Glenn Spencer to visit speedy running back/inside receiver combo athlete Jaydon Mickens and star linebacker prospect Seth Jacobs.

Mickens did not go to Oregon this weekend and looks to be a heavy Oklahoma State lean right now with his announcement set for Jan. 31 in Los Angeles.

Jacobs visited Colorado this past weekend and has UCLA this next weekend. But many believe it is down to OSU or Arkansas for Jacobs. Those two would be a good way to get closer to filling up.

The other position would appear to come down to three prospects. There is some uncertainty in the status of Oklahoma State High School Player of the Year Kevin Peterson of Wagoner., Wilmer Hutchins, Texas safety LaDarrel McNeil and Fort Bend Elkins star linebaacker prospect Corey Thompson, committed to Texas A&M but scheduled to visit OSU this coming weekend.

McNeil told Scout's Erin Hartigan on Sunday that he is still committed to Tennessee. Thompson we will see on, but the most interesting one may be Peterson, who reportedly left Stillwater with Oklahoma State very much on his mind. The Cowboys have been his favorite but it was OU that jumped first and offered in recruiting.

OU head coach Bob Stoops is due in Wagoner on Tuesday for a basketball game and to talk to Peterson afterwards. Peterson could be a situation similar to Ryan Broyles that comes down to signing day. The set up is reversed from Broyles and OSU would have to hope the outcome ends up reversed as well.

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