OSU's Top 10 National Targets

This is the third in our new feature in which we list Oklahoma State's top 10 targets for Oklahoma, Texas and nationwide. The first list included the Oklahoma targets, the second was devoted to the top high school prospects in Texas, and this list includes the Cowboys' top targets from across the nation.

Top 10 National Targets
1. (tie) Kyle Allen, QB
6-3, 195, 4.8
Scottsdale (Desert Mountain), Ariz.
Allen visited OSU for the Spring Football Finale and by all accounts really liked it, and has a good relationship with Mike Gundy and Mike Yurcich. Since his Stillwater visit he has earned a ticket to Nike and the Elite 11 finals and he has also picked up offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Alabama and each of those schools could all invade his top list which includes UCLA, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, and Texas A&M.

The transfer of Wes Lunt could help the OSU cause here, but he was considering OSU with Lunt clearly on board. What could help is that his high school head coach Tony Tabor is from nearby Perkins, Okla., although don't expect Tabor to push but he is a good source of info. Last season Allen completed 202-of-280 passes for 3,119 yards with 36 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. As a sophomore, he threw for 2,547 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

1. (tie) Mason Rudolph
6-4 ½, 200, 4.6
Rock Hill (Northwestern), S.C.
Rudolph also was in Stillwater for the Cowboys Spring Football Finale and liked what he saw and heard as he spent plenty of time with Mike Gundy and Mike Yurcich. Rudolph really looks the part, a very good looking quarterback from a size and athletic standpoint. Northwestern runs a similar offense to Oklahoma State, and that will help.

The Lunt transfer may or may not be a factor. The big factors are the competition, and while Rudolph has not been out competing in Elite 11 and national showcases, word gets around on a player that completes 346-of-504 passing for 4,010 yards with 41 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. As a sophomore, he threw for 2,619 yards with 27 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He can also run too. He recently told us that OSU and LSU lead over Mississippi and Virginia Tech as his top four. He told the Scout LSU site that he may decide by June 1.

2. Cameron Sims, WR
6-4, 200, 4.55
Monroe (Ouchita Parrish), La.
Sims is a tremendously gifted prospect as evidenced by his stats in two sports. He caught 37 passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns for a predominant rushing team in football last season, and on the hardwood averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds a contest.

He has scholarship offers from close to 25 schools, but Alabama, Oklahoma State and Georgia seem to be at the top of the list. He made a visit to Oklahoma State for the Spring Football Finale and liked what he saw. "I thought it was real cool," Sims said. "Everything impressed me about the spring game. The whole time, it seemed that they were throwing the football. I know they ran it some but it seemed like every play the quarterback was winding up and throwing it downfield." He has a really good relationship it seems with Cowboys receivers coach Kasey Dunn.

3. Lorenzo Carter, DE
6-5, 232, 4.6
Norcross, Ga.
It's funny that Oklahoma native Deondre Clark of Douglass is looking at SEC schools including Georgia and Alabama while Lorenzo Carter, who when asked to list off the 20 schools he is still considering out of more than 40 offers the third schools he lists is Oklahoma State. He is also still very interested in Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Florida and others. Expect this to be a recruiting story that goes deep and maybe all the way to just before Signing Day. Carter seems to really like the recruiting process and is a personable young man. This is a Glenn Spencer project.

4. Jalen Brown, WR
6-2, 185, 4.5
Phoenix (Mountain Pointe), Ariz.
Brown has 31 offers and is in the process of figuring it all out. He has made unofficial visits to Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, and USC but says he is not stuck on staying out west and will come to the Midwest where he has all kinds of options to visit schools that offered. It is almost a certainty that he will stop in Oklahoma for visits in Stillwater and Norman. He's also a safety prospect that has put up impressive numbers on defense, but expect him to go to a school that wants him for offense. He says he will start narrowing down his schools toward the end of July.

5. Kenny Young, ILB
6-2, 225, 4.6
River Ridge (John Curtis), La.
Oklahoma State has had lots of success over the years with recruiting at River Ridge and John Curtis Christian School. The Cowboys love to rekindle that, as would many schools, in gaining a pledge from linebacker Kenny Young. A versatile defender, Young had 81 tackles and six tackles for loss last season. He has a lot of offers with the latest from Notre Dame, and he is being recruited by former Dan McCarney's chief recruiter at Iowa State, Tony Alford. Young visited unofficially Alabama, LSU, and UCLA this spring, and Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Arkansas, and Baylor are also high on the list. It's a long list.

6. Dwight Williams, LB
6-1, 212, 4.55
Gardena (Junipero Serra), Calif.
The West Coast can be a real longshot sometimes but remember the Cowboys got Seth Jacobs from California, and now they'd like to get Williams. The very athletic Williams had a whopping 158 tackles last season with a sack, three interceptions, and four fumbles caused. His top schools right now look like Florida, Michigan, Miami, and UCLA, but at least he doesn't seem committed to staying in California. This will be a project but his response when he was offered by OSU showed that the Cowboys had his attention.

7. Dontavius Blair, OT
6-7, 300, NA
Garden City C.C., Kan./Anniston, Ala.
A native of Alabama, Blair quickly showed last season in the Jayhawk Conference that he is a premier offensive tackle prospect. He has a bunch of offers, and the good thing is he seems to like life in the Midwest. He and speedy teammate Tyreek Hill, who is also a major prospect, visited Oklahoma State during spring football. Blair is quite the sight in person as he is as huge as he sounds, but looks like a basketball forward as much as an offensive tackle. You have to think Joe Wickline is a major strength in recruiting Blair.

8. Davon Godchaux, DE
6-4, 270, 4.9
Plaquemine, La.
The action in recruiting continues for Davon Godchaux. Oklahoma State offered in the spring and seemed to really be high on him. Since then the Cowboys have been joined by the likes of Alabama, Mississippi (three schools he has visited), and Florida State, Florida, Texas, and Texas A&M (schools he is hoping to visit). Oklahoma State needs to work on that summer visit list. LSU is missing on that offer list and that gives all hope of landing a player that can dominate on the edge in both the run and the passing game.

9. Trey Quinn, WR
6-1, 190, 4.5
Lake Charles (Barbe), La.
Quinn's numbers are off the chart as he caught 115 passes last season for 2,141 yards and 26 touchdowns. His sophomore season was an output of 67 receptions for 1,220 yards, so in his prep career he already has 4,649 yards receiving. He does not have a timetable and LSU has entered the mix where Cincinnati, Duke, Clemson, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Louisiana Tech were leading.

10. Poona Ford, DT
6-1, 275, NA
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
This may be as tough a recruiting chore as anyone on this list. But some coach is going to love traveling to Hilton Head Island to do the recruiting. South Carolina, like several southern states, produces really talented defensive linemen. Ford had a monster 154 tackles with 44 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks, a year ago. He also posted a 660-pound squat max this spring. Top competition here includes Ohio State, Tennessee, Louisville, Mississippi, and South Carolina.


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