Who's Next For The Cowboys?

Oklahoma State Cowboys fans send me text messages on a regular basis wanting to know the latest recruiting scoop. I do some predicting and sometimes I'm lucky and sometimes I do know something, and other times I'm clueless. I would be willing to bet the next commitment for the Cowboys in their 2015 recruiting class will be an offensive lineman.

The numbers are on my side as Bob Connelly has been busy down the stretch of the recruiting evaluation period. He is getting some help from the Tongan/Samoan and Polynesian recruiting specialists on the Oklahoma State staff in Beni Tonga and Tolu Moala.

We've found seven new offensive line offers in the past week or so.

Scott Eklund of Scout's JCFootball reports that City College of San Francisco huge offensive tackle prospect Dominic Desouza, originally out of Encino Pacifica High School, is going to visit Oklahoma State officially on Sept. 12, and Baylor in October. Desouza is 6-8, 290 pounds and can move. Watch his tape, he is special.

Sam Awolope is a talented 6-6, 250-pound tackle who will grow into his frame, and is very athletic out of Missouri City (Marshall), Texas. That is a school that has been good to the Cowboys. Wake Forest, Tulsa, Rice, Oregon State, Nevada, Nebraska, Missouri, Louisville, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Iowa State are other schools involved on Awolope.

Tyler Higby is also out of the Houston area where he attends private school Kinkaid. He is 6-4, 288 pounds and has interest from Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, TCU, and Texas State. You would expect the offer from Oklahoma State would be big.

In North Texas, Connor Williams plays for a very strong program at Coppell. The Coppell Cowboys are always stout up front on offense it seems. Williams is 6-5, 275 pounds and has interest and/or offers from Wake Forest, UCLA, Tulsa, Texas Tech, TCU, Purdue, Oregon, and OU in addition to Oklahoma State.

Conner Dyer is a 6-5, 275-pounder from Mesquite Horn who is also being chased by Baylor, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and others.

Madison Akomnonu is a name on the rise and in a hurry. The 6-5, 270-pound tackle prospect out of Arlington Bowie is a new offer from the Cowboys with Wake Forest, Texas Tech, Texas State, Texas, TCU, Southern Miss, OU, North Texas, and Nebraska also showing interest or having offered.

Finally, check out Vaimoe Sekona of Encino (Crispi), Calf. He is 6-3, 280 pounds and some schools see him as a defensive tackle prospect, but Connelly sees him as an offensive guard or center prospect. The Cowboys have offered along with USC, Washington State, San Diego State, Miami (Fla.), Oregon, Oregon State, Texas Tech, and Hawaii.

The numbers point to an offensive lineman next.

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