Standout Receiver McCleskey Picks OSU

Jalen McCleskey used Twitter to announce Thursday evening his commitment to Oklahoma State, becoming the first wide receiver commitment in the 2015 class and the 11th commitment overall for the Cowboys. Corey Bender of Scout broke the story on scout.com among the major recruiting sites beating 24/7 by almost an hour.

McCleskey's Twitter account (@lilsho2) read, "I'm proud to say I have officially committed to play football at Oklahoma State University # blessed # gopokies # cowboys"

The pistols firing response from Mike Gundy on Twitter was also out as it was "pistols firing from Covington, La."

McCleskey is a 5-10, 170-pound speedster from St. Paul's Boys School in Covington, La. He is the 45th name on the New Orleans Times-Picayune Nifty 50 list of Louisiana prospects. He is a three-star prospect with Scout.

Last season he earned all-district honors catching 43 passes for 656 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also has a big-time NFL pedigree as he is the son of former Tennessee and NFL wide receiver J.J. McCleskey.

McCleskey has offers from South Florida, Southern Miss, Tulane, Air Force, and Southeast Louisiana. He was also recruited by the likes of Tennessee, LSU, Florida, and Vanderbilt.

This summer he was at Oklahoma State's prospect camp and the Cowboys became a leader in his recruitment. Back in July he said Oklahoma State was recruiting him the most aggressive.

On video, McCleskey can play inside or outside in the formation and he has excellent skills in route take-off and getting off the line of scrimmage vs. press coverage. He catches the ball well in traffic and shows no signs of having issues with routes over the middle.

He eludes well and several of his touchdowns were more run and than pass. Speaking of run, he is also an aggressive blocker that several times is seen blocking his man to the ground.


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