Hodges Says OSU Is 'Perfect School'

It is obvious that Oklahoma State needs help in the offensive line. To that end, the Cowboys already have four commitment in their 2015 class that are offensive linemen and they are looking for more. Two of those pledges are junior college players and they are looking for more in that category, including East Mississippi C.C. offensive tackle Brandon Hodges

Hodges earned All-Mississippi Junior College and All-NJCAA Region 23 honors this season at offensive tackle in helping push a wide open Lions offense all the way to the NJCAA National Championship Game against Iowa Western on Dec. 7.

The 6-5, 310-pound Hodges, who is rated way too low in recruiting, was in Stillwater for an official visit this past weekend.

"It went good," Hodges said as he was visiting on the same weekend that quarterback/athlete East Mississippi teammate Todd Mays was visiting. Mays committed to Oklahoma State in late October.

"I liked the atmosphere and you know, the players and the coaches. It's the perfect school for me."

That last statement a strong one, so I asked Hodges how he left it with Oklahoma State upon leaving on Sunday. "I'm considering them, they are a school that I'm considering but I'm going to take other visits," Hodges added.

In an interesting move Hodges told me that he was hosted by linebacker and former Ellsworth (Iowa) C.C. NJCAA All-American Devante Averette. Usually prospects are hosted by either some player at their position or someone they know from high school. Hodges mentioned really getting along with Averette. The junior college connection was obviously what prompted the decision on the part of the OSU recruiting staff.

Hodges once again confirmed that he has a visit coming up with Florida State, probably this next weekend. He has not set up anything else but his other three schools he is considering are Missouri, Texas, and Alabama.

He is a December graduate and a mid-year transfer, so with the signing day for junior college mid-year transfers coming up Dec. 17 he will need to move fast working in and around that national championship game in Biloxi, Miss., on Dec. 7.

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