Gundy On The Road Recruiting

Mike Gundy jumped right back into both recruiting and preparation on Monday. Gundy's Oklahoma State Cowboys fell to No. 7 Baylor on Saturday night and while the game was being played a report surfaced out of Florida that Gundy was using back channels in the coaching circles to get the message to Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley that he has interest in the Gators head coaching vacancy.

That didn't seem to be Gundy's focus on Monday morning as he made his way up to El Dorado, Kansas to Butler Community College to offer a scholarship to 6-6, 295-pound offensive tackle Matt Kellerman.

Confirmation of Gundy's visit came from a member of the Butler coaching staff. "Yes, Coach Gundy was here today looking at Matt Kellerman," the Butler assistant confirmed. "He said he was heading back to Stillwater for practice."

Kellerman is originally out of Prairie View, Kansas in high school and was a well decorated player. This season at Butler he earned honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference honors. He can bench press 330 pounds, max 515 pounds in the squat. He also has a 29-inch vertical.

He visited Illinois on Nov. 14, Iowa State last weekend, and has a trip planned to Louisville for Nov. 28. Kellerman is scheduled to visit OSU on Dec. 10. He is a December grad that would be a mid-year transfer.

Watching tape on Kellerman, he uses his big frame to really engulf defenders when he is run blocking. The best part of his game is his pass blocking where his kick slide technique is very solid and his long arms are useful in keeping defenders at arm's length. His feet are really good and he is strong with the capability of getting bigger and maybe stronger as well.

Gundy and the Cowboys already have commitments from two junior college offensive linemen in Deya Mhiesen out of Pierce College in California and Brandon Pertile out of Mesa College in Arizona. They have offers on several other junior college linemen, including Brandon Hodges out of top-ranked junior college East Mississippi C.C.

Gundy did make it back to Stillwater in time for meetings with players and then a 4:30 p.m. practice that lasted around an hour and a half. The Cowboys will practice on Tuesday and Wednesday before allowing players to break a couple of days for Thanksgiving.

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