Big Twins Offered By Cowboys

The question posed to me earlier this week was whether Oklahoma State has ever had twins come to school on football scholarships at the same time? I tried hard to come up with an answer but couldn't find any pair of twins to ever play for the Cowboys. Ethan and Evan Howell, twins from Monroe, La., played at OSU in the 1990s, but one was one scholarship and the other was a walk-on.

But now there is another opportunity as Oklahoma State has offered twin offensive linemen from Mineola High School in Austin and Riley Anderson. The Andersons helped block Mineola to the Class 3A Division I State Championship Game before losing to Cameron Yoe 70-40.

The Anderson's were a big part of the 12-4 record by the Yellow Jackets this past season. They are just flat big period as Austin, who earned Class 3A All-State honors, is 6-4, 285 pounds and Riley is 6-5, 285 pounds.

"We think it is pretty awesome," Riley Anderson said about the offer from Oklahoma State as both brothers also tweeted out their excitement on Twitter.

"We are pretty happy about it and it is really exciting to have an offer from Oklahoma State. We were there for their Junior Day in February and we went to a game last season when they beat Iowa State," Riley said.

The two brothers are both good athletes and combine for football but split up the rest of the school year. "I play baseball," Riley Anderson said. "I pitch and play first base."

Now that would be a pretty imposing pitcher in Class 3A baseball at 6-5, 285 pounds and staring a batter down from the mound.

"Austin plays basketball," his brother added.

So when asked if this is the time where his brother is in the weight room and then Riley gets in an offseason between football and baseball, he said he lifts in the morning now and his brother does the same during basketball.

Both brothers have really good feet and know how to use their hands. In fact, once they get locked on with the hands then it is over for most defensive players, unless they find some way to win the leverage battle. Both players have good strength and there's a reason why some 18 schools have offered scholarships including Arizona State, Kansas State, Michigan, Missouri, TCU, and Oklahoma State.

Now the question is logical as to if they are a package deal? "We are going to go through recruiting individually and make our decisions separate but if we end up together then we will be fine with that," Riley Anderson answered.

Right now they don't seem to be in any hurry, but they are enjoying the process.


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