Recruiting Review And Update: Receivers

Just like the quarterback and the running back positions there is a pretty darn good player committed to Oklahoma State at receiver. Now we all know that Tyrell Alexander plays quarterback and other positions for Lancaster, Texas and he is a four-star prospect that agrees with the Oklahoma State coaching staff that his future is at receiver.

Alexander is a player to get very excited about. The question as to how many other receivers that the Cowboys will recruit may lie some in how the season goes and how productive the position is throughout the 2015 season.

You know that Brandon Sheperd and his big-play ability is leaving after the season as he is a senior. Speaking of production, there is no receiver currently on the squad that has been as dependable as inside receiver David Glidden, who also is a senior this fall. The Cowboys will also lose Kameron Doolittle, who may be a walk-on but he is a productive and very reliable player.

Cowboys fans can count on three receivers but if all of the other receivers play as expected and as the young pass catchers have show in the promise of last season and this spring then the class might just have three new players.

James Washington is a potential star in the making and classmates Chris Lacy and redshirt freshman Keenan Brown have both shown tremendous promise. There is also another stellar walk-on to help and that is in-state product Cole Neph, out of Owasso. Jhajuan Seales, Marcell Ateman, and Austin Hays are not forgotten and are expected to be major contributors.

Now as for the prospects in the class, OSU is offering some players that would be considered the moon, but rightfully so. The Cowboys have one of the best young quarterbacks in the nation and two younger ones set to line-up behind Mason Rudolph that can also wing the football pretty good.

That should be attractive to a national receiver prospect like Tampa Catholic's Nate Craig. OSU also has offered and is very excited about players like speedster Devin Duvernay from Sachse, Texas; Dee Anderson out of West Mesquite in Texas; Reggie Hemphill of Manvel, Texas; Adewale Omotosho from Plano East; Tren'Davian Dickson of Navasota, and Nike Opening Regional standout and receiver MVP Tyrie Cleveland of Houston Westfield.

There are others and Cowboys fans will continue to see more surface. One thing is for sure, with all the talent that Oklahoma State has at receiver the emphasis in recruiting that position in the 2016 class will be on quality and not quantity.

The should-be examination for the prospects looking at Oklahoma State should be on how receivers are used, how often they have chances at big plays, and also for future NFL attractiveness, how well they are taught to block in the offense. NFL scouts and coaching staffs love to see wide receivers that also know how to block.

Alexander is a great start and the emphasis on quality is already in the works. A couple more like Alexander and the receiver position will be well taken care of in the 2016 recruiting class.


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