Cowboys Offer Linebacker Draper

Oklahoma State has shown a tendency lately to strike early on in-state recruits that they like a lot. First, head coach Mike Gundy personally offered Southmoore offensive tackle Brey Walker, a 6-6, 285-pound standout who earned high school freshman All-American honors. Now the Cowboys have become the first Big 12 school in-state to offer 2017 Collinsville High School linebacker Levi Draper.

Draper is 6-2, 230 pounds and one of the fiercest competitors you will find on the field. He was probably one of the better linebackers in the state while starting as a sophomore at Collinsville. He has listed 4.6 speed in the forty and is a confirmed 3.8 GPA student in the classroom.

Prior to Oklahoma State's offer he had offers from out-of-state schools Arizona State, Arkansas State, Illinois, Louisville, SMU, Vanderbilt, and Washington in addition to an offer from Tulsa.

The offer came after OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer had watched Draper in person at a Collinsville spring practice.

"He just told me he really liked what he saw out of me," Draper told The Tulsa World by phone.

Draper said after Collinsville finishes up spring practice this week that he intends to head to Stillwater to visit the Oklahoma State campus next week. He told Mark Cooper of The World that he hopes to meet with OSU head coach Mike Gundy and likely also see Spencer.

"My freshman year, I went down to their camp and that’s where he first got to know me," Draper added.

Draper said he is in the early stages and still checking schools out.

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