First O-Line Commit Is Kansas All-Stater

Recently, Oklahoma State has fared very well in recruiting not just south of the Red River and Oklahoma in Texas but they have also brought in some real recruiting gems from the state of Kansas. It looks like they may have done it again as Teven Jenkins out of Topeka High School committed to Oklahoma State, head coach Mike Gundy and offensive line coach Greg Adkins on Sunday morning.

The Cowboys had a half-day minicamp on Sunday afternoon for juniors and seniors that you have seen all kinds of offers popping out from, but Jenkins and his dad were in Stillwater for an unofficial visit.

After making his decision and commitment, Jenkins, who is every bit of the 6-6 and 295 pounds he is listed at, and his dad stayed to watch the camp and watch the offensive linemen there work under the guidance of Adkins. Jenkins and his father also spoke with coaches and support personnel such as assistant athletic trainer for football. It looked like they were simply getting the lay of the land and the program.

So as to not violate any NCAA rules we asked Jenkins for his phone number and then agreed to speak with him after he left campus.

Watching Jenkins on tape it doesn't take too many plays to see that he is a masher. He reminds you at times, and not comically, of the movie portrayal of Michael Oher in the "Blindside." Jenkins locks on to a defensive target and on run plays will drive him downfield 15, 20 or 30 yards or just into the ground.

He also shows quick feet on pass protection. Jenkins earned All-State honors in Kansas last season for his performance and a junior picking up those honors is rare in the state. Watching him walk around at the Oklahoma State camp, he has a very athletic build for his size and his feet are big. He may not be through growing at 6-6. His frame will handle more weight as well and that is easy to see.

Kansas State, Louisville, Missouri, and Nebraska had all offered. We have to think Kansas too, but Jenkins said yes to Oklahoma State.

He is the first offensive line commitment for the Cowboys but there could be another as soon as tomorrow with Coppell, Texas sleeper Dylan Galloway, who as at the satellite camp the Cowboys staff was coaching at last Sunday at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. Jenkins is the seventh overall commitment to the Cowboys in the 2016 class.

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