There also isn't all that much work to do because this will be a small class unless some serious attrition takes place and I wouldn't predict that. Honestly, add the seven in the top list to the commitments and you are pretty much home on the class. Check the roster as a lot of players will be coming back for the 2016 season.
Last Edition: May 10
From our first installment from April 12, I took false credit for Malik Kearse. Honestly, I had no idea who he was and if I were taking a junior college cornerback it would have been Maurice Chandler as he plays on the defense that my son coaches at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M J.C. Of course, Chandler is now an Oklahoma commitment so that guess did me no good.
Now, I will take credit for Justice Hill, the Cowboys' first commitment as I had him as the top running back prospect in-state, and Madre Harper, the corner out of Arlington Lamar in Texas. I get credit for quarterback Nick Starkel as I had him front and center in the first installment.
Already Committed But Give Me Credit for These Guys (3)
Justice Hill, RB, 5-10, 185, Tulsa (Booker T. Washington), Okla. - He sure showed his prowess with speed and strength at the Nike Combine in Arlington. I really would have had this one.
Madre Harper, CB, 6-3, 170, Arlington (Lamar), Texas - I saw this young man at the Nike Opening Regional held at his own school and I really like him.
Nick Starkel, QB, 6-4, 183, Argyle (Liberty Christian), Texas - I saw Starkel at the Nike Opening Regional and he is a fit. Great young man and has tremendous leadership qualities along with talent.
Committed and I Get No Credit as I Missed These Guys (5)
Malik Kearse, CB, 6-1, 175, Fort Scott C.C., Kan./Opa-Locka (Monsignor Pace), Fla. - I wouldn't have guessed this one. He has good size, but honestly, I'd like to see the Cowboys take a second JC corner and you'll see if they follow through with Chandler at NEO.
Tyrell Alexander, Ath./WR, 6-1 1/2, 170, Lancaster, Texas - Alexander had been to Oklahoma State multiple times including Junior Day. He is highly touted with four stars. I should have seen this one coming but I missed on it.
Rodarius Williams, CB, 6-0, 171, Shreveport (Calvary Baptist), La. - Don't know that I would have picked this one up but he is a big, strong Louisiana prospect who is part of an ultra-talented secondary at Calvary Baptist.
Dillon Stoner, WR, 6-0, 180, Jenks, Okla. - Another one that I should have had on my list if I was smarter. He is a really good prospect and it is good to see another in-state player on the commitment list.
My Previous Best Selections that are Now Off the Board (4)
Nick Starkel to Oklahoma State
Austin Anderson, OL, 6-4, 285, Mineola, Texas - Twin brothers that committed to Texas A&M
Riley Anderson, OL, 6-5, 285, Mineola, Texas - Twin brothers that committed to Texas A&M
Clifton Lewis, LB, 6-1, 210, Fort Bend (Hightower), Texas - Being the younger brother of former OSU standout Shaun Lewis and playing the same position I thought it was a natural fit and had him on the likely list but OSU may have lost interest and TCU won the commitment.
These Are My Best Selections in Terms of Accuracy (7)
L.D. Brown, RB, 5-9 1/2, 175, DeSoto, Texas - A speedster that showed up big in the Cowboys half-day minicamp and even impressed QB commit Nick Starkel. Brown was hurt most of last season but is expected to make up for it this fall. He has offers from the likes of Florida State, Louisville, and SMU.
Calvin Bundage, S/Star LB, 6-3, 200, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla. - Bundage has become the top prospect in Oklahoma in this class and he was in attendance for the high school camp on campus. I think this will come down to a Bedlam recruiting battle even though a lot of other schools are in the picture.
Dylan Galloway, OL, 6-5 1/2, 285, Coppell, Texas - He was at a satellite camp in Texas and despite offers from Nevada, Arkansas State, and some other smaller D-I schools the Cowboys offered and appear to really like him a lot.
Tramonda Moore, OL, 6-4 1/2, 350, Oklahoma City (John Marshall), Okla. - He was impressive at the minicamp in June and he has been impressive and developing constantly under Rashaun Woods and staff at John Marshall for the past two seasons. He has academic work to do.
Amen Ogbonghemiga, LB, 6-0 1/2, 210, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - He is Emmanuel Ogbah's cousin and he is talented. He was at the June minicamp and looked the part.
Zach Shackelford, OL, 6-3, 290, Belton, Texas - He was at the opening satellite camp in Belton and is a top center/guard prospect. He has been to Stillwater on multiple occasions. He is expected to make a decision soon and has unofficial visits set up to Illinois, Purdue, and Iowa State possibly before deciding. TCU is also in the mix.
Camron Williams (pictured above), WR, 6-3, 210, Dallas (First Baptist Academy), Texas - Another prospect that I saw at the Nike Regional and he is really a big target that would be a good fit at OSU. I'm sticking with him because I believe the Cowboys will want a big target in the class. He has offers from the likes of OU, TCU, Texas, USC, and Wisconsin. I know that he has a good relationship with Cowboy assistant Kasey Dunn.
Dropped from the previous list:
Denzel Okafor, OL, 6-4, 290, Lewisville, Texas - I think that Oklahoma State may fill up on OLs before Okafor makes a decision so I have moved him off the list.
Alton Robinson, DE, 6-2 ½, 220, Converse (Judson), Texas - Baylor or Texas A&M are likely to win this commitment.
Call This More the Wish List and Real Guessing List (3)
Rashard Lawrence, DT, 6-2, 305, Monroe (Neville), La. - Great personality and he is really tough playing with lots of leverage. You can expect that the Eric Henderson/Louisiana connection would be at work here.
Amani Bledsoe, DE, 6-5, 265, Lawrence, Kan. - I saw him first at Oklahoma State camp last summer and I think he may have been offered that day. He is a load and there will be lots of competition. Some feel Oklahoma leads but you don't want to give in on Bledsoe as he is worth fighting for all the way.
A.J. Green, CB, 6-1, 170, DeSoto, Texas - One of the earliest targets for Oklahoma State, he has visited with his parents this spring. Green has a strong relationship with OSU and I think that has continued.
Dropped from the previous list:
Maurice Chandler, CB, 6-1, 185, NEO A&M J.C./Lawton, Okla. - OU, Florida State, LSU and others offered. Although his defensive coordinator and his position coach are both OSU grads, but he committed to the Sooners.
Marvin Terry, LB, 6-2, 220, Dallas (South Oak Cliff), Texas - Terry was at the OSU spring game and it is still possible he ends up at Oklahoma State but I'm thinking there are others that may decide before he does.
Connor Murphy, DE, 6-7, 250, Phoenix (Brophy Prep), Ariz. - Offered late in he spring when a Cowboy assistant (we think Marcus Arroyo) was watching spring practice. His brother plays in the NFL and Murphy had monster numbers last season. Just tough to get a player to come from that far.
Levi Onwuzurike, DE, 6-3, 240, Allen, Texas - He is a big time prospect with a huge offer list and I'm thinking he ends up somewhere else.
Shane Richards, OT, 6-7, 320, New Mexico Military Institute (J.C.)/Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Another offensive lineman that Oklahoma State may have moved past while he still decides.