On the sidelines watching the Oklahoma State Cowboys go through a two-hour practice were top Oklahoma 2016 prospects and national recruits in Edmond Santa Fe safety Calvin Bundage and Oklahoma City John Marshall offensive and defensive tackle Tramonda Moore (pictured above). On the heels of those two in 2016 is running back Justice Hill of Tulsa Booker T. Washington, and he was also there on Saturday morning.
They were standing right alongside 2017 prospects in Collinsville linebacker Levi Draper, already committed to the Cowboys, and Tulsa Union cornerback Tre Brown. Each twosome is ranked by at least a couple of reputable recruiting sources as the top two prospects in Oklahoma for their respective years.
I'm not sure that the top two in-state prospects in football recruiting in the next two classes were on unofficial visits to one school. Two big offensive line prospects for the 2016 class that have already committed to the Cowboys were watching practice as well in Ryan McCollum and Dylan Galloway.
Bundage, who could also develop into an outside or hybrid linebacker, was at Oklahoma State this summer and he was with his mother today seen talking with head coach Mike Gundy and some other OSU coaches. Athletic Director Mike Holder stopped and said hello to Bundage and other prospects.
The 6-3, 200-pound Bundage has a brother playing offensive line at Arizona and has offers from at least 20 schools, including both the Cowboys and OU, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, TCU, and Texas Tech. Last season Bundage had 81 tackles, 57 unassisted, 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack, and a fumble forced and recovered. He also blocked a kick.
Moore was also on campus earlier this summer, but has since visited the southeast and came away with scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama and TCU. The 6-6, 330-pounder from John Marshall High School has stated a preference for Oklahoma State in the past. He was in Stillwater along with several of his John Marshall teammates, including 2017 safety and linebacker prospect Keyshawn Shells and 2017 cornerback prospect Justin Broiles. Broiles is 6-0, 175 pounds and has offers from Arkansas State and Tulsa.
The earliest commitment in the Cowboys 2016 class is Hill. Arguably the best running back in a large group at that position in the state this year, Hill committed to OSU in February and he is looking to repeats a very strong 2015 season for the Hornets in his senior campaign this fall. Hill was joined by Washington teammate and senior cornerback prospect Trevor Spratley.
Draper created a lot of positive recruiting momentum earlier this summer when he made a very early pledge to the Cowboys and said he was really charged up about the opportunity to play for both Gundy and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. The 6-2, 230-pound linebacker, mature beyond his years, had over 20 offers including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Clemson, Arizona State, and Washington. He was also offered by Oklahoma.
Draper is enthused about the upcoming season.
"Yes sir, I think we will be pretty good," Draper said. "I'm really excited about the season. We should be really good because we have a lot coming back, and Coweta ought to be pretty good too."
Tre Brown is just scratching the surface, but the 5-11, 170-pound cornerback has offers from Arkansas State and Tulsa.
Offensive tackle prospect Ryan McCollum committed to OSU last Sunday and like many of these players begins practice on Monday. He is set to start at left tackle for Klein Oak as the 6-6, 270-pounder is really a good blockers, especially when he is on the move. McCollum was on campus on Saturday with his parents, Dale and Jenni. Dale was wearing an Oklahoma State football t-shirt and the entire family looked like they were having fun.
Dylan Galloway plays on a star-studded offensive line at Coppell, Texas. He was seen by offensive line coach Greg Adkins at a satellite camp early in the summer at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. He was very impressive and OSU offered shortly after that exposure.
It was a very impressive day for unofficial visitors and the prospects stayed around after practice to speak with coaches and take a look around the facilities and even talk with current players.