Oklahoma State continues to look for more security in finding a conventional run game for the future. As written in several posts on the gopokes.com Premium Board, Beaumont (Central), Texas running back Devwah Whaley is a strong candidate.
With offers from the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Mississippi, and Arkansas, Whaley had committed early to Georgia, but just this past week de-committed and is now considering all options. Based on his response after a visit earlier this week from Cowboys running backs coach Marcus Arroyo it appears Oklahoma State is in a solid position to rebound from Whaley's switch from Georgia.
A 6-0, 205-pound runner with good speed and the strength to make his own path if need be, Whaley is a good match for what the Cowboys are looking to compliment Tulsa Booker T. Washington standout Justice Hill and Desoto, Texas runner L.D. Brown already in the 2016 recruiting class.
Last season Whaley rushed for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns on 182 carries. In October of this season, which ended with a playoff loss to Houston C.E. King in the first round, Whaley had 872 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns but those numbers are not complete.
No word as of yet if Whaley will make an official visit. Oklahoma State has two visitors scheduled for the upcoming weekend and the weekend of Jan. 14-15, the scheduled huge visit weekend in which many of the Cowboys commitments are scheduled to make their official visits.