Quarterback Keondre Wudtee pleased with Oklahoma State offer

Quarterback Keondre Wudtee, who has been committed to Louisiana Tech, has opened his recruiting back up after receiving an offer from Oklahoma State.

Asked on Saturday afternoon what his strength is in playing quarterback and Keondre Wudtee had a quick and simple response, "I keep the play going."

He absolutely does and it doesn't take much video study to see that. The first play of his Hudl highlight video from this past senior season in which he led Bossier City Parkway to the Louisiana Class 5A semifinals shows Wudtee picking up a muffed snap and twisting and turning through the defense for a chance to throw the football and then two-handed push pass to an open receiver for a big gain. Pretty, no, but effective, definitely.

Wudtee was committed to nearby Louisiana Tech since the summer but he told me today that interest and an offer from Oklahoma State and interest from TCU has changed his status. 

"I told Louisiana Tech that I have opened up my recruiting," the soft spoke Wudtee said. "I have heard from coach (Mike) Yurcich, coach (Eric) Henderson, and coach (Mike) Gundy at Oklahoma State and they run an offense pretty close to the same as I've run in high school. TCU is pretty much the same. I've heard from coach (Rusty) Burns, coach (Sonny) Cumbie, and coach (Doug) Meacham. I've followed both programs and this changes things with me."

Wudtee said he will visit Oklahoma State officially on Jan. 15, and then the next week will visit TCU, and will keep with a scheduled visit the next week – the last weekend before signing day – with Louisiana Tech. 

"You know I would say academics, but pretty much all of the schools have good academics," Wudtee said when asked what he was looking for in a school. "I want a good coaching staff and an offense that fits me. I'm looking to major in kinesiology."

Through the regular season the 6-4, 190-pound Wudtee was 136-of-236 passing for 2,544 yards with 29 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions. However, he had passed the 3,100 yard mark in the playoffs and added five touchdowns alone in an opening playoff route over Arcadia. His team was eliminated 41-27 in the semifinals by Zachary. 

The video shows a tall quarterback that is slippery on the run. Wudtee actually ran less this season and did top 400 yards, but he ran many times to throw the ball downfield, as he said earlier to keep the play going.

As for his arm, he seems to just flick it and he also rarely transferred his weight so he threw falt-footed, off the back foot, or on the run where he could not get much push, but the ball was tight and most of the time pretty. He was accurate and very good at leading receivers in the middle of the route. 

"My arm is pretty strong," added Wudtee, who is also a basketball player at Bossier City Parkway. He has great hips as a runner and with a slight swivel does a good job of making defenders clutch air and go on by. If we noticed a weakness it was that sometimes he is a little wild with how he carries the football.

Athletic, strong arm, technique that can make him an even better thrower, and seemingly a good student that loves to ply football. It all adds up to a quarterback we can see Mike Gundy really enjoying having on his football team. It appears it will be a Big 12 battle to land him either in Stillwater or Fort Worth.

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