The most important day of recruiting that remains in gathering the 2016 class for Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy – maybe the most important day of recruiting through the entire class – will be Thursday in Shreveport and Bossier City, La.
Everybody knows you have to get a quarterback and for six months Oklahoma State had its in Nick Starkel of Argyle (Liberty Christian), Texas. But Starkel de-committed in early December, and unlike the past two years when current starter Mason Rudolph was pledged most of the recruiting season and the same for the first commitment in the 2015 class in John Kolar, the Cowboys are scrambling.
The scramble has yield a sensational prospect out of Parkway High School in Bossier City in Keondre Wudtee. The 6-5, 198-pound Wudtee has great size, is very athletic, very fast, and spins the ball well, and will get even better with some throwing adjustments. He can take a bad play and turn it into a highlight in a split second.
Gundy will be in the school and in the home on Thursday, trying to find a way to seal the deal before Wudtee leaves town again with a visit scheduled to TCU, which offered him the day after the Cowboys jumped in. A Wudtee pledge would be huge and insure a strong finish to the 2016 class for Gundy and company.
Just in case the Cowboys have to keep looking, reports are confirmed that Cowboys offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was in Columbia, Tenn., today before joining up with Gundy on Thursday. Yurcich was looking at and visiting Tylin Oden out of Spring Hill High School. Oden is 6-5, 180 pounds and is a soft commit to Louisville but is still looking at Rutgers. This season he threw for nearly 1,000 yards and rushed for 561 yards and six touchdowns.
Oden is not the end of the list the Cowboys are looking to. In fact, several OSU coaches will likely look in on quarterback prospects this week, but they will be somewhat stealth about it because they might be looking to make a steal. Such is the world of recruiting and especially the world of quarterback recruiting.
Stay tuned as for Gundy and the Cowboys the hunt and search could conclude in Louisiana on Thursday.