By 10 a.m. Wednesday, I predict that Oklahoma State will have signatures on faxed in Letter of Intents that are from four-star rated prospects.
It's a shame because I thought with all of his late recruiting fanfare that Bossier City Parkway quarterback Keondre Wudtee would have collected a fourth star. I still think he is deserving of such, which if he signs with Oklahoma State and I think he will, would qualify Wudtee to join Tulsa Booker T. Washington running back Justice Hill and Lexington, Okla., offensive lineman Tyler Brown in part one of this series as three stars that in my book should have been four.
I'm predicting that the Cowboys will also add Oklahoma City John Marshall offensive lineman Tramonda Moore and Edmond Santa Fe hybrid safety/linebacker Calvin Bundage, two other bonafide four-star prospects.
Moore has been ranked as the number one prospect in Oklahoma. As we have reported going back to last fall that Moore had some academic issues and would be a hard case to qualify for eligibility as a freshman and might very well have to go to junior college. I have learned over the years to never say never on players qualifying because I have seen guys nobody thought could qualify get the work done, even take night school, and become eligible.
The Oklahoman broke the story on Moore's academics on Tuesday morning and, honestly, I bet there is a good story behind it. Oklahoma bugged out on recruiting Moore and there could be publicity and politics involved in all of it. It is recruiting after all, and people do keep score in recruiting as it has become an extension of the college football regular and post season.
Bundage has been a prime target from beginning to end of the recruiting season for Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. He made Bundage his star as he recruited him to play the position of the same name. The brother of former Douglass High School standout and three-year offensive line starter at Arizona in Cayman Bundage, Calvin spoke early in the process of going out of state or staying at home and close to Oklahoma State or OU.
Bundage eliminated OU in the fall and the nearby rival in the recruiting became Arkansas, which he visited last. That is who it will come down to on Wednesday, Oklahoma State or Arkansas, and I think the Cowboys will win out.
Two four-stars and a quarterback that should be a four-star in my opinion could be signing with the Cowboys. Even with the negative tone on the academics of Moore it will be seen as a strong close out. It won't push the Cowboys into the top 25 of the recruiting rankings or maybe even in the top five of the Big 12 but it will move the Oklahoma State class up.