Several spots have been freed up on the Oklahoma State roster lately following the announcements that scholarship players Dylan Harding and Paul Lewis will be going on medical scholarships and safety Tre Roberts and running back Raymond Taylor are leaving the team.
From a report we received and confirmed it appears that one spot will be filled by graduated senior transfer Lenzy Pipkins, a two-year starting cornerback from Louisiana-Monroe.
The 6-0, 201-pound Pipkins has his release and visited Oklahoma State earlier this week. He told members of the Oklahoma State staff that he intends to be back this summer to begin graduate school at Oklahoma State and will be eligible immediately. Pipkins is getting a degree from ULM in mass communications.
Pipkins came to ULM from Mansfield High School in Texas where he was a teammate of current Oklahoma State offensive right tackle Zach Crabtree. Pipkins did not play football at Mansfield until his senior season and made the most of it with 52 tackles and an interception. An obvious late discovery in recruiting he signed with the Warhawks then coached by current AFCA President Todd Berry, an Oklahoma native.
At ULM, he redshirted his first season in 2012. The next season he played in all 12 games and finished with 24 total tackles, 12 unassisted, 3 tackles for loss, and an interception. He had three tackles in his first college game at Oklahoma and has eight tackles for a season high against Tulane. His interception came against rival ULL and their quarterback Terrance Broadway.
As a sophomore in 2014, he started nine games and missed three games with injury. He finished with 32 tackles, 24 unassisted, 3 tackles for loss, a sack, and an interception. He had three tackles against both SEC opponents in LSU and Texas A&M.
Last fall as a junior, Pipkins had 48 tackles, 34 unassisted playing in all 13 games and starting 10 of those games. He had one tackle for loss, a sack, and a fumble forced.
Pipkins has just the one season to play and he has some strong football family ties as his cousin is C.J. Wilson, who played for the Carolina Panthers from 2007-10 and the Dallas Cowboys in 2011.