Oklahoma State did something on Friday that I'd been waiting on but with the logjam of offensive line numbers the Cowboys have had to be careful with how many offers they had out for offensive line prospects in the 2017 class. You can now count Creed Humphrey of Shawnee, Okla., as one of the prospects with a selective offer from the Mike Gundy, offensive line coach Greg Adkins, and company for the 2017 recruiting class.
The interest going both ways was obvious as Humphrey and his family were at the final scrimmage on April 8 at the Sherman Smith Training Center. Adkins and Gundy both spent a lot of time with Creed and his family after the scrimmage.
The issue was the offensive line numbers as Oklahoma State has had to make a lot of radical changes to try and bolster the outfit. Word came this week that squad member Jaxon Salinas was wanting to transfer to go play at a smaller school with his younger brother and that opened up a offer to go to Humphrey.
The action on Humphrey has been consistent and has been increasing as he already had offers from Alabama, OU, Arizona State, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas State, Memphis, Southern Miss, Texas, Tulsa, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech. Texas A&M joined in with Oklahoma State in offering a scholarship on Friday. You have to like the "Tombstone" reference on Humphrey's website with regards to the Oklahoma State announcement. "I'll be your huckleberry."
Humphrey is an impressive 6-4, 300 pounds plus and when you watch him on tape with his junior highlights, Shawnee plays him everywhere from tackle to center. He is expected to be a center or a guard at the college level. His tape is almost comical at times because with his superior upper body strength he ties up defenders and then either pushing them ridiculous distances downfield, ala the movie "The Blindside" or he puts them on the ground in pancake fashion. Watch the highlights alone on Hudl and you will see how dominating he is.
We'll check in with Humphrey and find out his timetable for making a decision, but he is certainly a top target for Gundy, Adkins, and the Cowboys.