Mwaniki Gets OSU Offer; What's Next?

Just a day after making an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State, safety Thabo Mwaniki from Denton (Guyer), Texas receives an offer from the Cowboys.

Thursday evening when we spoke with Denton (Guyer), Texas safety Thabo Mwaniki while he and his mother were on their way home from an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State, the 5-11, 185-pound Mwaniki thought he was going to hear back soon from the Cowboys and his recruiting coach, Dan Hammerschmidt. He was right.

"I think that Oklahoma State is going to offer," he said. "They were going to offer before and then today coach Gundy wasn't there, but they are going to get us connected on the phone on Monday."

Today, the Cowboys were back in touch and Mwaniki was on Twtter (@thabomwanki).

"Extremely blessed and excited to receive an offer from Oklahoma State University!! #GoPokes," tweeted Mwaniki.

Mwaniki has scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, Colorado, Colorado State, Connecticut, Fresno State, New Mexico, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, UTSA, and now Oklahoma State. He is being recruited by Houston, Kansas, Oregon, and Tulsa.

I'm guessing by the way he spoke, but I think the Cowboys offer was one he was seriously waiting on and he might take action in the form of a commitment pretty soon.

"It went very well," said Mwaniki or his OSU visit. "I liked everything and my mom liked everything. We went on tour of campus. We saw the facilities and had a chance to meet a lot of the staff. We saw the academic center. Like I said, there wasn't anything that I didn't feel was great. My mom was really happy to see everything there. Coach Hammer (safeties coach Dan Hammerschimidt) showed us around and coach Groce (assistant recruiting coordinator Mike Groce) and a few others."

Mwaniki is a safety who Guyer often sneaks down in the box to play a hybrid safety/linebacker similar to the Cowboys "star" linebacker. Last season, he also started dabbling at playing on offense at wide receiver. He has 120 career tackles with 64 last season. He also had 14 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks last season with one fumble recovery. He caught 18 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown.

"This season I will play some of both (offense and defense), actually I will play a lot of both," Mwaniki added.

Now the question is, does he want his recruiting to continue into his senior season or will he end it before Guyer kicks off the season against Mansfield Lake Ridge on Aug. 26.


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