2017 WR Tylan Wallace (Student Sports)

Closer Look at the Oklahoma State Cowboys' 2017 Recruiting Class Entering the Fall

With the 2016 football season looming, Scout and GoPokes.com take a look at the Oklahoma State Cowboys' 2017 recruiting class ...

Oklahoma State 2017 Commitments

  • Tylan Wallace, WR, Fort Worth (Texas) South Hills -- No. 158 overall in Scout 300
  • Brendon Evers, DT, Bixby (Okla.) -- No. 30 defensive tackle nationally
  • Brendan Vaughn, OLB, Forney (Texas) -- No. 36 outside linebacker nationally
  • Dan Moore Jr., OG, Beaumont (Texas) West Brook -- No. 37 offensive guard nationally
  • Chuba Hubbard, RB, Sherwood Park (AB, Canada) Bev Facey Community School -- No. 44 running back nationally (U.S.)
  • Jelani Woods, QB, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove -- No. 44 quarterback nationally
  • J.D. King, RB, Fitzgerald (Ga.) -- No. 50 running back nationally
  • Shamond Greenwood, WR, Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial -- No. 52 receiver nationally
  • Nelson Mbanasor, DE, Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson -- No. 59 defensive end nationally
  • LaMarcus Morton, CB, Gilmer (Texas) -- No. 63 cornerback nationally
  • Tracin Wallace, ATH, Fort Worth (Texas) South Hills -- No. 66 athlete nationally
  • Tyon Merchant, CB, College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated -- No. 93 cornerback nationally
  • Spencer Misko, DE, Keller (Texas) -- three-star (expected to play tight end at Oklahoma State)
  • Brock Martin, DE, Oologah-Talala (Okla.) -- three-star
  • Thabo Mwaniki, ATH, Denton (Texas) Guyer
  • Braydon Johnson, WR, Arlington (Texas) Bowie
  • Kris McCune, CB/S, Dallas Christian School
  • Derek Kerstetter, OG, San Antonio Reagan


The Headliner -- Tylan Wallace, WR, Fort Worth (Texas) South Hills

Without a doubt, Tylan Wallace is Oklahoma State's most-heralded recruit so far in the 2017 recruiting cycle at No. 158 overall in the Scout 300.

He and his twin brother, Tracin Wallace, are standouts for South Hills High School in Fort Worth and expect to assemble a huge season this fall as a great Class 5A pass-catch combo. The two players were devastating as sophomores two years ago, but Tracin, the quarterback, suffered a season-ending knee injury at the beginning of 2015 and missed their junior season.

Even without his twin brother tossing him passes last season, Tylan Wallace posted huge numbers as he caught 59 balls for 1,439 yards and 20 touchdowns on an eye-opening 24.4 yards per reception. He also averaged 12.3 yards per carry as he gained 172 yards on the ground and scored twice, giving him 1,611 yards from scrimmage and 22 offensive touchdowns.

Wallace is a big-play threat as a catch-and-run artist underneath or as a vertical downfield threat from the outside. He can move around the formation at different receiver spots and produce from them all. He also possesses the traits to suggest he could contribute early on special teams.

Wallace enters the season with these career numbers: 124 catches, 2,827 yards, 36 TD grabs (22.8 yards per reception), 412 rushing yards and five TD's (that gives him 3,239 yards from scrimmage and 41 offensive TD's in his first three varsity seasons).


Known Commodity -- Brendon Evers, DT, Bixby (Okla.)

For this category, what you're looking for is a solid, what-you-see-is-what-you-get, likely contributor at the next level. In-state defensive tackle Brendon Evers from Bixby High School fits that description.

Evers is Scout's No. 1 defensive tackle in Oklahoma for the 2017 class and he's been committed since March to the Pokes. The 6-foot-2, 280-pounder is No. 7 in the recently-released Oklahoma Top 25 as well.

Evers has played multiple roles along Bixby's primarily odd front. In college, he'll reside inside, where he projects best thanks to his quick get-off and physical nature at the point of attack. He uses his hands well and regularly disengages to make plays against the run.


Commit I Want to See -- Shamond Greenwood, WR, Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial

The obvious choice here is Tylan Wallace, but Shamond Greenwood is a really good receiver in his own right and I hope to see him this fall in game action. Greenwood is a big outside receiver who measures an impressive 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. On top of that size, Greenwood has a 4.41-second laser-timed 40 under his belt from March at The Opening Dallas. That is a scary size/speed combination for a high school receiver.

Scout ranks Greenwood at No. 14 among the receivers in the Lone Star State, which is absolutely loaded at the position in the 2017 cycle. Greenwood could become a rankings-riser, especially considering that he's already moved up a significant number of spots in the Texas Hot 100, which was released last week. Greenwood's new ranking on that list is No. 56, making him the highest-rated three-star player, regardless of position, in Texas.

As a junior in 2015, Greenwood caught 59 passes for 821 yards and nine touchdowns. His quarterback, Kamron Fields, accumulated double-digit FBS offers, including four P5 offers, before announcing earlier in the summer that he would pursue baseball in college (Fields committed in July to Texas baseball). Greenwood had his first varsity action as a sophomore, when he caught 14 passes for 201 yards and four scores. In his first two varsity seasons, Greenwood snagged 73 passes for 1,022 yards and 13 TD's.

Because of his physical attributes, Greenwood is a high-ceiling prospect with a ton of potential.

Not many schools in the country have a receiver commit duo as good as Tylan Wallace and Shamond Greenwood, two players we expect to have monstrous senior campaigns. Those two guys should have Pokes fans fired up for the future.


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