He's 6-4, 305 pounds, so Arlington Hambright has the natural size to play the position he will be asked to compete for at Oklahoma State. Hambright was a major reason and his pile driving blocking a big plus for Garden City Community College as the Broncs went unbeaten and won the 2016 NJCAA National Championship with a 25-22 win over Arizona Western in the El Toro Bowl.
Hambright is an athletic big guy with quick feet and he brings those physical skills to the table. When asked what his weakness was or what he needed to work on, he kept bringing up one name.
"I need to get in the weight room and make myself a better even more physical player, and I met Rob Glass on my visit and I spent a lot of time with him in the weight room talking about what I could do," Hambright said. "I can't wait to get to work with coach Glass and see how he can get me to improve."
Hambright signed his Letter of Intent this morning and will make his way from his home Ypsilanti, Mich., and head to Stillwater for the start of the spring semester. At some point he'll get a delivery from Garden City, his national championship ring.
"I'm sure it will find me," Hambright said. "It's special and we worked really hard to get it. Our head coach pushed us and told us if we would work every day, every game play as hard as we could that the national championship could happen."
He could have bragged about the win last week on his visit because one of the players from the losing side, Arizona Western linebacker Patrick Macon, was there and signed with Oklahoma State along with Hambright.
"He's a good player and I want him on my team," Hambright said. "He's somebody I want on my team. We are Cowboys now, so no, I wasn't going to trash talk. Go Pokes!"
Hambright may be able to compete right away. He is in good shape and Glass will help him add to his strength. He even reminds you with his body style of senior offensive tackle Victor Salako.