Pat Kinnison

Arkansas Prospects Are Off The Board

Oklahoma State is seeking to finish off its recruiting class after missing out on Arkansas prospects Montaric Brown (Arkansas) and Tre Norwood (Oklahoma).

As Oklahoma State and every other school heads into the final days on the road recruiting there are some situations that are clearing up and you can start in Arkansas where Montaric Brown. The talented safety prospect out of Ashdown, Arkansas has come back from his weekend official visit to Arkansas and confirmed his pledge to the Razorbacks and denounced all the other schools that were vying for his late attention including Oklahoma State.

Also, in Arkansas, OU, which was also trying to get involved with Brown, did land a cornerback as Tre Norwood, who was also looking at Oklahoma State, came home from a visit to Notre Dame last weekend and committed to OU. The 5-11, 168-pound Norwood had been committed to Louisville and de-committed a couple of weeks ago and visited Wake Forest, Notre Dame, and will now visit Oklahoma as he committed to the Sooners without visiting. Norwood is coached by Fort Smith Northside defensive coordinator Felix Curry, who is the father of Oklahoma State cornerback Darius Curry. 

Another cornerback prospect that Oklahoma State's shown up in connection with lately is Thibodeaux, La., corner Amik Robertson. The 5-9, 165-pound Robertson has visited Louisiana Tech (1/13), Houston (1/20), and is set to visit LSU (1/27). LSU just offered a week ago. He is still listing Oklahoma State but he is odds on to end up at LSU. Thibodeaux's colors are purple and gold and their uniforms are carbon copies of the LSU threads. It is most kids dream at Thibodeaux to go on to Baton Rouge. 

Oklahoma State is expected to bring in three visitors this weekend with the pair of Cowboy back commitments making their official visits. College of San Mateo bruiser Sione Finefeuiaki and the very athletic Tyler Henderson out of Kyle (Lehman), Texas coming in for their official visits.

Finefeuiaki is 6-0, 245 and could be a replacement for the bulldozer blocking of Zac Veatch and Henderson, who is 6-4, 220, could end up being a lot like graduated Blake Jarwin as he is similarly gifted skill-wise.

Also, coming in for his official visit is former Michigan State defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr., who is at Butler County C.C. right now and will have two years to play when he arrives.

A late offensive line prospect that is getting some attention is Clay Cordasco, originally from Maine. The 6-6, 310-pound sophomore, who has two years to play, was the right tackle this season for Los Angeles Valley Community College, which won the American Division Championship of California Community College Athletic Association going 11-0 and averaging 39.4 points a game offensively.

Cordasco is a hoss and on his Hudl tape is shown pancaking a bunch of smaller defensive ends but also shown caving in bigger defensive tackles inside. He has visited Idaho and is set to visit Oregon State with offers also from North Texas, Nevada, UMass, and New Mexico State.


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