Saturday will be a big show on the Oklahoma State campus as the Cowboys basketball team will host top-ranked Kansas in the regular season finale. It's a tough ticket as the game is a sellout, but former Clemson cornerback Adrian Baker and his family and former Cal-Berkeley offensive tackle Aaron Cochran and his family will have tickets to the game. Those two fifth-year senior transfer candidates will experience and see a lot more this weekend as they both make official visits to Oklahoma State.
Cochran is a two-year starter that is 6-8, 350 pounds and made his decision to leave and look for another school after the most recent coaching change at California.
“I would like to start by personally thanking the previous coaching staff for recruiting me, giving me the opportunity to attend, and in May graduate from, the No. 1 public university in the nation,” Cochrane posted on Twitter.
“We thank Aaron Cochran for the contributions he made during his four years with the Cal football program and congratulate him for being on track to earn a Cal degree in May,” head coach Justin Wilcox said in a statement.
Cochran was an integral part of an offensive line that paved the way for a nationally ranked offense and numerous school records the past two seasons. In 2015, Cal set the single-season program marks for passing yardage (4,892), passing touchdowns (44), total offense (6,879) and total touchdowns (63).
No word on which other schools that Cochran is considering. There have been internet message board posts linking him to Michigan and Michigan State. Oklahoma State is the only official visit we know of at this time.
Baker suffered a knee injury, ACL tear, last spring on the verge of battling for major playing time heading into the 2016 season that finished with the Tigers winning the College Football Playoff National Championship Game over Alabama.
The 5-11, 180 pound corner, originally out of Hallandale (Chaminade-Madonna College Prep H.S.), Florida is supposedly looking at Miami, Fla., UCF, and USF, but his only two official visits lined up are Oklahoma State for the upcoming weekend and Texas Tech on March 10.