Late Thursday night Oklahoma State gained their first offensive line commitment in the 2018 class in Tuttle, Oklahoma offensive tackle prospect Hunter Anthony. Ironically, Anthony is from the same high school as the Oklahoma State offensive line coach recruiting him. Both Anthony and Cowboys offensive line coach Josh Henson are from Tuttle.
Last week Anthony was in Stillwater with his parents to meet with Henson in the Oklahoma State football offices and it was shortly after that visit that he was offered and he wasted no time in accepting.
"After talking to my family, friends, and coaches, I have decided to further my education and football career at Oklahoma State University," Anthony wrote on Twitter. "I couldn't have reached this point in my life without great coaches, family, and friends. I would also like to thank Coach Henson and Coach Gundy for this opportunity! Go Pokes!"
Anthony was a second-team All-State player last season in The Oklahoman and was first-team All Little City, except there is nothing little about Anthony, who is 6-7, 325 and is really athletic for his size and also has good strength at this stage of his development.
Anthony has been to Oklahoma State on several other occasions including last summer's linemen camp. He shares the same high school as the Pokes new offensive line coach as Henson was a standout linebacker at Tuttle back in the early '90s.
On Thursday, Oklahoma State also entertained a preferred walk-on prospect in Dixon Loeffler of Elkhorn, Neb. Loeffler was a two-way starter on the offensive and defensive line at South High School. He had 31 tackles and a sack on defense and played all season on the offensive line. Loeffler's father is an Oklahoma State alumnus and the 6-3, 265 pounder is an undersized talent.