Oklahoma State continued enjoying the run of commitments created in part from a strong attendance this weekend for their annual Orange Blitz in recruiting as part of the spring football game weekend. Brownfield, Texas athlete Jaelyn Nolan committed to the Cowboys on Monday afternoon.
One of the top athletes in the state of Texas in Jaelyn Nolan committed to Oklahoma State on Monday. The 6-2, 185 pound Nolan has been a standout dual-threat quarterback at Brownfield, Texas but missed much of last season after suffering an ACL tear in the right knee. He is also a slam dunking guard in basketball and a major talent in track, but was just cleared from his knee rehab and told Scout and Go Pokes he is working toward football. He called Oklahoma State Monday late afternoon to tell them and he also called his Grandma.
"Yes sir, I've committed to Oklahoma State," said when asked what his recruiting status currently was. "I just felt of the schools recruiting me they were the one I liked."
Nolan visited Oklahoma State a couple of times including this past weekend when the Cowboys staff hosted over 100 prospects for their Orange Blitz Day as part of the spring football game.
"I just wanted to make it official because they are the school I like," Nolan continued. "I told Grandma and she was good with it. She knew I liked OSU and she said that was all right with her."
The knee injury may have discouraged some schools from recruiting Nolan, but he said he had scholarship offers from Texas Tech, OU, and Houston in addition to Oklahoma State and some others.
In his sophomore season he completed 97-of-159 passing before the injury for 1,311-yards with 11 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. He rushed 52 times for 320-yards and three touchdowns.
Nolan's freshman season was off the chart with 2,544-yards passing with 27 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions and he rushed 163 times for 1,025-yards and 19 touchdowns. He also returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns showing off his speed and athletic ability.
Nolan said he knows that he could wind up playing somewhere besides quarterback and is okay with it. His athletic ability gives him opportunities at several positions on both sides of the football and also lots of special teams duty, particularly in the return game.