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Cowboys Pick Up Another OL Commit in Woodard

The Cowboys picked up another commitment in Illinois high school offensive lineman Hunter Woodard. The offensive line is off to a good start with three commitments already for the 2018 class.

The hits just keep on coming for the Cowboys in the 2018 recruiting class and for new offensive line coach Josh Henson as they picked up another pledge for the offensive interior in Tuscola, Ill offensive lineman Hunter Woodard. The 6-5, 296 pound Woodard committed to the Cowboys over offers from Illinois, Minnesota, Syracuse, and Wyoming. 

Woodard posted his announcement on Twitter around 1 p.m. on Tuesday morning. 

"I'm extremely excited to announce my commitment to Oklahoma State!" That is the way the initial message read on @HunterWoodard18 and it was pointed to two recipients in @CoachGundy and @Coach_Henson

The longer message read, "After much thought and prayer, I have decided to commit to Oklahoma State University. I know that OSU will help me achieve both my academic and athletic goals all while helping me to become the very best version of me that I can be. Orange Power!

This had to come as a shock to in-state Illinois as Woodard had been offered by Illinois head coach Lovie Smith recently. 

Woodard visited Oklahoma State with his dad back on Friday, March 31, and was a witness to the Cowboys first major scrimmage of the spring and likely was impressed with what he saw as the offense had a good go in that scrimmage. 

Woodard is the seventh commitment for Oklahoma State in the 2018 recruiting class and he is the third offensive lineman to commit after Oklahoma State went without any high school offensive linemen committed in the 2017 class. All three of the 2018 offensive line commitments so far are high school players in Woodard; Tuttle, Okla., tackle Hunter Anthony; and Bixby, Okla., standout Bryce Bray, who committed on Saturday. 


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