With all the youth at corner and at least three seniors involved at the position this season, Oklahoma State will be looking for cornerbacks to add to the 2018 recruiting class and one of the top JC cornerback prospects made an unofficial visit to Stillwater.
One of the top junior college cornerbacks in the junior college ranks, Delrick Abrams of Independence C.C. in the Jayhawk League in Kansas was in Stillwater on Thursday to check out the Cowboys. Abrams had 30 tackles, 17 unassisted last season as a freshman coming out of tiny Varnado, La., a Class A school in the Bayou State. He also had three interceptions along with three tackles for loss. He is a good size corner and that is a huge part of his attraction.
"I am 6-3 1/2, almost 6-4," Abrams told Otis Kirk of the Arkansas Scout site after Independence had their spring game a week ago. Arkansas was there to watch him in the spring game, but Oklahoma State is in the thick of his recruitment and he also has offers from Colorado, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, UCLA, and West Virginia, who also offered after the spring game. Former Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline was hitting the junior colleges hard and was also at NEO and offered several of their players including star linebacker prospect Lamontre Huval.
Another reason for the excitement over Abrams is his attitude and determination to keep improving.
"I think I learned my technique, my plays better," Abrams said of his spring practice to the Arkansas Scout site. "I can make better plays on the field. Going against good receivers every day has made it competitive. I had to work my hardest and I feel like this is my best spring."
Abrams was in Stillwater with a teammate and his girlfriend. An added assist for Oklahoma State in recruiting Abrams could be the number of Louisiana players (players from "the Boot") that are in Stillwater.
Abrams weigh in at around 180 pounds and runs a 4.51 in the forty, a 4.28 in the 5-10-5 shuttle, has a 36-inch vertical, and a 225 lbs. bench press max with a 315 lbs. max on the squat. He would be eligible to sign in December and be at his four-year school choice for the spring semester.