Every recruiting class usually needs a quarterback in it. That is the way that Oklahoma State seems to look at it. It is time to start surveying the candidates in the 2019 class and one with lots of talent and promise Max Duggan was on the OSU campus for a spotlight camp.
Going back through and picking up on some of our interviews that we stocked up during camp season and with the Cowboys quarterback room stacked about as perfect as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and head coach Mike Gundy could ever ask for with candidates like Keondre Wudtee and John Kolar waiting for Mason Rudolph to finish up this season, Jelani Woods likely to red-shirt, and the ultra talented Spencer Sanders on his way after one more fall of leading Denton Ryan toward a state championship, the next step is a quarterback in the class of 2019. "The Show" camp last week spotlighted quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs. One of the 2019 prospects in Stillwater for the event was Max Duggan on Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The near 6-2, 173 pound Duggan is seeing his recruiting blow up this late spring and summer.
"Yeah, I've got a couple of offers lately," Duggan said. "It's really an honor to get these scholarship offers and to have a coach show he believes in you as a person and player and wants you to play for him."
Not just any offers either as the junior to be this season now has offers from North Carolina and former OSU offensive coordinator Larry Fedora, Penn State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Those are some excellent offers.
Duggan has earned the attention as he is a three-year-starter that will finish as a four-year starter in high school. He throws a good ball and it was easy to notice last Tuesday that accuracy and a quick release are big positives in his abilities. His freshman season he completed 122-of-199 passing for 1,389-yards with 12 touchdown passes and just one interception. He also rushed for 359-yards and four more touchdowns. Last season he completed 108-of-174 passing for 1,651-yards and ran 114 times for 592-yards and 14 touchdowns. He ran a 4.62 in the forty during the camp at Oklahoma State. It was his first time in Stillwater and on the Cowboys campus.
"I really enjoyed it the first time down here and get to establish a relationship with the coaches. The facilities are great. I really liked the family atmosphere that they have at this place."
Duggan will be getting more offers and it will be interesting when and if Yurcich jumps in the pursuit of the Iowan, who said distance is not a big factor in his college decision.