Recruiting: Youman A New Name At Tight End

Wilson Youman is a talented prospect out of St. Martinville, La., who has shot up to the top of Oklahoma State's tight end prospects. Now one of the reasons for that is that many of the Cowboys early prospects at that position have committed elsewhere. Youman is a 6-5, 245-pounder that plays both tight end and defensive end.

He has good speed at 4.8 in the 40-yard dash and a bench max of 300 pounds with a squat max of 440 pounds. He is also carrying a GPA of 3.0 and had a 17 on the ACT the first time he took it.

"We're 7-2 so far this season," Youman said of St. Martinville. "We've been playing good, and I would say I have been playing pretty good, but I don't know my statistics."

Youman's team won big, 30-10 over a solid Opelousas team last Friday and is preparing for the playoffs. He said he will wait to concentrate on recruiting until after his senior season is complete. He had offers this summer from Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech, but his dance card has grown.

"I'm hearing from LSU, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Tulane, Arkansas and Southern Miss," said Youman. "I have told Oklahoma State and Southern Miss that I will visit, but will wait to set the dates until after we're done playing. Right now I'm keeping all of my options open because I will wait on recruiting until after the season. I don't want anything to interfere with that."

A three-year starter, Youman says he likes both sides of the ball and is okay with playing offense or defense in college. He also claims to have no preference early on school.

"Not really," he said when asked if he had a childhood favorite college team. "I just like football overall."

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