Recruiting: Cowboys Offer A Linebacker

One thing that has been hard for us to track is linebackers that Oklahoma State has offered. There are plenty of linebackers that have listed Oklahoma State as a school that has contacted him or that they are interested in but we haven't found any offers until now. Jonathan Yenga is a 6-1 1/2, 200-pound speedy backer at Euless (Trinity), Texas that is actually verbally committed to SMU.

"Oklahoma State just offered me," said Yenga. "I know they are a good school and that is impressive. I'm not going to do anything right now. I am going to wait and go through my senior season and then make a final decision after that."

To clarify, Yenga said he will stay committed to SMU and then after his season see how he stands and make a final decision at that time.

SMU has a heavy pull as the 17-year-old Yenga has watched his older brother Youri play linebacker for the Mustangs for the past four years. His 21-year-old brother is a senior at SMU this upcoming season. He says that has a limited impact as he will not play with his brother but it has an influence even though when he committed to SMU in April he said his brother had not tried to influence him.

"I knew he was going to stay away and let me think about it," the younger Yenga told the SMU Scout website. "He did a good thing. Even though Youri is leaving a legacy over there, I'm doing it for me. I decided to stay here because I wanted to stay close to my family and all that."

Yenga said he and his Trinity Trojan teammates have just started spring football and with Trinity being a Texas powerhouse there will be plenty of college coaches congregating in Euless over the next several weeks.

Yenga is also a good student who has scholarship offers from Duke and Tulsa, with Kansas, Stanford and Boise State also still recruiting him actively. Like we said that list is likely to grow.


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