Three-star Allen (Texas) defensive tackle Jayden Jernigan has committed to Oklahoma State.
The 2019 lineman announced his decision Monday afternoon on Twitter. He chose the Cowboys over reported offers from Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oregon, SMU, Texas Tech and Washington, among others.
— Jayden Jernigan 🙏🏾 (@42_jernigan) May 14, 2018
“I want to thank God for putting people in my life to help me stay on the path you have created,” Jernigan wrote in his tweet. “I want to thank my parents, coaches, trainers, teammates, and mentors for being a [sic] influential purpose in my life. Also, I would like to thank every school that recruited me. I am a COWBOY.”
Allen is known for producing some of the top college prospects in the state of Texas. Jernigan will play on the opposite side of Bedlam from his high school teammates, wide receiver Theo Wease and guard E.J. Ndoma-Ogar, two blue-chip recruits who are heading to Oklahoma.
Jernigan is the No. 33-ranked defensive tackle in the country and the No. 65 overall prospect in Texas for 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings making him the second-highest rated prospect in Oklahoma State’s recruiting class. The Cowboys now have the No. 32 overall class in the country and the No. 6 class in the Big 12.