Oklahoma State’s latest commitment may sound familiar.
The Cowboys landed a verbal from Muenster (Texas) defensive end Kody Walterscheid on Monday.
GoPokes.com’s Robert Allen was the first to report the news. GoPokes.com reports Walterscheid was already committed, however, a month ago.
Oklahoma State defensive end Cole Walterscheid is Kody’s older brother.
The younger Walterscheid hasn’t garnered much attention on the recruiting trail. He’s a 3-star prospect, according to 247Sports.com. But he’s not ranked by any other major recruiting sites.
Walterscheid had an offer from North Texas, but he’ll try to follow in his brother’s footsteps at a major FBS program.
Here’s a look at where things stand for the 2019 class:
Where Oklahoma State’s class ranks
Oklahoma State ranks No. 36 nationally and No. 6 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports composite team rankings, as of Friday.
Grant Gunnell to visit during spring game
Houston St. Pius X quarterback Grant Gunnell is expected to visit campus for the Cowboys’ spring game. The touted 2019 prospect is the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the country, and the Cowboys are one of the front-runners to land the 4-star quarterback. It would be a huge feat for coach Mike Gundy to land Spencer Sanders this last recruiting cycle and then to grab Gunnell in the next class.
Daxton Hill commits to … the Under Armour All-America Football Game
Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington safety Daxton Hill made everyone’s heart drop on Thursday. Hill tweeted “Committed” with an edit of himself in a black and red uniform. The post was only to let fans know he’d participate in Under Armour’s All-America game. The Cowboys are still in the hunt for the elite in-state prospect.
— #DaxHill (@daxhill5) April 12, 2018
3-star tackle reports Cowboys offer
Oklahoma State extended an offer to Englewood (Colo.) tackle Michael Lynn earlier this week. Lynn is a 6-foot-7, 300-pound tackle. He has offers from Arizona State, Utah and Washington State, among others.
— Michael Lynn (@MichaelLynn77) April 10, 2018
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 81
- 5-star offers: 3
- 4-star offers: 43
- In-state recruits offered: 6
- Texas recruits offered: 47
- Louisiana recruits offered: 3
- Florida recruits offered: 4
- TE Grayson Boomer, 3 stars, Collinsville (Okla.)
- P Tom Hutton, 2 stars, ProKick Australia (Australia)
- CB Demarco Jones, 3 stars, Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
- DE Kody Walterscheid, 3 stars, Muenster (Texas)
5 top uncommitted targets
5-star S Daxton Hill, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington
Daxton Hill, the younger brother of Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill, is one of the best players in the 2019 class. The Cowboys will have a tough time landing the elite safety, who’s ranked the No. 27 overall prospect by 247Sports, but it should help Oklahoma State to have Justice Hill on its roster (as well as the commitment of Daxton Hill’s teammate, Demarco Jones). Oklahoma and Ohio State are also in the mix for Daxton Hill.
4-star QB Grant Gunnell, Houston St. Pius X
Grant Gunnell, a one-time Texas A&M commit, is the No. 53 overall prospect in the 2019 class. With 39 offers, Gunnell has every major program after his services. But Oklahoma State is the projected leader for the Houston quarterback, according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions. He’s listed as a pro-style quarterback, and he has the frame (6-6, 212 pounds) to develop into a special player.
4-star DE Marcus Hicks, Wichita (Kan.) Northwest
Marcus Hicks is one of the best prospects in Kansas — if not the best. He has a huge frame (6-5, 236 pounds), and would provide the Cowboys a boost along their defensive line. The athletic lineman listed Oklahoma State among his top-12 choices, which also includes Oklahoma, Kansas State and Texas from the Big 12.
4-star C Branson Bragg, Crandall (Texas)
The Cowboys made Branson Bragg’s top-10 list, but stealing the elite center prospect out of the state of Texas will be tough. The Longhorns seem to be the early front-runner for Bragg, according to 247Sports.com, which ranks him as the No. 3 center in the 2019 class and a composite 4-star prospect. He’d easily be one of the best offensive line commitments coach Mike Gundy has landed in years.
3-star DT Jayden Jernigan, Allen (Texas)
Jayden Jernigan, listed as the No. 32 defensive tackle in the 2019 class by 247Sports.com, has boasted an Oklahoma State offer for nearly a year. He seems to be trending in the right direction with the Cowboys as he is expected to make another visit to Stillwater in the near future. Defensive line depth will likely be a priority for Gundy this cycle. Jernigan is an underrated prospect with 16 offers, including Colorado, Oregon, Texas Tech and Washington.
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed:
- QB: 0/1
- RB: 0/1
- TE: 1/1
- WR: 0/2
- OL: 0/5
- DL: 1/5
- LB: 0/3
- CB: 1/3
- S: 0/3
- P: 1/1
Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma State commits by state/country:
- Oklahoma: 2 (Boomer and Jones)
- Texas: 1 (Walterscheid)
- Australia: 1 (Hutton)