It was a slow week for the Cowboys, who didn’t send any offers or pick up any commitments.
Not to worry, Oklahoma State’s 2019 class is still in good shape.
Yes, the Cowboys dropped six spots in the team recruiting rankings, but that has more to do with other teams increasing the size of their 2019 groups than anything.
Oklahoma State learned it likely won’t know until late September where Oklahoma City defensive end Collin Clay is headed. But that’s the extent of a slow news week for the Cowboys on the recruiting trail.
Here is where things stand for the 2019 class:
Where Oklahoma State’s class ranks
Oklahoma State’s 2019 class is No. 31 nationally and No. 4 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports composite team rankings.
The Cowboys dropped six spots from last week.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 105
- 5-star offers: 5
- 4-star offers: 42
- In-state recruits offered: 6
- Texas recruits offered: 55
- Missouri recruits offered: 6
- Louisiana recruits offered: 6
- Florida recruits offered: 4
- OT Cole Birmingham, 3 stars, Katy (Texas)
- TE Grayson Boomer, 4 stars, Collinsville (Okla.)
- QB Brendan Costello, 3 stars, San Clemente (Calif.)
- OLB Na’Drian Dizadare, not rated, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.)
- ATH Thomas Harper, 2 stars, Karns (Knoxville, Tenn.)
- DE Isreal Isuman-Hundley, 3 stars, Liberty Christian (Argyle, Texas)
- DT Jayden Jernigan, 3 stars, Allen (Texas)
- CB Demarco Jones, 3 stars, Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
- OT Joe Michalski, 3 stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.)
- OT Taylor Miterko, 3 stars, Carlsbad (N.M.)
- CB Xavier Player, 3 stars, Steele (Cibolo, Texas)
- DT Xavier Ross, 3 stars, Cedar Hill (Texas)
- DE Kody Walterscheid, 3 stars, Muenster (Texas)
- OT Preston Wilson, 3 stars, Argyle (Texas)
- P Tom Hutton, 2 stars, ProKick Australia (Australia)
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. He’s listed Oklahoma State as one of his top-6 choices. The Cowboys, however, will have a tough time landing the elite safety, who is ranked the No. 8 overall prospect by the 247Sports composite, over the likes of Alabama and Ohio State. Having Justice Hill on its roster, as well as the commitment of Daxton Hill’s high school teammate, Demarco Jones, should help Oklahoma State.
4-star WR Demariyon Houston, Oklahoma City Millwood
It would be a huge win for Oklahoma State to land arguably the best wide receiver prospect in Oklahoma for the second consecutive year. The Cowboys have been on Demariyon Houston since before his recruiting took off. That early offer could play in Oklahoma State’s favor, depending on how hard it pushes for the Oklahoma City product.
3-star DE Taurean Carter, Mansfield Legacy (Mansfield, Texas)
The Cowboys seem to be stockpiling defensive linemen this cycle, so why not target Taurean Carter? He is listed at 6-foot-3, 260 pounds. He’s one of the top defensive end prospects and Texas products in the 2019 class, and Oklahoma State should be a big player for Carter if he isn’t scared of competition. His other major offers include Texas Tech, Florida, Indiana and Michigan State.
3-star DT Enoch Jackson, Mansfield Legacy (Mansfield, Texas)
Could Carter and Enoch Jackson both team up in Stillwater, Okla.? It’s possible. Jackson listed Oklahoma State as one of his top-6 choices. The Cowboys face an uphill battle with Jackson’s apparent interest in the SEC’s Arkansas, Georgia and Ole Miss. But the Cowboys are doing a great job so far with landing 2019 defensive linemen.
3-star C Drake Nugent, Highlands Ranch (Littleton, Colo.)
Recent Stillwater, Okla., visitor Drake Nugent could be another big offensive line get for coach Josh Henson. Nugent seemed to enjoy his visit, but the 2-star prospect is also being courted by Arizona State, among nine total offers. Nugent stands at 6-foot-2, 260 pounds and is the No. 26 center in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He could be another under-the-radar gem for coach Mike Gundy.
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed:
- QB: 1/1
- RB: 0/1
- TE: 1/1
- WR: 0/2
- OL: 4/5
- DL: 4/5
- LB: 1/3
- CB: 3/3
- S: 0/3
- P: 1/1
Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma State commits by location:
- California: 1 (Costello)
- Oklahoma: 2 (Boomer and Jones)
- Kansas: 1 (Michalski)
- Louisiana: 1 (Dizadare)
- New Mexico: 1 (Miterko)
- Tennessee: 1 (Harper)
- Texas: 7 (Birmingham, Isuman-Hundley, Jernigan, Player, Ross, Walterscheid and Wilson)
- Australia: 1 (Hutton)