Oklahoma State became San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Brendan Costello’s first major offer after the 2019 prospect impressed at a camp in Stillwater, Okla.
Costello could become the Cowboys’ focus at quarterback for this cycle, and the 6-foot-1, 185-pound standout seems to be a fan of Oklahoma State.
“It’s a great feeling, I’m really exited about the offer,” Costello told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins. “They came out to see me work out a week or so ago and I did pretty well.
“Coach [Mike] Yurcich invited me to come out and camp with them and said if I threw the same way I did when he was on campus, they would offer. So I was really motivated to have a good workout and it’s awesome how it all worked out.”
Costello is a 3-star prospect, according to 247Sports, and the No. 18-ranked dual-threat quarterback in 2019. He’s a name to watch out for in the coming months.
Where things stand for Oklahoma State’s 2019 class:
Where Oklahoma State’s class ranks
Oklahoma State’s 2019 class is No. 34 nationally and No. 6 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports composite team rankings.
- Oklahoma City Millwood wide receiver Demariyon Houston listed Oklahoma State in his top 7. Alabama, Auburn, Minnesota, Oregon, Ole Miss and Texas also made Houston’s list.
- Blue-chip defensive end Marcus Hicks snubbed Oklahoma State with a commitment to Oklahoma on Friday.
- Coppell (Texas) safety/wide receiver Jonathan McGill, a composite 3-star prospect, picked up an Oklahoma State offer. He also has offers from Stanford, Texas Tech and Washington State.
- Houston St. Pius X quarterback and long-time Oklahoma State target Grant Gunnell committed to Arizona. The Cowboys were considered the favorites at one point for Gunnell, but the quarterback changed course over the last few months.
- Sunnyvale (Texas) guard Marcus Alexander committed to Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Cowboys seemed to be high on Alexander’s list, but Alexander quickly jumped on his Sooners offer, which came in on May 25.
- Knoxville, Tenn., Karns athlete Thomas Harper reports an Oklahoma State offer. He is a 2-star composite prospect with offers from Austin Peay, Chattanooga, Navy and Eastern Kentucky.
- Cibolo (Texas) Steele cornerback Xavier Player picked up an Oklahoma State offer this week.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 100
- 5-star offers: 5
- 4-star offers: 42
- In-state recruits offered: 6
- Texas recruits offered: 52
- Missouri recruits offered: 6
- Louisiana recruits offered: 5
- Florida recruits offered: 4
- TE Grayson Boomer, 4 stars, Collinsville (Okla.)
- 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.)
- DT Xavier Ross, 3 stars, Cedar Hill (Texas)
- DE Kody Walterscheid, 3 stars, Muenster (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. 27 overall prospect by 247Sports. 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 Houston 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 6-3, 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 Jackson both team up in Stillwater, Okla.? It’s certainly 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 QB Brendan Costello, San Clemente (Calif.)
Oklahoma State has had some tough luck with 2019 quarterbacks. Brendan Costello could be the answer, however. He’s a prospect the coaches seem to like. He adds a dual-threat element, which seems to be a trend with recent Oklahoma State quarterback recruits. Costello could also open a few doors for the Cowboys out West.
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: 4/5
- LB: 0/3
- CB: 1/3
- S: 0/3
- P: 1/1
Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma State commits by location:
- Oklahoma: 2 (Boomer and Jones)
- Texas: 4 (Isuman-Hundley, Jernigan, Ross and Walterscheid)
- Australia: 1 (Hutton)