Several hidden gems in ’09, Part V
One of the main reasons for Oklahoma State’s recent rise has been quality evaluation on the recruiting trail. Running back Kendall Hunter, a two-time All-American, was a hidden gem out of Tyler, Texas and 2010 Biletnikoff Award winner Justin Blackmon was an overlooked prospect out of Plainview High School in Ardmore.
Here’s a look back at OSU’s recruiting Class of 2009 with a detailed look at each recruit, their ranking when they arrived on campus and their production or potential in the two years since joining the program. (In an effort to keep this from being the longest blog known to man, I’ll break the class into several different blogs in the next few days)
Overall class rankings
Rivals ranking: #36
Scout ranking: #45
ESPN.com ranking: unranked
Dexter Pratt, running back
Rivals ranking: 4 stars
Scout ranking: 4 stars
Other offers: LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Nebraska and others
Impact on the program: Spent one redshirt season at OSU before transferring. Never made an impact.
Analysis: Definitely did not live up to the hype, and even if he had stayed in Stillwater it would have been tough to beat out Jeremy Smith or Joseph Randle for carries this fall.
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