• OSU football: Cowboys get commitment from LB Za’Carrius Green

    Cody Stavenhagen | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State got its eighth commitment of the 2015 class on Friday in Duncanville, Texas linebacker Za’Carrius Green, according to a report from GoPokes.com. Scout.com ranks Green as a three-star prospect. At 5 feet 11 inches and 190 pounds, Green could also play safety in college. Green was an all-district performer for Duncanville High School […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys get running back commitment

    John Helsley | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Oklahoma State opened its doors for fans –and recruits – to the Orange Blitz on Saturday. The blitz continued Sunday, with the Cowboys picking up a 2015 commitment from running back Ronald Jones, a four-star recruit from McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas. Jones, who attended Saturday’s practice/scrimmage, told GoPokes.com that after recently narrowing his list of schools to eight, OSU had emerged No. 1. “I knew because I felt the most at home there with my experience,” Jones told the website. “I had the best relations with the coaching staff up there. It was just the best of everything for me.” Jones, a 6-foot, 185-pound runner ranked as the nation’s No. 1 running back by Scout.

  • Report: Oklahoma State picks up OL commit Johnny Wilson

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from Midland (Texas) Christian offensive lineman Johnny Wilson on Thursday, as reported by Jay Fielder of OState-Illustrated. Wilson (6-foot-4, 290 pounds) is the second commitment for the 2015 class for the Cowboys, joining Norman North quarterback John Kolar. Wilson WATCH: Johnny Wilson highlights

  • Oklahoma State football: Norman North’s John Kolar feels comfortable with commitment

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    NORMAN — It’s been quite the whirlwind for Norman North quarterback John Kolar since Oct. 4. He’s gone from a wide receiver to starting quarterback and now to an Oklahoma State commitment, capping a crazy period for the 6-foot-4 passer. “It’s been unbelievable, to be honest,” Kolar said. “I’m just thankful the way everything has happened.” Kolar announced his commitment to the Cowboys on his Twitter page Wednesday morning, becoming the first verbal commitment for OSU in the 2015 recruiting class. “Just committed to play football at Oklahoma State University. Excited for the opportunities ahead,” the Scout.com three-star recruit tweeted. Kolar said the Cowboys’ current quarterback

  • Celebrating on Signing Day without a signing

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Deer Creek's Caden Sander is one of several players to turn down Division II scholarship offers. He planned to attend Oklahoma to study petroleum engineering, and then Sooners assistant coach Josh Heupel called with an invitation he couldn't refuse.

  • Oklahoma State Signing Day: First scholarship offer boosted Dylan Hardin's confidence

    By John Helsley, Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Dylan Harding wasn't sure this was possible. “I always kind of doubted myself up until I got my first offer,” Harding said. There were plenty more after that first one, but it didn't take long to make a decision once the right one came in for the Jenks safety. Wednesday, Harding officially signed with Oklahoma State after committing to the Cowboys in late July. He still spends plenty of time thinking about that first one, though. A couple weeks after the Trojans won the 2012 state championship, Harding was called into the office at school, where he was met by Tulsa assistant Denver Johnson. “I'm about to change your life,” Johnson told Harding before officially extending the offer.

  • National Signing Day: Jenks' Dylan Harding makes it official with Oklahoma State

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    JENKS — Dylan Harding wasn't sure this was possible. “I always kind of doubted myself up until I got my first offer,” Harding said. There were plenty more after that first one, but it didn't take long once the right one came in for the Jenks safety to make his decision. Wednesday, Harding officially signed with Oklahoma State after committing to the Cowboys in late July. He still spends plenty of time thinking about that first one, though. A couple weeks after the Trojans won the 2012 state championship, Harding was called into the office at school where he was met by Tulsa assistant Denver Johnson. “I'm about to change your life,” Johnson told Harding before officially extending the offer.

  • National Signing Day: OSU signee Chris Lacy expects to 'catch a lot of passes' in Cowboys offense

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    DESOTO, Texas — Chris Lacy was relieved to finally sign Wednesday morning with Oklahoma State, and now he's ready to get to work with the Cowboys. “It's the same offense we run here at DeSoto, so I'll fit right in and catch a lot of passes,” Lacy said. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound wide receiver committed to Oklahoma State in early August, choosing the Cowboys over offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Northwestern, among others. “I love it,” said Lacy's mother Karen. “He loves it. We like Stillwater, a small, college town and a family atmosphere. And of course, they like to throw the ball, so that's really important. They offer engineering and that's what he wants to do.

  • Oklahoma State football: Houston pipeline keeps producing

    By Gina Mizell | Published: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Kennen Brown and Chris Hardeman from Alief Taylor High School are the latest Houston products committed to the Cowboys who could become top stars.

  • OSU football recruiting: Offensive lineman Matthew Mucha stuck with Cowboys despite Joe Wickline's departure

    BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Loves the outdoors and loves football. That's the way Houston Clear Lake coach Sam Smith described offensive lineman Matthew Mucha. “He's kind of like an All-American kid,” Smith said. Seems like a fit for Stillwater, as Mucha is one of two offensive linemen planning to sign with Oklahoma State Wednesday. With a 6-6, 255-pound frame to go along with strength and athleticism, Mucha is projected to play tackle for the Cowboys. After multiple visits to campus and a strong performance at an OSU satellite camp near Houston, former offensive line coach Joe Wickline offered Mucha a scholarship. He fielded offers from more than 10 other schools, including Texas Tech, Central Florida and Utah. He

  • OSU football recruiting: Josh Mabin stuck with the school that stuck with him

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Josh Mabin committed to Oklahoma State because they stuck with him. After being the first school to offer Mabin a scholarship, Cowboys defensive coordinator Glen Spencer continued to recruit Mabin despite a knee injury. “A few years ago I had just finished half a season after a knee injury and he stuck with me,” Mabin said. “He didn't give up on me, he kept in touch with me for three years. I felt like Oklahoma State was the best fit for me academically and for football.” Overall, Mabin got 12 offers from Division I schools, but he told them once he committed to Oklahoma State that his decision was made. “It's a great program,” Mabin said. “That's a big reputation to uphold. I think I can

  • OSU football recruiting: Move to Dallas, rise in recruiting interest went hand-in-hand for Trey Carter

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Add Trey Carter to the list of Louisiana natives headed to Oklahoma State, albeit via Dallas, Texas. Carter moved to Dallas the summer before his senior year from Shreveport, La. The 6-foot-4 defensive end wasn't heavily recruited prior to the move to Dallas, but playing football for a big school in Dallas can be good for a big talent like Carter, who was an All-District selection in Shreveport. Carter stood out in Dallas, earning Co-Defensive MVP in his district and the offers started to roll in. Just two weeks after finishing his senior season at L.G. Pinkston High School, Carter committed to Oklahoma State. Carter arrived from Shreveport, La., right before the start of two-a-days for L.G. Pinkston's football squad.

  • Signing Day 2014: Jarrell Owens

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Hometown/school : Palestine, Texas Position : Defensive end Height, Weight , 6-3, 240 Stars (Rivals;Scout;ESPN) : 3;4;3 Twitter : @dreamchaser_903 Highlights : http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/861531/highlights/66228375 Article : Defensive end Jarrell Owens commits to...

  • Oklahoma State nabs another commitment in Texas prospect Jarrell Owens

    Published: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    Three-star defensive end Jarrell Owens of Palestine, Texas, announced his commitment to Oklahoma State on Twitter Sunday morning after decommitting from TCU. Owens (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) makes the switch after visiting Stillwater on Jan. 31. Owens hails from the same high school as former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson.

  • Oklahoma State football: Kirk Tucker falls into Cowboys' lap

    By Gina Mizell | Published: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Defensive standout from Tucker, Ga., wanted to go to Stanford, but a phone call changed his plans. And OSU will benefit.

  • Meet the mother behind Oklahoma State guard Stevie Clark and Douglass football standout Deondre Clark

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    The mother of the best basketball player and the best football player to come out of Oklahoma City the last two years has had a profile as high as her sons. But there's more to Dorshell Clark than meets the eye

  • OSU football recruiting: D'Nerius Antoine what Cowboys need to replace explosive returners?

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    D'Nerius Antoine accomplished a lot last season at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. “Naddy,” as head coach Brad Smiley calls him, earned first team National Junior College Athletics Association All-American honors. Antoine also was selected a first team defensive back to the All-Southwest team and a Region 14 All-Region selection. Add those to his accomplishments as a punt returner and it's easy to see why the Cowboys would look to sign Naddy. “First and foremost, he's a great kid with high character,” Smiley said. “He's the best player, defensive back, in this league.” A high character, high quality guy is exactly what OSU needed.

  • OSU football recruiting: One trip to Stillwater more than enough for Pearland's Justin Phillips

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    It only took one recruiting visit for Justin Phillips to know where he needed to be. As a junior in Pearland, Texas, the 6-foot linebacker roamed the campus of Oklahoma State and was ready to make a decision. "I don't think he could make a wrong choice with Oklahoma State," said Tony Heath, Phillips coach at Pearland. Heath thought Phillip would fit right in the Big 12. "I think he adapts to the Big 12 game, he can run he can cover or he can come and blitz or fill a gap." The Pearland Oilers allowed one touchdown in the weeks of the 2013 season. Anchored by Phillips, the defensive intesity continued throughout the season. The Oilers allowed just 60 yards rushing per game on their way to a 9-1 record.

  • OSU football recruiting: Defense will become a full-time job for high school quarterback Ramon Richards

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Ramon Richards kept a part-time job on the Brackenridge (Texas) football team: defensive back. He'll be shifting to full-time status at Oklahoma State. A talented prep quarterback, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Richards projects as a safety with the Cowboys, where his playmaking skills will be put in play in a different way. The mental adjustment should be smooth for Richards, who ranks in the top six percent of his class at Brackenridge – a Class 4A school in the San Antonio area – and had the likes of Harvard and Yale checking in on his interest in an Ivy League education. Richards appreciates the value of an education, too, after a concussion cut into his availability with the Mighty Eagles late in the season.

  • OSU football recruiting: Jeremiah Ledbetter's many moves put him square in Cowboys' sights

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Schools search far and wide for defensive tackles, with the possibilities at the position both limited and coveted. Jeremiah Ledbetter eased the search for Oklahoma State. A one-time resident of Orlando, Fla., Ledbetter moved onto Glenn Spencer's radar by moving to Gainesville, Ga., for his senior season of high school. Spencer, OSU's defensive coordinator, is a Georgia native who has made a habit of pulling quality players out of his home state. From there, Ledbetter moved even closer, spending two seasons at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas – one last checkpoint on his way to Stillwater. Hutch, long an area mined by the Cowboys, is also a junior college known well by OSU defensive tackles coach Joe Bob