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Oklahoma State adds 27 on signing day

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm •  Published: February 5, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State, fresh off an appearance in the Cotton Bowl, pulled in a solid recruiting class Wednesday.

Among the top recruits: Tyreek Hill, an athlete from Garden City, Kan.; Gyasi Akem, a linebacker from Broken Arrow, Okla.; Keenen Brown, a wide receiver from Houston; Mason Rudolph, a quarterback from Rock Hill, S.C.

The group of 27 who signed national letters of intent includes three junior college players, two of whom are already enrolled, and 24 high school players, three of whom are already enrolled.

Sixteen players are slated for defense, 10 for offense and one is a punter. The most decorated position group is the defensive line, which includes three "four-star" prospects.

"It takes a group effort, and it gets better and better at Oklahoma State," coach Mike Gundy said. "We've won 50 games in five years. Our players believe in themselves. We have a great team concept."

Akem is one of four players from Oklahoma the Cowboys added.

"What's great about (Akem) is that he's right here in Oklahoma and he's one of the top linebackers in the state," defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. "He's very versatile and plays outside. He could have the size to play multiple positions like inside linebacker or outside linebacker. I had him in camp; he is an explosive young man."

Rudolph is a key addition now that quarterback Clint Chelf has exhausted his eligibility. LSU, Auburn, Louisville, Mississippi, Virginia and Virginia Tech were believed to have been interested in him.

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