OSU added a second offensive lineman to its 2015 recruiting class Monday.
Joshua Jones — a 6-foot-6, 271-pound offensive tackle from Bush High School in Richmond, Texas — announced Monday afternoon on Twitter his intention to play for the Cowboys next season.
Rivals and ESPN both rank Jones as a three-star prospect. He held more than a dozen scholarship offers, including Texas Tech and TCU.
Jones is OSU’s ninth commitment in its 2015 class. He will join fellow Texas offensive lineman Johnny Wilson (Midland Christian).
Jones plays for the same high school as former Cowboy offensive lineman Russell Okung and current defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.
Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects cannot sign national letters of intent until February 4.
HAUTAU, WREN IMPRESS AT FALL PRACTICE
OSU practiced for about two hours Monday inside the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility.
Defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements was asked post-practice about the development of senior junior-college transfers Ofa Hautau and Sam Wren.
Wren, a defensive end, played in every game and recorded 22 tackles last season. Hautau, a defensive tackle, appeared in 12 games with eight tackles and one sack.
“It’s tremendous, both with (Hautau) and Sam Wren,” Clements said. “A lot of times with the junior college players, they’re just trying to hang on that first year. You get a little bit of productivity out of them, but after they’ve been with the program for a year, you really see the level of play skyrocket a little bit. I think that’s the case with both of those guys.”