Oklahoma State's recruiting class is practically full, with 25 commitments about a month before Signing Day.
But the Cowboys are still in the mix for two players who recently participated in two of the major high school All-America games in four-star linebacker Kenny Young and three-star cornerback Jermaine Roberts.
Young, a product of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis, told Rivals at the U.S. Army All-America game that OSU is one of his five finalists. That group also includes LSU, Miami, Texas A&M and UCLA. He plans to take official visits to all of those schools except LSU.
When asked about the first thing that comes to mind when he thinks about OSU, Young said “the love there” and added he likely won't make his commitment public until Signing Day.
The Cowboys have already signed three-star linebacker Devante Averette of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa and have commitments from four-star prospect Gyasi Akem of Broken Arrow, three-star prospects Josh Mabin of Spring (Texas) Klein Oak and Justin Phillips of Pearland (Texas) Pearland and unranked junior college transfer D'Nerius Antoine of Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.
Roberts, a Texas commitment from New Orleans St. Augustine, told Rivals at the Under Armour All-America game that he plans to set up a visit to OSU. He also plans to visit Ohio State.
“At Oklahoma State, I'm real cool with some of the defensive coaches,” Roberts said. “I've never visited, so I want to see it.”
Roberts admitted the coaching transition in Austin is what led him to explore his options. Those comments, however, came before Texas hired Louisville's Charlie Strong.
OSU has commitments from three defensive backs in three-star prospects Chris Hardeman of Houston Alief Taylor and Juwan Offray of New Orleans Edna Karr and two-star prospect Dylan Harding of Jenks. “Athletes” Trevion Roberts of Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower and Ramon Richards of San Antonio (Texas) Brackenridge are also expected to play on defense.
OSU defensive tackle Calvin Barnett on Glenn Spencer's first season as defensive coordinator: “This is one coach that I've played for who will not let us just have an OK practice. We don't really take any days off, when it comes down to it. Whatever we do, we're gonna do it full speed. If we have a walk-through, it better not be a lackadaisical walk-through. You better walk to your spot and let everybody know you know your job and things like that. That's what really made the difference this year.”