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, ran for 2,406 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior a year ago, averaging 9.9 yards per carry. He’s a four-star rated recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com, rated as the No. 2 and 10 running back, respectively, by those recruiting services.
Jones held scholarship offers from a long list of schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, USC, Texas A&M and more. He brings OSU’s commitment list to three, joining Norman North quarterback John Kolar and Midland, Texas, offensive tackle Johnny Wilson.
GUNDY WON’T PULL BACK
J.W. Walsh sits firmly entrenched atop the quarterback depth chart entering the final week of spring drills.
With backups Daxx Garman and Mason Rudolph yet to attempt a collegiate pass in a game, would OSU coaches consider limiting Walsh’s aggressiveness as a runner, considering the higher risk of injury?
“You just have to play,” said Mike Gundy, pointing out that the Cowboys must play to the individual strengths of their quarterbacks. “We can’t restrict what we have based on what could happen.
“We have to go play the game. We have to do everything we can possible to be successful in each game we play in. It would make me feel better at night, but we can’t do anything about it.”