Feb. 5, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. – Head football coach Mike Gundy has announced that 27 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football at Oklahoma State.
The latest group of Cowboys includes three junior college players, two of which are already enrolled and attending school at Oklahoma State, and 24 high school players, three of which are already enrolled as well.
There are seven states represented in the class, with 14 players from Texas, four from Oklahoma, four from Louisiana, two from Georgia and one each from Missouri, South Carolina and Michigan. Ten of the signees have been designated as “four-star” talents by at least one of the major recruiting services and all received at least a “three-star” rating.
“I think that this is a terrific recruiting class,” Gundy said. “There's a number of people - our recruiting office, academics, strength and conditioning, equipment room, video, administration - there's a number of people that contributed to a terrific class.
“It takes a group effort, and it gets better and better at Oklahoma State. We have a tremendous product to sell. We have beautiful facilities. We're a winning program. We've won 50 games in five years. Our players believe in themselves. We have a great team concept.”
There was an emphasis on the defensive side of the ball in the 2014 class, with 16 players slated for defense, 10 for offense and one as a punter. Of the 16 defensive signees, six are expected to play defensive back, five linebacker and five on the defensive line. The offensive signees include three receivers, two running backs, two linemen, a quarterback, a tight end and an athlete who is expected to play running back or receiver.
The most decorated position group is the defensive line, which includes three “four-star” prospects.