Oklahoma State Football Recruiting: Takeaways from Gundy’s Press Conference

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Oklahoma State football head coach Mike Gundy looked confident in his 22 player 2017 recruiting class following a quiet National Signing Day.

With the 2017 National Signing Day all but wrapped up at this point, it’s time to look at how each player in the recruiting class fits in with the Oklahoma State football program. It was standard operating procedure for the Cowboys’ 2017 class. The Pokes finished with a class of 22 players, including two four-star recruits.

Head coach Mike Gundy took part in his post-National Signing Day Press Conference, as usual, after all of the Letter of Intents were collected for the day. Altogether, it’s a good looking class by OK State standards. They were able to beef up on all levels on defense and added quite a bit of depth to running back and wide receiver.

OK State now has an embarrassment of riches at receiver after signing four-stars Tylan Wallace and Shamond LC Greenwood. That adds to an already great roster of receivers that could very well be the best in the nation entering the 2017 season.

Gundy was satisfied with the class the Pokes had at hand, and not landing any additional players today. If nothing else, at least the Cowboys didn’t lose any commits today. Moreover, the Pokes filled some immediate needs by bringing in a few ready to play JUCO transfers. However, it was not a very exciting National Signing Day for OK State fans.

The entire month of January did not have a whole lot going on in Stillwater on the recruiting trail. It was a largely silent month for the Pokes while other Big 12 programs like Texas, Baylor, and TCU really hit the recruiting trail hard. Yet, this is still nothing out of the ordinary for a Gundy coached team.

It will be hard to tell how good this class will actually be until the end of the 2017 season. For example, Freshman All-American running back Justice Hill could very well be the best running back in the Big 12 in 2017. Yet, he was just a three-star recruit in the 2016 class.

Now, let’s take a look at the three biggest takeaways from head coach Mike Gundy’s post-National Signing Day Press Conference.