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

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1. OK State has big plans for Chuba Hubbard and J.D. King

Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich will have quite a few weapons to work with next season. Assuming running backs Chuba Hubbard and J.D. King do not redshirt in 2017, they will provide quite a bit of depth behind Hill in the backfield.

Coach Gundy mentioned during the press conference that when King went on his official visit to OK State he called his mom immediately after and said, “I am going to Oklahoma State”. The odds were against the Pokes to sign King since he is from Georgia.

Hubbard offers Olympic level speed for the Pokes. He is very similar to Hill in running style, but he is even faster, running a 10.5-second 100-yard dash. Hubbard did not get as many offers as he should have with his talent level because he is from Alberta in Canada. However, he still received offers from schools like Tennessee and Oregon, but still chose to go to Stillwater.

The best part about signing both King and Hubbard is the “thunder and lightning” type combination OK State gets. Hubbard is a lighting fast one-cut back while King is bigger and breaks tackles.