Oklahoma State Football: What OL commit Hunter Anthony brings to the Cowboys

Head coach Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State football team landed a key commit for the 2018 recruiting class from offensive tackle Hunter Anthony.

The Oklahoma State football team landed their fourth commit for the 2018 recruiting class on March 2 with offensive lineman Hunter Anthony from Tuttle High School. Anthony ranked as the 13th best prospect in Oklahoma and the 62nd best offensive tackle prospect nationally. Considering the Cowboys only landed one commit on the offensive line in the 2017 recruiting class, adding depth there is huge.

OK State officially offered Anthony on March 2, the same day he announced his verbal commitment. He was being pursued by programs like the Oklahoma Sooners, Alabama Crimson Tide, Missouri Tigers, Iowa State Cyclones, and Kansas Jayhawks. However, KU was the only other program to offer Anthony beside OK State. Watch out for OU and Bama putting some pressure on Anthony to flip from OK State.

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With Anthony’s commitment, the 2018 OK State football recruiting class ranks no. 24 nationally and no. 3 in the Big 12, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. Even as a three-star commit, Anthony is the second-highest rated commit in the class. Four-star dual threat quarterback Spencer Sanders remains the highest-ranked commit in the 2018 class. Moreover, Sanders seems committed to the Cowboy football program, and felt that way for quite a while now.

Anthony is the first of 12 offensive tackles the Cowboys offered in the 2018 class that gave his commitment to OK State. The goal for the Cowboys at offensive tackle is to land four-star Northwest High School product, Darrell Simpson. Yet, OU and Texas A&M are the current favorites to land Simpson.

Another important target for the Cowboys is four-star offensive guard Barton Clement from Missouri City, TX.

Former four-star OK State commit Tramonda Moore could commit to the Cowboys for the second time since he was academically ineligible the first time around.

Looking at the future offensive line situation for the Pokes, Anthony could take over for rising senior Zachary Crabtree at right tackle.

Anthony has the ability to make an immediate impact with the Cowboys. At 6’7″ and 320 pounds, he has the size you need to succeed at the college level. Anthony’s motor never seems to stop, and he possesses above average strength, even at the college level. Consistent footwork and agility could be improved upon but head coach Mike Gundy should deliver on that.

You can view the entire 2018 football recruiting composite team rankings on 247Sports here. You can view the entire 2018 Big 12 composite team rankings on 247Sports here.