The Oklahoma State football program takes the field at Boone Pickens Stadium for the first time in 2017 on April 17 for the Orange/Black Game.
The Oklahoma State football team prepares for their last two weeks of Spring Practice before the Spring Game at Boone Pickens Stadium on April 15. Things are rather quiet on the recruiting trail and in practice right now. There’s a few things to watch for concerning OK State’s status ahead of the actual Orange/Black Game.
Most importantly, the quarterback situation behind rising senior Mason Rudolph seems to be taking shape. Cowboy fans get a good look at the progress of freshman and former three-star recruit Keondre Wudtee, rising junior Taylor Cornelius, and former four-star recruit John Kolar. Three-star recruit Jelani Woods, an early enrollee from the 2017 recruiting class, is also expected to get a few looks during the Spring Game.
Another storyline to watch is also another competition for a backup spot on offense. Freshman All-American Justice Hill needs a backup after Chris Carson left for a potential NFL career after the 2016 season. Carson and Hill formed one of the better one-two punches in the Big 12 last season. Two potential names to watch are the pair of three-star recruits in the 2017 recruiting class, J.D King and Chuba Hubbard. Rising junior Jeff Carr could also step up as he is the most experienced back outside of Hill on the roster. However, Carr only has 227 yards rushing and two touchdowns in his career while also seeing his workload decrease last season.
Progression from the defense is something every Cowboy football fan should watch on April 15 as well. The departure of players like cornerback Ashton Lampkin, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, and safety Jordan Sterns left many holes to fill. Two names to look out for on defense in the Spring Game are JUCO transfer and early enrollee linebacker Patrick Macon, and rising sophomore cornerback Madre Harper.
Look out for the recruiting trail to heat up within the next few weeks for head coach Mike Gundy and the Cowboy football program. The Spring Game is a big draw for recruits to see the status of the football program before things calm down ahead of Fall Camp. OK State has four players currently committed in the 2018 recruiting class.
The Spring Game starts at 1 p.m. CT at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, April 15. It’s good to be close to the Cowboy football team suiting up one more time before a five month break before the season opener against Tulsa in September.