Oklahoma State Lands 2020 JUCO Defensive End Commit

Zach Lancaster

STILLWATER -- Depth on the defensive line has been a concern for Oklahoma State this season, but things are starting to look better. Less than a month after a receiving an offer, Northwest Mississippi C.C. defensive end Tyren Irby has announced his commitment to Oklahoma State in the 2020 class.

Irby took to Twitter Monday morning to make the announcement. Prior to committing to Oklahoma State, Irby had also received offers from Coastal Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Western Kentucky, Liberty, UAB, Toledo, South Alabama, Troy and Louisiana Monroe.

Irby, a 6-3, 235-pound weak-side defensive end, makes Oklahoma State's 16th commitment in the 2020 class, just the second defensive line commit joining Denton Guyer's Grant Mahon and the first JUCO commit.

Irby has helped Northwest Mississippi C.C to a 6-1 record to start the season and is the fifth-leading tackler for the Rangers so far this season. Through seven games this season, he's recorded 25 total stops, nine solo and 16 assisted, with 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. He's also recorded four pass break ups, five quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.

He's played two seasons with Northwest Mississippi C.C., so he'll have three years in Stillwater should the coaches decide to redshirt him at some point.

Originally out of Walls, MS, Irby played his high school ball at 5A Lake Cormorant (MS) where he was a monster his senior season and helped lead Lake Cormorant to the Class 5A North Half title game. He recorded 63 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, eight passes defended, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Those numbers led him to a first team all-district selection. 

Out of high school, Irby wasn't ranked and various recruiting profiles don't show any offers. So, the choice to go the JUCO has definitely paid off for him as he's ranked as the No. 4 weak-side JUCO defensive end in the class. Overall, he's ranked as the No. 116 ranked JUCO prospect in the 2020 class and the No. 33 overall ranked JUCO prospect out of Mississippi in the class.