Cowboys Land Commitment From California JUCO Tight End Plus Updated 2021 Commitment List
STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State has landed the commitment from an interesting tight end prospect from American River College in Sacramento, California, he has announced via Twitter.
"First off, I would like to thank every coach who has given me the opportunity to continue my dream of playing Division 1 football. I would also like to thank my friends and family for pushing me to be the best me. With that being said, I would like to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Oklahoma State University!!! #GoPokes"
Austin Jarrard had a very good season for a freshman tight end hauling in 26 catches for 310 yards and 3 touchdowns in only 10 games.
Jarrard is also a very strong 6'4 230 pounds and when he gets in a weight program with Coach Glass, he could put on some very nice muscle, potentially bringing his talent to new heights.
The reason this commitment is an interesting one is because of what is happening in California sports due to COVID-19. All California sports have been pushed to the spring of 2021, meaning Jarrard would not be playing football again for at least another five months.
It is unsure whether Jarrard will be eligible to graduate this December or next summer. If it is this December, does he skip his sophomore season and enroll at Oklahoma State or does he stay to play out his season and enroll next summer?
Jarrard played in a fairy balanced offensive scheme, ending the season with the third most receiving yards for the Beavers.
Jarrard currently holds seven offers. East Carolina, Liberty, Texas Tech, UAB, UCF, and Western Kentucky were the other six schools battling for his commitment.
Jarrard is now the lone tight end commitment for the Cowboys in the class of 2021. He is the 13th commit for the 2021 class, the 7th on the offensive side of the ball. It is highly likely that he will remain the only commitment at the position for this recruiting cycle.
2021 Oklahoma State Football Commitment List (13)
* Robert Allen stars
***Jaden Bray, WR, 6-3, 192, Norman, Okla. - A basketball player most of his high school career, he returned to football last season as a junior and was a freak with 40 receptions for 936-yards and 11 touchdowns. His teammates say he is amazing.
***Raymond Gay, CB, 5-11, 172, Red Oak, Texas - Played mostly receiver last season with 38 receptions for 758-yards and nine touchdowns, but likes the idea of moving to cornerback, which is where Oklahoma State evaluated him to play. He will play some defense this season.
****Blaine Green, WR, 6-1 1/2, 205, Allen, Texas - Slightly bigger than his twin, Blaine had his bigger season as a sophomore with over 1,000-yards receiving. He has career numbers of 71 receptions for 1,255-yards and 13 touchdowns. Both were recruited by just about any school that you could name.
****Bryson Green, WR, 6-1, 200, Allen, Texas - Cowboys get the twins from Allen, Texas that are virtually identical in skill sets, stats, and enthusiasm. Bryson has career numbers of 65 catches for 966-yards and 11 touchdowns. He helped Allen to a 14-1 record and state championship as a sophomore starter.
***Austin Jarrad, TE, 6-4, 230, American River College (JC), Calf./El Dorado Hills (Oak Ridge), Calf. - Had 26 receptions for 310-yards and three touchdowns as a freshman. His spring football because of California postponing sports will be a real competitive JC season. He is the only junior college commit in the class so far.
****Aden Kelley, DT, 6-3, 285, Thomas-Fay-Custer, Okla. - He is rated a four-star on the 247 Composite. I don't need that verification. I can see it with my own two eyes. Plays both ways, but will be better on defense. He is a big explosive athlete.
***Jaden Nixon, RB, 5-10, 174, Frisco (Lone Star), Texas - Electric player that was way under recruited for a championship team. He was first-team All-District with 90 carries for 821-yards and 14 touchdowns along with 18 catches for 262-yards and a pair of touchdowns. He has times of 10.62 seconds in the 100-meters and 21.72-seconds in the 200-meters.
***Logan Nobles, OL, 6-6, 260, Jenks, Okla. - Recent commitment that Oklahoma State jumped in on and he grew up an Oklahoma State fan making it a match. Watch his tape from last season and you find good technique backed up with the kind of enthusiastic effort that will always make a good offensive lineman. He is very athletic for his size and the frame will fill out.
****Collin Oliver, DE/LB, 6-3, 220, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla. - Oliver plays for Santa Fe and plays very much like current Cowboys hybrid defensive front standout Trace Ford. He is athletic with a 6'2" high jump and a 21'0 1/2" in the long jump. He has 86 career tackles with eight tackles for loss and five sacks. He is a ball hawker with multiple fumbles caused and recovered along with an interception.
***John Paul Richardson, WR/Slot, 6-0, 180, Missouri City (Ridge Point), Texas - Richardson chose the Cowboys over TCU and Arkansas at the end. He ended up with a bunch of Power Five offers and all came in after he was offered by Oklahoma State. Last season he hauled in 38 receptions for 707-yards, and five touchdowns. He also ran for 191-yards on 24 carries and six touchdowns. He even threw for a score.
****Cam Smith, CB, 6-1, 170, Little Elm (Braswell), Texas - Another receiver that projects for the defensive side of the football. He is a two-sport athlete that runs the 200-meters and also jumps long jump and triple jump. His career receiving numbers for a career that already includes back-to-back All-District honors are 114 catches for 1,703-yards and 14 touchdowns.
***Makale Smith, CB, 6-0, 173, Midwest City, Okla. - A Midwest City Bomber that plays both ways as a receiver and corner also plays basketball. He chose Oklahoma State over Oregon State among others. He was picked out from tape evaluation by the Cowboys secondary coaches.
****Ty Williams, Saf., 6-1, 192, Muskogee, Okla. - A four-sport letterman (football, basketball, wrestling, and track) he starts at quarterback, which limits his defensive participation, but his sophomore season have five interceptions in 10 defensive snaps total. Last season he had nine interceptions playing defense a lot more and still accumulating over 3,000-yards of total offense. OSU beat a number of good schools that jumped on Williams late.