Cowboys Add 24 Players In 2012 Signing Class
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State University football team added a handful of new names to the roster as 24 student-athletes signed national letters of intent.
"We've got a great recruiting class. Our administrative and recruiting staff did very well in bringing this group in," said OSU head coach Mike Gundy. "This class is really balanced and we look forward to getting everybody in here."
The list of signees includes five Oklahomans as well as newcomers from Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California.
The Oklahoma natives include Calvin Barnett from Tulsa Washington who comes to the Cowboys from Navarro Community College, Wagoner's Kevin Peterson, Stillwater's Jesse Vester, Madill's Caleb Muncreif and Broken Arrow's Zac Veatch.
The Cowboys also got two late signing day additions in four star recruit Seth Jacobs and Austin Hays. Jacobs decided late Wednesday night to go with OSU over Arkansas and Colorado.
"We've had a lot of good fortune with Oklahoma players in recent years," said Gundy. "This group should fall right in line with that."
The Cowboys added four members to the football squad at mid-year with the arrival of junior college players Blake Jackson (tight end) and Barnett (defensive tackle), along with high school enrollees Wes Lunt (quarterback) and linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga.
"There's a lot of talent in this class," Gundy said. "The guys who work hard and are dedicated to Oklahoma State every day are the ones who will give you a great opportunity to have success."
The Cowboys begin spring practice Wednesday, March 7 and will wrap it up with the annual Spring game on April 16.
2012 Oklahoma State Signing Class
Calvin Barnett* DT 6-3 290 Tulsa, OK (Washington/Navarro CC) Second-team junior college All-America defensive tackle.
Greg Brantley OL 6-6 310 Carthage,TX (Carthage) Interesting prospect on the O-line with long arms, ideal frame.
Trace Clark DE 6-4 245 Wichita, KS (Collegiate School) Ranked as the No. 1 defensive player in Kansas by Rivals.com.
C.J. Curry WR 6-2 185 Flowery Branch, GA (Flowery Branch) An elite receiver in the state of Georgia.
Eric Davis DE 6-3 250 Tyler, TX (John Tyler) District defensive lineman of the year while playing defensive tackle.
Chris Grisbhy OL 6-5 315 Clute, TX (Brazoswood/Blinn CC) A top-50 junior college recruit nationally. Former teammate of OSU LB Alex Elkins.
Seth Hays WR 6-2 170, Reagan High School, San Antonio Texas
Victor Irokansi DE 6-3 240 Pflugerville, TX (Hendrickson) A top-30 defensive line prospect by Texas Football Magazine.
Seth Jacobs LB 6-2 215, Arroyo Grande High School, California. Four star recruit by Rivals.com
Blake Jackson* TE 6-4 235 Gilbert, AZ (Gilbert/Scottsdale CC) Held scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Georgia, Miami, Arkansas, among others.
Ashton Lampkin DB 5-11 175 Arlington, TX (Dunbar) Held scholarship offers from Arizona St. ,Missouri and Texas A&M, among others.
Paul Lewis OL 6-3 290 Houston, TX (Galena Park North Shore) An intelligent offensive line prospect who plans to major in biochemistry.
Wes Lunt* QB 6-5 205 Rochester, IL (Rochester) The top QB in Illinois was the state player of the year.
Caleb Muncrief RB 5-8 180 Madill, OK (Madill) Averaged 8.4 yards per carry his last two years.
Emmanuel Ogbah DE 6-4 240 Houston, TX (George Bush) Finalist for Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year.
Kevin Peterson DB 5-11 170 Wagoner, OK (Wagoner) Tulsa World player of the Year. State sprint champ in the 100 and 200 meters.
Dominic Ramacher Ath 6-3 230 Denton, TX (Guyer) OSU's highest-rated recruit by ESPNU. Versatile player who excelled at TE and LB.
Jhajuan Seales WR 6-2 180 Port Arthur, TX (Memorial) Late bloomer who averaged 22.4 yards per catch as a senior.
Brandon Sheperd WR 6-1 195 Creve Coeur, MO (Parkway Central) A SuperPrep All-American who was one of the best players in St. Louis area.
Jeremiah Tshimanga* LB 6-2 230 North Richland Hills, TX (Richland) Held offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Stanford and Michigan, among others.
Zac Veatch TE/OL 6-4 255 Broken Arrow, OK (Broken Arrow) Versatile prospect who was a top-10 player in the state of Oklahoma.
Jesse Vester Ath 5-10 180 Stillwater, OK (Stillwater) All-state return man took off as a senior, lifted his team to a new level.
Blake Webb WR 5-11 190 The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands) Speed player formed in a similar mold as former OSU receiver Josh Cooper.
Michael Wilson OL 6-6 275 Aledo, TX (Aledo) Won three state titles, member of the Texas Football Magazine Super Team.
*Enrolled in January and attending class at OSU