STILLWATER — The roller coaster final weekend of summer recruiting before the dead period, which started today, continued as Oklahoma State saw one of their offensive line targets in Alex Conn of Derby, Kan. pledge to Nebraska. Conn, who is a 6-6, 280 pound mauler of an offensive tackle had visited the Cowboys officially on the weekend of June 13-15 when the Cowboys had a multitude of official and unofficial visitors including a large number of the commitments in their 2020 class. Conn seemed to be a strong possibility for the Cowboys but was measuring them against Nebraska where he went back for their Husker barbeque this past weekend and then announced officially at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24 that he was committed to Nebraska.
Where does that leave the Cowboys with offensive line recruiting? In very good shape as new offensive line coach Charlie Dickey has come in and established a good relationship with Ardmore Plainview standout Eli Russ. Russ has been committed to Oklahoma State since April 28, 2018. Russ has always said that Oklahoma State was the school that he always wanted to attend and the school and Stillwater fit him. Now, he has said that the offensive line coach Charlie Dickey also fits him well.
Dickey has offered a large number of players as did his predecessor Josh Henson. Dickey has gained commitments from Waco (Connally), Texas center and guard prospect Trent Pullen and on Saturday night Pullen’s teammate, cornerback Korie Black, a long-time Cowboy recruiting wish list player made his commitment to the Pokes.
More recently, Dickey picked up a pledge from Scottsdale (Notre Dame Prep), Ariz., offensive line prospect Cade Bennett. Bennett is a really talented prospect that his a high motor and big work ethic. Watching him on video will give you confidence that Dickey is on the right track.
The Cowboys have offered 20 tackle prospects with two committing to Oklahoma State (Russ and Bennett) and two each to Nebraska and Oklahoma, one each to Notre Dame, Washington, Arkansas, Duke, Auburn, Alabama, and Iowa State leaving seven still looking. They have
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