Look out, Big 12. The Cowboys are loading up. Already a favorite to win the conference this year, Oklahoma State has picked up two big-time grad transfers in as many days to shore up any question marks this team has. Yesterday, Clemson corner Adrian Baker committed to the Pokes, and now Cal offensive lineman Aaron Cochran has done the same.
Glad to say that I'll be continuing my collegiate football career at Oklahoma State University! #GoPokes
— Aaron Cochran (@Cochran_Aaron) April 12, 2017
It is another huge pickup for Oklahoma State. Like Baker, Cochran has starting experience. After redshirting his freshman year in 2013, he played in five games in 2014 and had been a major part of Cal’s rotation ever since. In 2015, he played in 12 games and earned six starts as a redshirt sophomore. His production continued into 2016 too, where he started in 10 games. As a grad transfer he will be eligible to play right away.
One of the few question marks for this Oklahoma State team was how are they going to replace left tackle Victor Salako. It looks like coach Mike Gundy has found his answer.
I’ve said this before, and I will say it again. 2017 could be a very special year for the Cowboys, and it’s clear guys are buying in.
“I loved the environment, loved the school. I like what’s going on there. I want to be a part of it,” Cochran told ESPN.