Oklahoma State’s big recruiting weekend didn’t end on Sunday. After hosting a metric ton of prospects for their spring game, it appeared Oklahoma State would only lock up a commitment from one player, offensive lineman Bryce Bray. That changed last night, as ATH Jaelyn Nolan committed to Oklahoma State, following a visit to Stillwater. Nolan is the sixth player in the 21st ranked Cowboy class, and the second quarterback, along with Spencer Sanders.
Brownfield’s Jaelyn Nolan has verbally committed to play Football at OSU! Congratulations!!!
— 806/ SUPER TX HSSC (@806hssc) April 18, 2017
THE NOLAN FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Rank||Star Rating|
|Jaelyn Nolan||Brownfield, TX||ATH||55||⭐⭐⭐|
The verbal commitment of Nolan is a very interesting one, for a number of reasons. Firstly, he’s coming from Brownfield Texas, which, if you were unaware, is very close to Lubbock, and Texas Tech. Nolan committing to leaving the state for a conference foe is not a good sign for a Texas Tech program in need of playmakers like Nolan. He also passed on interest from Oklahoma, Houston, Kansas, SMU, and Texas.
Secondly, Gundy probably sees Nolan as something other than a quarterback at the next level. Nolan missed a good part of last season after and ACL tear sidelined him. but as a sophomore, Nolan threw for 1,311 yards and 11 touchdowns and added another 320 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. While he could make a serviceable QB, he lacks in arm strength and is generally seen as an athlete capable of playing several positions at the next level.
Nolan is a good get for coach Gundy and Co. He is the 55th ranked athlete in the 2018 class, and his commitment moves the Pokes class up to 21st in the country and third in the Big 12.