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3-Star Center Tyrese Williams Commits To Oklahoma State

Don’t look now, but Oklahoma State has the top-ranked recruiting class to the Big 12 and they just added another commitment.

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Don’t look now, but Oklahoma State is very quietly putting together a very nice 2018 class. They added commitments from Bryce Bray, Jaelyn Nolan, Hunter Woodard, and Tyler Lacy last month, and they’ve started May off on fire, landing commitments from CJ Moore and now Tyrese Williams. The class average, 0.8634, may leave something to be desired, but the 10 man class is currently at the top of the Big 12, and 15th in the country, despite not holding any five-star commitments.


Name Hometown Position Position Rank Star Rating
Tyrese Williams Houston, TX Center 9 ⭐⭐⭐

Tyrese is the fourth offensive lineman in the 2018 Oklahoma State class. Mike Gundy knew his team needed to improve up front to continue to compete, and this class is all about getting better in the trenches. Williams picked Oklahoma State over Cal, Georgia Tech, Houston, Tulsa, Tulane, UCF, and Utah. He was long thought to be an Oklahoma State lean.

Williams is very interesting, because he’s one of only 21 players identified as a “center” on 247sports. It’s rare to see because generally high school teams play their best lineman at guard of tackle, but Williams is a true center, through and through. He will be playing center at Oklahoma State.

On the field, Williams makes a lot of sense in the class. Hunter Woodard and Hunter Anthony are both tackles, while Bryce Bray is a guard. Oklahoma State expects this class to stay together, and offensive line coach Josh Henson is banking on Williams being the leader of the group, bot in recruiting and on the field a few years from now.He’s technically sound, and won’t need as much development as some other offensive lineman. He has good size, 6-foot-3, 285 pounds,but just needs to work on refining his craft, and learning how to play at the next level.


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