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3-Star Safety Kolby Peel Commits To Oklahoma State

The Cowboys are heating up on the recruiting trail as 2018 safety Kolby Peel commits to Oklahoma State

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Yesterday, when Tyrese Williams committed to Oklahoma State, I mentioned how the Cowboys were quietly putting together a nice class. And today, the class got even better. For the third time in four days, Oklahoma State has landed a commitment, this time in the form of College Station Safety Kolby Peel.

Peel is the 11th player in Oklahoma State’s class, a class that just keeps rising up the 247Sports rankings. The Cowboys now sit at 12th in the nation. Peel is the first defensive back in the class, though he won’t be the last, and I can say that with 100% certainty.


Name Hometown Position Position Rank Star Rating
Kolby Peel Station College, TX Safety 70 ⭐⭐⭐

Peel chose Oklahoma State over offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, and SMU. Interestingly enough, despite being from right in their backyard, Peel didn’t have an offer, or much interest from former Big 12 member Texas A&M, though that can be attributed to their pursuit of  a few higher ranked safeties.

Oklahoma State fans shouldn’t be concerned about his lower ranking however, because he has a surplus of talent, and might be a few good camps away from a big jump in the rankings, the first camp being this Sunday, at the Dallas Opening Regional.

Peel brings an interesting combination of size, skill, and versatility to Oklahoma State. He’s 6-foot, 209 pounds, and plays a very aggressive style of football. He’s a big hitter, and has the athleticism to cover most receivers, despite a lack of familiarity with man coverage. He plays linebacker for his high school team, along with safety, and if he adds more muscle, could turn into a walk-out linebacker in Stillwater. Wherever he ends up, he will be a key piece of Oklahoma State’s defensive. His ceiling comparison is Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro.


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