Coming into the 2018 recruiting cycle, Mike Gundy knew he needed wide receivers. From very early on, Oklahoma State has fought hard for multiple receivers, and now, they may finally be able to move on, and address other needs in the class. Last night, the fourth, and possibly final wide receiver in the 2018 class for Oklahoma State, Gabe Lemons, committed to play for the Cowboys. The Coppell Texas products was offered just a few days ago, and obviously didn’t need to think too much about it to be sure he was ready to be a Cowboy.
— gabe lemons #24 (@LemonsGabriel) June 13, 2017
THE LEMONS FILE
Lemons, as previously stated, is the fourth receiver in Oklahoma State’s 2018 class, along with CJ Moore, Jaelyn Nolan and Jonathan Shepherd. He’s the 14th player overall, in a class that now sits at fourth in the Big 12, behind Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma, according to our class rankings.
Lemons held offers from Air Force, Illinois and Indiana, as well as a few military academies, Ivy League schools, and G5 programs. Lemons was considered an Illinois lean until Oklahoma State offered on June 7th. As soon as he got that offer, it became obvious that it was only a matter of time before he was officially committed. He had coveted the Oklahoma State offer for a while, and knew when he finally got it, he would commit to Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State.
On the field, Lemons is pretty similar to a number of receivers already in Oklahoma State’s class. He’s an athletic, raw wideout, with speed to burn, and a chance to score whenever he touches the ball. He has good hands, excellent speed, decent size, and the ability to win jump balls with his athleticism. His route running needs some development, but he’s the exact kind of receiver that Mike Gundy likes for his program: one that can come in and run fly routes 30 times a game in his freshman season until he learns how to run routes. His ceiling comparison is Jeremy Maclin.