Often times when an underrated player commits to a big time school, the offers from other major programs start to flood in. That’s exactly what happened with Frisco, Texas tight ed and now former Oklahoma State commit Nic McTear, as the speedy playmaker decommitted from the Cowboys after committing back in early February. He’s picked up a whopping seven offers since his original commitment, six of which came from power five schools. It’s understandable for a very talented recruit to want to look around at his options, and male sure he’s making the correct choice. Oklahoma State is absolutely not out of the running for Nic, but they certainly have an uphill battle ahead of them.
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McTear’s decommitment drops Oklahoma State to 16 commitments in their 2018 class, and they no longer have a tight end committed. The fact that they have four wide receivers committed certainly helps soften the blow, but look for Mike Gundy and his staff to look to quickly replace McTear’s vacant tight end spot in the class. Some names to watch will start to emerge soon, as Oklahoma State starts to scout the position again.
McTear holds offers from Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, LSU, Miami and TCU, among others. Texas A&M has not yet offered, but if that offer does come, McTear will likely end up in College Station. If he doesn’t receive that offer, I’d expect to see him staying in the Big 12, either at TCU, or at Baylor (to help build the ultimate tight end machine).
Wherever McTear does end up, that team will be getting an extremely athletic, and dangerous receiving threat at tight end. He runs a legitimate 4.6 forty time, and can jump higher than pretty much any corner. He’s a walking mismatch, and will make some quarterback very happy. His ceiling comparison is Julius Thomas.