The Oklahoma State Cowboys landed a very important commitment on Monday afternoon when 3-Star offensive tackle Joshua Jones gave his pledge to head coach Mike Gundy’s squad. The 6’5.5, 272-pound Jones is from Richmond, Texas and attends Bush High School. He chose the Cowboys over two in-state schools, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs and Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Sean Ceglinsky of 24/7 Sports explains how the Cowboys were able to land Jones.
Also worth mentioning, nearby programs Texas and Texas A&M recently entered the picture for Jones. However, the interest appeared to be late in the game. Without a scholarship in place from both teams, the decision to focus elsewhere was certainly easier.
That’s where the Pokes come in. Behind the efforts of primary recruiter, Bob Connelly, they have tried to remain in constant contact with Jones for a quite while now. Even more so since first putting an offer on the table back on May 19. That said, mission accomplished. Stillwater is his next destination.
Jones announed his commitment via twitter.
— #JUICED (@JoshJones_23) August 11, 2014
Jones is ranked as the country’s 95th-best offensive tackle prospect, the 107th-best overall prospect from the state of Texas and the 903rd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Besides the Cowboys, Horned Frogs and Red Raiders, Jones also holds offers from the Houston Cougars, Illinois Fighting Illini, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers, among others.
Jones is the Cowboys’ ninth commitment in the class of 2015. The headliner of the group thus far is 4-Star running back Ronald Jones II.