On Tuesday afternoon, the Oklahoma State Cowboys picked up a commitment from junior college tight end prospect, Austin Jarrard. With the announcement, OSU now boasts just one recruit at the position for the 2021 recruiting class. However, it marks the seventh offensive commitment of the cycle and thirteenth overall.
Holding seven offers from various programs, Jarrard caught the attention Texas Tech as well as Kentucky during a freshman campaign. Racking up 310 yards as well as three touchdowns in a balanced system, there is reason to be excited for the commitment.
Jarrard stands 6’4″ with the ability to tack on some muscle in an FBS weight training regiment. Yet, the most interesting part of the news is that the tight end won’t play a sophomore year as California moved all athletic activities to the Spring of 2021. Now staring down a decision, Jarrard could opt to graduate in December and enroll at O-State with three years of eligibility intact. Or, the prospect could remain and enroll in the summer after completing the upcoming football season.
There aren’t many clues as to which way this young man is leaning. We’ll obviously know more in the coming months as the landscape continues to shift.