Oklahoma State lands a 2022 RB of its own

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Texas grabbing a commitment from high four-star Klein Cain running back Jaydon Blue wasn’t the only big Flyover commitment on Tuesday. In fact, Blue wasn’t the only 2022 running back to commit early as Euless Trinity’s Ollie Gordon made the call to Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State.


Here’s how IT recently ranked the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder.

56 Ollie Gordon, RB, Euless Trinity

Position ranking: No. 3 RB
6-2, 205
GH: Big back with RB vision and instincts. Not going to win foot races to the edge or vertically, but he will maximize runs in every other way. Frame to carry 225-230 pounds.
EN: Good speed and subtle movements in the open field. Might not be a creator but if the lane is there he’s going to hit it. He won’t be fun to tackle when running downhill at 225 pounds.
IT has Gordon ranked much higher than his composite ranking of 94 but it still might not be high enough. Assuming Oklahoma State has star-gazers like every other fan base, those junior astronomers should throw out his star rating and go by the tape. He’s going to end up a high three-star, and perhaps even lower four-star if he rips off some good verifiable track/40 times.

Gundy’s one of the best evaluators in the state and he proved it yet again with this early ID and push.
 

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it could just be his size. But, reminds me of Desmond Roland a former OSU RB
 

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Texas grabbing a commitment from high four-star Klein Cain running back Jaydon Blue wasn’t the only big Flyover commitment on Tuesday. In fact, Blue wasn’t the only 2022 running back to commit early as Euless Trinity’s Ollie Gordon made the call to Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State.


Here’s how IT recently ranked the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder.

56 Ollie Gordon, RB, Euless Trinity
Position ranking: No. 3 RB
6-2, 205
GH: Big back with RB vision and instincts. Not going to win foot races to the edge or vertically, but he will maximize runs in every other way. Frame to carry 225-230 pounds.
EN: Good speed and subtle movements in the open field. Might not be a creator but if the lane is there he’s going to hit it. He won’t be fun to tackle when running downhill at 225 pounds.
IT has Gordon ranked much higher than his composite ranking of 94 but it still might not be high enough. Assuming Oklahoma State has star-gazers like every other fan base, those junior astronomers should throw out his star rating and go by the tape. He’s going to end up a high three-star, and perhaps even lower four-star if he rips off some good verifiable track/40 times.

Gundy’s one of the best evaluators in the state and he proved it yet again with this early ID and push.
Seen every game of his high school football career. Great pickup for Okie light. Passionate kid who plays even bigger than his size (which is good), never seen him get caught from behind. Stats would have been even more impressive of not for a collarbone injury suffered after game 1 this year.
 

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Texas grabbing a commitment from high four-star Klein Cain running back Jaydon Blue wasn’t the only big Flyover commitment on Tuesday. In fact, Blue wasn’t the only 2022 running back to commit early as Euless Trinity’s Ollie Gordon made the call to Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State.


Here’s how IT recently ranked the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder.

56 Ollie Gordon, RB, Euless Trinity
Position ranking: No. 3 RB
6-2, 205
GH: Big back with RB vision and instincts. Not going to win foot races to the edge or vertically, but he will maximize runs in every other way. Frame to carry 225-230 pounds.
EN: Good speed and subtle movements in the open field. Might not be a creator but if the lane is there he’s going to hit it. He won’t be fun to tackle when running downhill at 225 pounds.
IT has Gordon ranked much higher than his composite ranking of 94 but it still might not be high enough. Assuming Oklahoma State has star-gazers like every other fan base, those junior astronomers should throw out his star rating and go by the tape. He’s going to end up a high three-star, and perhaps even lower four-star if he rips off some good verifiable track/40 times.

Gundy’s one of the best evaluators in the state and he proved it yet again with this early ID and push.
The breakout game for Ollie Gordon against #4 Allen will go down as one of the more underrated "put the team on your back" games in TXHSFB history. 455 yards and 6 TDs in a 49-45 is old school bell cow football, big fan of this kid and I can see the big boys start to circle if he tests well at camps over the spring and summer.
 

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It's a pretty good match given Gundy's propensity to ride a RB hard (Hubbard had 328 carries in 2019). Gordon seems to be a bulldozer with adequate speed/quickness. He is a 1 cut guy, and pretty good fit for OSU's outside zone/split zone scheme.