Oklahoma State Football: Recruits to Pay Attention to on National Signing Day

Ricky FrechCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2013

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys carries the Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy after a 58-14 win against the Purdue Boilermakers during the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on January 1, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys have put together a pretty solid class for 2013 as we head into national signing day; however, the work isn't over for head coach Mike Gundy's squad.

Even with a recruiting class that Scout.com put in its Top 25, there's still a little bit of work that could be done to really make this class something special.

Read on to find out which prospects to pay attention to during the crazy day that is national signing day.


Fred Ross, WR

Fred Ross technically committed almost a year ago, but after a recent visit to Mississippi State, Ross has been downgraded to a soft verbal.

Ross is one of the five or six best players the Cowboys have coming in next year, so it's of utmost importance that they make sure to keep him around.

It's obviously important to ensure that every prospect who has committed stays that way, but Ross needs to be No. 1 on that list for OSU. It's unlikely he does flip. However, at this point, he looks the most likely to do so.

Gundy and his staff need to stay in his ear and be certain that he sticks with the program.


Daeshon Hall, DE

Hall is currently committed to the University of Washington, but he just had a visit to Texas A&M in mid-January.

It looks like he might be willing to flip commitments if someone can get to him and convince him that he'll be better off at their school.

Hall should be a priority for the Cowboys' staff because Big 12 defenses need all the depth they can get in trying to stay up with the fast-paced offenses in the division.

It's likely that he would see immediate playing time at a perennially ranked university. That's not something he's going to get at Washington.


Laquon Treadwell, WR

The case of Laquon Treadwell could become very interesting depending on what happens early tomorrow morning.

If the Ole Miss Rebels are unable to land Robert Nkemdiche, it could lead to an opening for a team to come in and scoop Treadwell up.

Nkemdiche has played a part in talking up Ole Miss and getting other recruits to come and play there.

But what if he decides not to go himself?

Treadwell's commitment is probably going to stick, but there's a very slim chance that he could make a change if Nkemdiche decides to go somewhere else. 

Either way, Mike Gundy and his staff need to keep their noses to the grindstone and try to make one last splash in the recruiting scene.