After announcing an Oklahoma State offer earlier Wednesday, it didn’t take Gage Stanaland long to pick where he was going to school.
Stanaland, a 2023 offensive lineman, committed to the Cowboys Wednesday, picking the Pokes over offers from Louisiana Tech, Navy, New Mexico State and others.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, Stanaland plays at Jim Ned High School in Tuscola, Texas. Jim Ned is 8-3 and in the second round of the Texas 3A-DI state playoffs, where it’ll play 10-1 Bushland on Friday.
Behind Stanaland, Jim Ned has rushed for 254.5 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry this season. Playing at right tackle, Stanaland is an absolute bulldozer for Jim Ned, often putting helpless defenders on their backs.
As a defender, Stanaland has 33 tackles this season including three tackles for loss and a sack.
Stanaland isn’t ranked on 247Sports, Rivals or ESPN, but On3 has him as a three-star prospect.
He becomes the 11th commit in the Cowboys’ 2023 class, which ranks 75th nationally and ninth in the Big 12. He is the third offensive lineman in the class, joining Arizona’s Jack Endean and Stillwater High’s JaKobe Sanders.