The Cowboys’ defensive staff just keeps rolling on the recruiting trail.
Class of 2024 linebacker Gunnar Wilson on Saturday announced his commitment to Oklahoma State. Out of Melissa, Texas (a city of about 17,000 northeast of the DFW metroplex), Wilson chose Oklahoma State over offers from UTSA, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Arkansas State and others.
“I just like the culture there,” Wilson told PFB. “I like Coach Gundy. I like what they do there. They have a winning program. They’re always consistent, and they have people drafted.”
Listed at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Wilson played all over the place for Melissa as a junior. The Cardinals went 11-3 in Wilson’s junior season, making it to the Texas 5A-D2 quarterfinals before falling to eventual state champ South Oak Cliff. Wilson’s highlights show him not only playing at linebacker but as a tight end, on special teams and at safety.
“[OSU is] getting a football player that’s played a lot of positions over the years that can see the field and know what to read and what to do and when to do it,” Wilson told PFB. “A really versatile and lengthy defender. They’re gonna play me at the Sam position in the 3-3-5, which is outside linebacker to the field. It’s basically a mix of a safety and a linebacker in between. Got to be able to cover and gotta be able to fill in the run game, blitz off the edge. I feel like I’ll really exceeded in that position and be able to be really successful.”
247Sports lists Wilson as a three-star prospect and the No. 182 player from the state of Texas.
He received his OSU offer in mid-May before taking an official visit to Stillwater last weekend, which put a bow on his recruitment.
Wilson becomes the second player to commit to Oklahoma State on Saturday, joining Arkansas offensive lineman Chauncey Johnson. Wilson is the 10th overall commit in the Cowboys’ class. He is the second linebacker in the class, joining Jaylen Boardley.