Josh Henson is showing why he was a slam dunk hire as OSU’s next offensive line coach. It appears that the former ace recruiter at Missouri still knows how to close a deal and he is already close to filling out his 2018 recruiting class.
A couple of months after a National Signing Day in which the Cowboys came up empty — signing zero high school OL prospects — Henson has landed three offensive linemen commitments for the 2018 class — Hunter Anthony, Bryce Bray and now Hunter Woodard.
— Hunter Woodard (@HunterWoodard18) April 18, 2017
Woodard hails from Tuscola, Illinois where the 6-foot-5, 296-pound tackle has earned all-conference honors. The three-star prospect spoke with Rivals.com about his pledge.
“I just feel that Oklahoma State is simply the best place for me,” Woodard told Rivals. “They have great tradition, they are always a highly ranked program and are always playing in bowl games. Oklahoma State is just big time football. I really get along great with all of the coaches at Oklahoma State and between the relationships, the facilities and the entire program everything is just top notch. I just felt like I couldn’t do any better than Oklahoma State.”
According to Woodard, he was sold not only by OSU’s facilities but by his connection with Henson.
“The visit I made to Oklahoma State really blew me away,” Woodard said. “The offensive line coach Josh Henson and I have a similar background and personality and it’s just a great fit for me. It’s hard to describe just how amazing everything was at Oklahoma State.
“It’s truly the best of everything you could ask for. I’m just extremely happy.”
Woodard also holds offers from Illinois, Syracuse, Wyoming and Minnesota.