Triplett has set his decision date
Linebacker is a position of importance in Oklahoma State’s 2020 recruiting class. Which is why it’s good news that their top outside linebacker target has them in his final-8.
Three-star Baton Rouge, Louisiana prospect Jabar Triplett announced the final cut to his recruiting list in a Tweet on Monday night.
These are my top schools that I will be focusing on, I will be committing on October 13 stay tuned pic.twitter.com/wLEwNGzcn4
— Jabar Triplett (@PrimetimeJ9) August 13, 2019
Along with Oklahoma State are Arizona, Texas Tech, Colorado State, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech, McNeese, and Southern. Triplett last released a list in June that had Oklahoma State as his top-ranked school. Since then he has cut out Louisville, Memphis, Tulsa, Southeastern, Nicholls, Louisiana-Monroe, Grambling, and Texas State. However, Arizona is a new addition. The Wildcats have come on strong since offering him back on July 29th.
There’s no word on if OSU remains the front-runner here, but you have to think they remain a strong contender. Triplett’s visit to Stillwater back in June was a positive one, they remain the first school listed in his new tweet, and they remain a top target for the Cowboys.
“It was a good experience,” Triplett said of his trip to Stillwater back in June. “It was my first official (visit) and I really did enjoy everything out there...The facilities, they were nice. Everything i saw caught my eye.”
Triplett is a 6-foot, 215 OLB who racked up 121 (!!) total tackles for Southern Lab last season, helping them to a 12-2 record. That includes 11 sacks. He also had one forced fumble and five interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. He is the 58th ranked player in Louisiana and the 98th ranked outside linebacker.
In his Monday tweet, Triplett says he plans to commit on October 13th so OSU still has some recruiting to do.
With three senior linebackers on the roster this season, in Philip Redwine-Bryant, Calvin Bundage, and Kevin Henry, and two more redshirt juniors, linebacker is a priority in this class. OSU has two three-star linebackers committed for 2020 in Cole Thompson and Jeff Roberson, meaning they’ll look to take at least one if not two more LBs in this class.