The Oklahoma State Cowboys’ recent success has made recruiting much easier for head coach Mike Gundy and his staff. In fact, their 2013 class is good enough that it contains a number of players who could start in their first season on campus.
That is saying something too, considering how many players are coming back and how young the team really is. Still, a few freshmen did find their way onto the field this past season.
Austin Hays started at wide receiver for the latter part of the year, after injuries and his own solid play catapulted him up the depth chart. Cornerback Kevin Peterson also started at least one game this season, beating out star playmaker Justin Gilbert.
While it is a tall order to expect a freshman to start in his first year at any position for any program, the talent Oklahoma State now has makes it even tougher.