Oklahoma State Football: Why Dontre Wilson Is the Recruit Mike Gundy Must Sign

Ricky FrechCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2013

The Oklahoma State Cowboys' recruiting class is rounding out nicely, and they've even signed two solid running backs to try and offset the loss of Joseph Randle to the NFL.

However, the Pokes aren't finished yet.

The Cowboys might've missed out on signing a top wide receiver recruit in Laquon Treadwell, but they have a chance to make an almost equal splash if they can somehow lure Dontre Wilson away from Oregon and Ohio State.

The chances don't look to be very high, but you can't help but think that this is a match made in heaven when you glance at Wilson's scouting report:

Wilson is not only one of the premiere play makers in the state, but he is one of the best in the country. He is a speed demon, who can score in an instant and in a number of different ways. He plays primarily out of the backfield in high school, but would make an excellent slot receiver in college. His speed is a real asset on special teams. The biggest problem will be finding out how to get him enough touches. He runs a legit 4.4. (via Scout.com)

If we're to assume that most of this scouting is correct (and when you watch Wilson's tape, it doesn't look far off), then for all intents and purposes, this kid is cut from the same cloth as the aforementioned Randle.

Both backs have good speed and elusiveness. However, the most important factor in this comparison is their ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Oklahoma State likes to get everybody involved in the passing game and, considering that some think Wilson could play the slot in college, it's safe to say that he'd be a major threat for Mike Gundy's offense.

If Coach Gundy can somehow swing this recruit in the Cowboys' favor, it could turn into one of the biggest coups this season. 

Wilson is almost tailor fit to play in the Air Raid offense, and he has to be the Pokes' number one priority now that Laquon Treadwell has decided to take his talents to Oxford.

Needless to say, February 2 is looking like the most important date of Gundy's offseason, and if he can pull this off, he has my vote of confidence for life.