Oklahoma State is preparing for the “next phase” of its football program. Gone are stalwarts like Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Chad Whitener and several others who have graduated from a program that has won ten games in three-straight seasons.
One position group that is turning over as well is the secondary. The Cowboys have lost veterans like Tre Flowers and Ramon Richards at the safety position and in the Big 12, teams are always looking for help on the back end. For Mike Gundy, enter: Texas A&M transfer Kemah Siverand.
Siverand was part of the Class of 2015 when he was a three-star wide receiver prospect who was the 31st ranked player at his position nationally and the 41st ranked player in Texas, per 247Sports.
It was just announced last week that Siverand would be transferring to Oklahoma State after he completed 25 academic credit hours, making him eligible to play immediately. Last season was Siverand’s first as a cornerback and he had six tackles in four games with the Aggies. He will be a redshirt junior this fall.
Siverand is not expected to single-handedly turn around the OSU secondary this season. The Pokes return their starters here in junior A.J. Green and redshirt sophomore Rodarius Williams. But the more help the better and that is what Mike Gundy believes Siverand can provide, saying on Saturday, “We’re hoping that he can give us some depth at that corner position. He’s mature, he’s a college graduate. He gets it from that standpoint.”
Gundy did add that Siverand is not in pads yet as he goes through an, “acclimation period”.
Oklahoma State ranked 7th in the Big 12 in passing defense in 2017, but the more important number was that the Cowboys ranked third in pass defense efficiency.
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