Just three days after I wrote about how Oklahoma State football seemed to be turning a corner in recruiting, the Cowboys went ahead and snatched up one of their rival’s top pledges for the class of 2022.
Four-star Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe wide receiver Talyn Shettron announced Wednesday morning that he would be flipping his commitment from Oklahoma to Oklahoma State and follow his brother, Tabry, to Stillwater after OSU offered Tabry a scholarship earlier this week.
Talyn, who has been verbally committed to OU since October 2020, is rated as a top-100 recruit and top-10 wide receiver in the country. His commitment makes him one of the highest-rated recruits in Oklahoma State history and propels OSU into the top 10 nationally in recruiting rankings, now ahead of both Oklahoma and Texas according to Rivals.
As a junior in 2020, Talyn caught 61 passes for 1,152 yards and 14 touchdowns while helping to lead the Wolves to finish as runners-up in the Oklahoma Class 6-A1 State Championship. His sophomore season he had 65 catches for 856 yards and nine touchdowns.
Older brother Tabry doubles as a tight end and receiver for the Wolves, with his large 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame making him a dangerous red zone threat. He recorded 19 receptions for 179 yards and six scores his junior year and held offers from Kansas State, Air Force, Utah State and UAB as well as multiple Ivy League schools like Yale and Dartmouth.
Tabry seems to fit the prototypical “Cowboy back” position Oklahoma State utilizes, which incorporates the skills of both a tight end and full back, oftentimes working as the lead blocker or edge blocker. He, as of today, is unranked by 247Sports but listed as a two-star tight end by Rivals.
Mike Gundy and staff seem to be establishing a foothold at Edmond Santa Fe High School, as former linebacker Calvin Bundage, current defensive end Trace Ford and current linebacker Collin Oliver all hail from the school.
Keeping up with the tradition of signing brothers, Oklahoma State offered a scholarship to Tabry, who is listed as a tight end, this past Saturday after having offered Talyn way back in May 2019. The Shettron brothers join the Wallace twins, Tylan and Tracin, the Presley brothers, Brennan and Braylin, and the Green twins, Bryson and Blaine, as the latest packaged brothers to make their way to Stillwater.
Oklahoma State now has 12 commits for the class of 2022 and continues to excel on the recruiting front. If Mike Gundy can continue to land big-name prospects and shake his moniker of a sub-par recruiter, the future is extremely bright for OSU football.