Oklahoma State’s offensive line looked like an issue going into 2022 after they lost starters Josh Sills (LG) and Danny Godlevske (C) to graduation, as well as Hunter Anthony (RT), Monroe Mills (OT), Cade Bennett (OT), and Tyrese Williams (OG) to the transfer portal.
It is clear now that Mike Gundy wanted to address the losses up front, as the Cowboys have added their third offensive lineman of the week with Sam Houston State’s Prince Pines.
Pines, listed at 6-5, 340-pounds, was an FCS All-American in 2021 as a left guard for the Bearkats, helping lead them to their first-ever FCS championship.
Pines also played for SHSU in 2020, after spending 2018-19 at Baylor under Matt Rhule. He played in all 14 games of the 2019 season for the Bears, en route to a Big 12 Championship appearance and Sugar Bowl.
Pines will have two years of eligibility remaining when he gets to Stillwater, thanks to COVID-19, and should immediately push his way into some sort of role. Along with Pines, the Cowboys will also need to break in USC transfer Casey Collier and Vanderbilt transfer Jason Brooks.
Oklahoma State had a few holes to fill along the O-line, but it appears they have the pieces to do so now.