It's always good to gain a commitment. It's even better when you can steal it from a conference rival.

Oklahoma State set out Friday to do just that with Texas High receiver and Kansas verbal commitment Tevailance Hunt, who reported a new scholarship opportunity from the Cowboys directly to

Hunt (6-2, 180) caught 36 passes for a team second-best 701 yards and 10 touchdowns last season as Texas High worked its way to a perfect 10-0 regular season. Texas High was upset in the first round of the Class 5A Division I playoffs.

Ahead of Hunt on the stat sheet was senior receiver Quan Hampton. Hampton signed with Kansas and will enroll at the university after graduation later this month.

Aside from a high school teammate joining the roster, Oklahoma State has a handful of selling points Kansas can't yet match.

The Cowboys posted a 10-3 record last season and, after an Alamo Bowl win, finished 11th in the final Associated Press poll. Kansas went 2-10.

Oklahoma State also has a Big 12 championship banner and, just last season, competed for a share of the conference title against chief rival Oklahoma in both teams' regular season finale. Kansas has not won a Big 12 title in the league's 20-year history.

Former Lufkin receiver and current Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant played for Oklahoma State between 2007 and 2009.

Led by 12th-year coach Mike Gundy, who started at quarterback for the Cowboys in the late 1980s, Oklahoma State has risen from a spoiler to championship contender. He has posted two consecutive 10-win seasons and has four in total.

An upset overtime loss to Iowa State in 2011 kept the Cowboys from reaching their first true national championship game. They finished the year with a win in the Fiesta Bowl and were awarded a No. 3 ranking in the final Associated Press poll.

Oklahoma State claims the American Football Coaches Association's national championship from the 1945 season, but it was not awarded the title until 2016. Army was the unanimous Associated Press poll champion that season, and only the Associated Press poll mattered at the time.

The Cowboys program was home to 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders and has produced 17 consensus All-Americans through 116 seasons.

Hunt, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in December.

2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Texas State, Tulane, ULL (7)
  • Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Houston, Iowa State, New Mexico, North Texas, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, ULL, Virginia (17)
  • Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offers from Arkansas State, Army, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane, ULL, ULM (10)
  • Drake Centers, Tatum, OL, 6-4, 295 — offers from SMU, Texas State (2)
  • Kris Dike, Van, OL, 6-6, 283 — offers from Colorado, Houston, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU (6)
  • Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 215 — offers from Houston, Mississippi State, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL (6)
  • Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offers from Florida Atlantic, Tulane, ULL (3)
  • Conner Henson, Harmony, OL, 6-4, 250 — offers from ULL, ULM (2)
  • Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-3, 340 — committed to LSU; additional offers from Arizona, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Rice, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (16)
  • Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — committed to Kansas; additional offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Houston, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Marshall University, Nevada, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Tulsa (12)
  • Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Florida State, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, UTSA (27)
  • Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 165 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
  • Kameron King, Marshall, OL, 6-3, 270 — offer from Tulane (1)
  • DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, S, 6-4, 196 — offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (30)
  • Jonathan Shepherd, Kilgore, WR, 6-3, 196 — offers from Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Kansas State, ULM, New Mexico, Oregon State, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech (10)
  • Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — committed to Washington State; additional offers from Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Wyoming (9)

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