South Carolina quarterback Mason Rudolph made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma State on Wednesday, giving the Cowboys their possible future starter with Wes Lunt still deciding whether to transfer to Louisville or Illinois.
The 6-4, 212-pound Class of 2014 product from Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, S.C.) is a pure pocket passer who fits what the Pokes' high-powered spread offense needs in a signal-caller. Rudolph, who runs a similar system in high school, selected Oklahoma State over major programs such as Virginia Tech and LSU.
Head coach Mike Gundy, offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and the Cowboys have to be ecstatic to land Rudolph just two days after losing out on Kyle Allen, one of the best quarterback prospects in the 2014 class who gave his verbal to Texas A&M.
Rudolph plans to graduate in December and enroll early in Stillwater to compete in spring drills. He would be vying for the starting gig next year with J.W. Walsh and Daxx Garman.
In-state product and national Top 5 pro-style quarterback David Cornwell is scheduled to visit Stillwater next week, so it will be interesting to see if he still considers the Pokes after the Rudolph news.