OSU’s wide receivers are gaining attention as the nation’s best, led by James Washington and stacked deep with a cast of proven performers. A look at the group:
6-0, 205, Sr.
Washington’s career numbers are unparalleled by active wideouts and his three-year, 19.2yard average per catch marks his deep threat skills.
6-4, 220, Sr.
A foot injury resulted in a redshirt last season, just as Ateman was ready to build on his breakout 2015 year. It was only a delay.
5-10, 170, Jr.
McCleskey may be the best of all the slot receivers to shine in OSU’s offense in recent years. And that’s saying something.
Chris Lacy, 6-3, 205, Sr. While he may be just as content wiping out defenders downfield as a blocker, Lacy has developed as a serious receiving threat.
Tyron Johnson, 6-1, 185, So. Premature to prop up Johnson, who hasn’t yet caught a pass in a Cowboys uniform? He was as good as anybody in the spring.
The Next Wave
Dillon Stoner, 6-0, 198, Fr. The Jenks product was already firmly in the mix last fall, before an injury sidelined and led to a redshirt.
Tyrell Alexander, 6-1, 180, Fr.
Another redshirt freshman, Alexander got a long look in the spring and didn’t disappoint.
Tylan Wallace, 6-0, 185, Fr. Four-star recruit finished among the top 15 in receiving yards in Texas high school history.
LC Greenwood, 6-3, 210, Fr. Another four-star recruit, a big and powerful receiver along the lines of Ateman and Lacy.
6-0, 180, Fr.
A speedy deep threat who also starred on punt and kick returns in high school.
6-6, 190, So.
Former Douglass High standout at quarterback arrives as a late addition from NEO.