Oklahoma State adds former Big 12 starting DB and junior college OL
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]klahoma State has added a pair of players to the roster, including a three-year Big 12 starting cornerback and a junior college offensive lineman.
Tyler Patmon, a three-year starter for Kansas, announced in December that he would transfer, and has landed at Oklahoma State.
Patmon played in 35 career games for the Jayhawks and totaled 142 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 22 pass break ups and six interceptions.
Last season, Patmon made 58 tackles, and led KU with three interceptions and was second on the team with eight pass break ups.
The Round Rock, Texas native graduated from KU and is immediately eligible with one season to play.
Oklahoma State also gained a late addition to its 2013 recruiting class when Pearl River (Miss.) Community College offensive lineman Colby Hegwood (6-5, 315) signed a financial aid agreement with the school.
Hegwood played guard and tackle at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Miss. He gives offensive line coach Joe Wickline some depth and versatility along the line, and reportedly will begin his career at right guard.
A qualifier out of high school in 2012, Hegwood missed much of his junior and senior seasons, which hurt his recruiting and ultimately led him to Pearl River. He will have four years to play three.
Despite the injuries, Hegwood was an all-district selection as a senior and was selected to play in the Mississippi North vs. South All-Star Game.
Hegwood told Rivals.com that Oklahoma State’s interest “kind of came out of left field” and that Wickline was the first college coach to realize Hegwood could transfer immediately.
He visited Stillwater for the Cowboys’ spring game and was convinced Hegwood he wanted to transfer to the school.
“After my visit to the spring game, my parents and I talked about it on the whole way home – the whole 12 hour ride,” Hegwood told Rivals. “Whenever I got home, I laid in bed thinking about it and realized that I wanted to be able to get a better opportunity. So, Oklahoma State will be where I play football next year.”
In 2009, the Cowboys added Levy Adcock from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College after signing day. Like Hegwood, Adcock was also a lightly-recruited high school qualifier who went the junior college route.
Adcock went on to become a two-year starter and All-American at OSU.
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