The Cowboys' standout cornerback is close to his highly coveted younger brother Kobe, and that could pay dividends for OSU.
Senior Oklahoma State cornerback Korie Black never got to play on the same football team as his younger brother Kobe.
OSU is hoping that changes next season.
Kobe, a four-star defensive back out of Connally High School in Waco, Texas, will announce his commitment on Wednesday, December 13. He will decide between OSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon and LSU.
Kobe has a 0.9820 composite ranking at 24/7Sports. He would be the highest-ranked recruit coach Mike Gundy has landed at OSU and the second-highest in program history, behind five-star quarterback Bobby Reid. Richetti Jones, a four-star defensive lineman in OSU’s 2007 class, is Gundy’s highest-ranked recruit in 24/7Sports history, with a 0.97860 composite ranking..
Korie is eligible to return for a super-senior season. He is a former three-star prospect who has developed into one of OSU’s defensive leaders. Korie said he’s helped guide his younger brother through the recruiting journey.
“It’s going good for (Kobe), I think he’s having fun,” Korie said. “I try to tell him what I’ve been through and stuff like that, my experience. He kind of knows it now. I guess you could say he gets the game, he understands the recruitment process.”
Korie said he talks to his brother all the time. Korie has already been influential in Kobe’s football career. Kobe settled on a position to play because of his older brother.
“Once I got to middle school and high school, I started playing (defensive back),” Korie said. “He was still playing quarterback and stuff, so I didn’t really think nothing of it. Then they moved him to safety. I thought that would be his position. Then he saw that I was playing corner so he wanted to move to corner, so he could play corner.”
Kobe was in Boone Pickens Stadium for the Bedlam game this season. He could join OSU’s recruiting class that has already received commitments from three-star defensive backs Landyn Cleveland, David Kabongo and Willie Nelson.
“I’m not trying to push Oklahoma State on him too much,” Korie said. “I still want him to go through his recruitment and all that. I’m just telling him what I see, what I saw and what I’m going through now. I’m just going to let him make his decision off of how he feels.”