OSU’s Korie Black is guiding his brother, a 4-star defensive back, through recruiting

OSU’s Korie Black is guiding his brother, a 4-star defensive back, through recruiting

The Cowboys' standout cornerback is close to his highly coveted younger brother Kobe, and that could pay dividends for OSU.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Dec 8, 2023, 9:00am CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Dec 8, 2023, 9:00am CST

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.”

Share with your crowd
Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

The latest from Sellout Crowd

  • From left, brothers Za'brien Shelburn, Zion Shelburn, Charles Shelburn and Ke'shon Shelburn of Wilson (Henryetta) sit during introductions before a Class B boys high school basketball state tournament semifinal game between Duke and Wilson (Henryetta) at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 1, 2024.

    You heard right: Wilson of Henryetta has four brothers in the starting lineup

  • Feb 25, 2024; Stillwater, Okla, USA; Oklahoma State coach John Smith, left, and associate head coach Coleman Scott, right, react on the sidelines at a wrestling match against Iowa in Gallagher Iba Arena . Mandatory Credit: Mitch Alcala-The Oklahoman

    Lessons from Iowa loss: What should Oklahoma State’s postseason expectations be? | Two on OSU

  • Oklahoma catcher Kinzie Hansen (9) rounds first for a double during an NCAA softball game between Oklahoma (OU) and Liberty on opening day of Oklahoma softball stadium Love's Field in Norman, Okla., on Friday, March 1, 2024.

    Love’s Field, Oklahoma’s new, $47.1 million ‘palace’, got the opening day it deserves

  • Miami infielder Jenna Golembiewski (2) celebrates hitting a home run during an NCAA softball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Miami University on opening day of Oklahoma softball stadium Love's Field in Norman, Okla., on Friday, March 1, 2024.

    Meet Miami (Ohio) slugger Karli Spaid, the answer to an OU trivia question

  • Nov 19, 2022; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables speak before a game at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Phipps-USA TODAY Sports

    How Brent Venables and Mike Gundy play the portal game | Mind Games with Guerin Emig

The latest from Sellout Crowd

  • From left, brothers Za'brien Shelburn, Zion Shelburn, Charles Shelburn and Ke'shon Shelburn of Wilson (Henryetta) sit during introductions before a Class B boys high school basketball state tournament semifinal game between Duke and Wilson (Henryetta) at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 1, 2024.

    You heard right: Wilson of Henryetta has four brothers in the starting lineup

  • Feb 25, 2024; Stillwater, Okla, USA; Oklahoma State coach John Smith, left, and associate head coach Coleman Scott, right, react on the sidelines at a wrestling match against Iowa in Gallagher Iba Arena . Mandatory Credit: Mitch Alcala-The Oklahoman

    Lessons from Iowa loss: What should Oklahoma State’s postseason expectations be? | Two on OSU

  • Oklahoma catcher Kinzie Hansen (9) rounds first for a double during an NCAA softball game between Oklahoma (OU) and Liberty on opening day of Oklahoma softball stadium Love's Field in Norman, Okla., on Friday, March 1, 2024.

    Love’s Field, Oklahoma’s new, $47.1 million ‘palace’, got the opening day it deserves

  • Miami infielder Jenna Golembiewski (2) celebrates hitting a home run during an NCAA softball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Miami University on opening day of Oklahoma softball stadium Love's Field in Norman, Okla., on Friday, March 1, 2024.

    Meet Miami (Ohio) slugger Karli Spaid, the answer to an OU trivia question

  • Nov 19, 2022; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables speak before a game at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Phipps-USA TODAY Sports

    How Brent Venables and Mike Gundy play the portal game | Mind Games with Guerin Emig