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Cowboys land 4-star instate Defensive Tackle

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The Oklahoma State football team may have found a gem for the 2021 recruiting cycle from the tiny town of Thomas, Oklahoma.

With his commitment, 4-star Aden Kelley becomes the 12th member of Mike Gundy’s 2021 recruiting class. He is the first defensive line addition in the class. 

Kelley stands at 6-foot-3, 275 pounds in the middle of the line. 

Kelley is a three sport athlete at Thomas-Fay-Custer high school. He also competes in track and basketball. 

Kelley places first place in shot put in the 2019 Oklahoma state competition. 

In high school, Kelley played on both lines and can transition to either at OSU, but will be listed as a defensive tackle. 

He is the fourth ranked recruit in Oklahoma and the 12th ranked defensive tackle in the nation. 

He joins fellow Oklahoman’s Collin Oliver and TY Williams as the three 4-star commits from Oklahoma in the 2021 Cowboy’s class. Bryson Green is the fourth 4-star in the class. 

Kelley held 21 Division I offers and chose the Cowboys over in-state for Tulsa and Big 12 foes TCU, Kansas and Iowa State.