This is a story posted to PokesReport.com by Robert Allen on July 31s.
Owasso offensive tackles Blake Cherry and Ryker Haff are being recruited by EVERYBODY. Robert has seen these guys at numerous camps and tells us that college recruiters are really excited about these two. Enjoy reading the update from Robert and check out his coverage of Oklahoma State football at Pokes.Report.com
STILLWATER, July 31 2023 – The period for late summer recruiting is about to close and their were multipl visitors on the Oklahoma State campus today checking out the football program. One that we caught up with was Owasso offensive tackle Blake Cherry, and in Pokes Report’s opinion one of the very top prospects in Oklahoma for 2025. Outside of the Sunday minicamps, OSU offensive line coach Charlie Dickey entertained Javion Antai (6-4, 305) last Thursday, Owasso’s other book end offensive tackle Ryker Haff (6-6, 305) on Friday, and now Cherry on Monday (July 31). All three of those linemen are Division I prospects that we think will go national.
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Blake Cherry of Owasso.
Cherry is 6-6, 295 and very athletic for a big athlete. He moves well and gives the Rams so many options. He is also ahead of most offensive tackles his age with his pass set, which is as good as I’ve seen from a high school offensive tackle in some time.
He told me that he has already been on five campuses now with Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Florida coming before OSU.
“It was pretty good and I liked it a lot, Cherry said of his visit. “It was my first time on the campus and we got to see everything.”
I asked he could compare and Cherry stayed away from that. His parents went with him to Stillwater and he is also ahead of the game in that he knows his academic major (Business Marketing) and he is an excellent student.
“Every college has something different and unique about it,” Cherry added. “They are all pretty nice and Oklahoma State certainly was nice.”
Now for the football, Cherry spent some time in Charlie Dickey’s office and said that went well. He liked talking to the Cowboys coach.
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Dickey at Owasso in May watching Blake Cherry and Ryker Haff.
“My visit with Coach Dickey was pretty good,” Cherry said of sitting down with the veteran Cowboys offensive line coach. “He expressed to me why liked me and what he sees in me. He explained to me why he felt Oklahoma State would be good for me and why I would be good for the OSU program.”
Now the dead period comes on and it’s time to get ready for a season. Oklahoma State players report Tuesday with the first practice on Wednesday. Cherry told me that he and Haff and the rest of the Rams begin practice on Monday, Aug. 7. The Vype Oklahoma Pigskin Football Preview has Owasso ranked preseason No. 4 in Class 6A-I. I think that might not be high enough. We’ll see because i like that offensive line at Owasso.
STILLWATER July 28, 2023 – Owasso junior offensive tackle Ryker Haff and his father made the trip over on Friday for an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State. They got the full tour from offensive line recruiting analyst Zach Allen. The Haff family has a past connection with Coach Allen as he coached Ryker’s older brother Connor as the head coach at NEO A&M. Connor was one of the top offensive linemen in the SWJCFC his sophomore season. Before letting Ryker detail his visit, check out his sophomore highlights at Owasso.
Haff, No. 71 for the Rams is a pure masher. If he gets his hands on a defensive linemen it is over. He also shows different techniques of putting defensive linemen away. He has the strength to twist them into the ground. He can just drive them downfield. Occasionally, he will stand them up and stalemate, but that can’t get clear from him. His pass pro is solid and he continues to work on it. My favorite highlights are whne he blocks down because his strength allows him to cave in the defensive line. It is fun to watch.
My opinion is that Haff and his teammate at Owasso at the other offensive tackle Blake Cherry will both be national recruits and will get a lot of attention. They each already have several offers and Oklahoma State is one of them. “It was really good,” Haff said of the vist he and his dad made. “It was my first time there and it surprised me. Everything was top tier.”
The Haffs got the tour of the facilities and checked out the campus. They spent a lot of time in offensive line coach Charlie Dickey’s office discussing line play and how Haff would fit in for the future at Oklahoma State.
“I like Coach Dickey a lot,” Haff said.
Haff said he looked forward to going back and my guess is he will likely end up at a home game or two this season. The commitment is to his season at Owasso.
“We have leader workouts next week and then the next week we start practice,” Haff said. “I’ve had a good summer and I got a lot better, mainly with technique.”
He is one of my favorites to watch. He plays with an attitude, and I love offensive linemen that play with that mean streak.