OSU baseball: Cowboys land two-sport star Nolan McLean
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State could have a two-sport star.
Baseball star Nolan McLean, of Garner. N.C., signed his National Letter of Intent with the Cowboys on Wednesday. He also plans to play football, a sport he’s excelled at as a quarterback.
But McLean first has to report to Stillwater.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is a highly regarded right-handed pitcher who throws 94 mph and features a strong curveball. He is also a strong hitter.
McLean played in the 2019 Baseball World Cup for Team USA’s under-18 team and in the Under Armour All-America Game over the summer. He is expected to be selected in the MLB Draft in June.
That could complicate his arrival.
If McLean does report to campus and play football, he will count on OSU’s 85-scholarship limit in football.
He was a sought-after quarterback with scholarship offers from East Carolina and NC State.
But McLean chose the Cowboys because he could play both football and baseball. He did that this fall. His Team USA baseball obligations limited his football season. He played in just 10 of the 13 games, completing 104 of 189 passes for 1,683 yards and 14 touchdowns.