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OSU football: Cowboys add junior-college linebacker

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s 2020 recruiting class got a boost with the announcement from Iowa Central Community College linebacker Lamont Bishop on Wednesday.

Bishop is the fourth linebacker and the 22nd player overall in the class. A 6-foot-3, 225-pound middle linebacker, Bishop could provide immediate help in the backup spot vacated by Kevin Henry, who transferred to Tulane for his final season of college football.

OSU returns both starting linebackers, Amen Ogbongbemiga and Malcolm Rodriguez, but is thin at the middle spot behind Ogbongbemiga.

Bishop suffered a torn ACL in early October, but should be relatively healthy by the time he arrives in Stillwater in June. He played in only five games last season, finishing with 39 tackles (7.8 per game), five for loss, a sack, an interception and two pass breakups.

OSU has three spots left in its 2020 class. Bishop, who has three years to use his final two seasons of eligibility, can sign his letter of intent next Wednesday.

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OSU mascot Pistol Pete during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. OSU won, 45-35. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

OSU mascot Pistol Pete during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. OSU won, 45-35. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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