A four-sport athlete who played both ways on his high school football team ... Ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals ... 247Sports lists him as the No. 29 overall prospect in the state of Oklahoma and as the No. 102 tight end prospect in the national class.
Played for coach Richard Norman at Wynnewood ... Led his team to an 11-4 record and a state championship game appearance as a senior, earning third team all-state honors from The Oklahoman and honorable mention all-state honors from the Tulsa World ... Vype Top 100 blue-chip prospect in Oklahoma ... Missed the first five games of his senior year with an injury, but in his next 10 games he caught 15 passes for 396 yards and seven touchdowns, while racking up 53 tackles, six sacks, seven tackles for loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a blocked kick on defense ... Played in 10 games a junior, leading his team with 16 catches, 407 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns ... Also recorded 25 tackles and a sack on defense .. Caught 19 passes for 388 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore ... Also a talented athlete on the Wynnewood basketball, baseball and track and field teams ... Chose Oklahoma State over offers from Rice, Air Force, Army, Central Arkansas, Wyoming and others.
Baron Odom was born March 5, 1998 ... Son of Brad and Tammy Odom ... Father, Brad, played football for East Central University, winning a national championship ... Uncle, Barry Odom, played football for Missouri and his now the head coach at Mizzou ... Uncle, Brian, played football for Oklahoma and Southeastern.
"Baron is an intriguing kid because he is a four-sport athlete. I don't know if I've ever had a four-sport athlete before. He plays football, basketball, baseball and track. I asked him how he did baseball and track at the same time, and he said the school doesn't schedule a track meet and baseball game on the same day. I really like that he's an Oklahoma kid and he's from a small town. He's a 4.0 student, a four-sport athlete and he's from a coaching family. His uncle is Barry Odom, the head coach at Missouri. He has another uncle who coaches in the college ranks, and his dad has coached at different times. Obviously, the kid has all those different intangibles. I really like that. I think he's a Blake Jarwin-prototype. He's 6-foot-5, 225 lbs. He runs good routes. We have to get him in the weight room to get him bigger, but that's why we have Coach Glass down in the weight room. I think he'll plug-in and do a good job. Hybrid guy but he can also play the in-line tight end position for us. I'm really excited about him coming to the program, and I think he brings a lot to the table."
-- Cowboy Backs coach Jason McEndoo