Frontenac’s Landon Dean commits to Oklahoma State football

Dean was the southeast Kansas area Defensive Player of the Year in 2020.

FRONTENAC, Kan. – Frontenac High School standout Landon Dean is headed to the Big 12, committing on Wednesday night to play football at Oklahoma State.

“I know it’s going to take a lot to be able to compete at that level,” Dean says, “I’m looking forward to it. I’m just blessed to have the opportunity. However, right now all my focus is preparing for a great senior season here with the Raiders.”

Dean was the Sports in Kansas southeast Kansas area Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. He racked up 76 total tackles, including 38 solo tackles. He also had 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery.

After his senior year in 2021, he’ll head to his new home in Stillwater, hoping to make the same impact at the Division I level.

“I had a great virtual tour early on with the football program at OSU that really impressed me,” Dean adds, “I’ve been able to build special relationships with many of the coaches. I went down and walked on campus, and everything felt right.”

Dean has been recruited to play defensive end, but says there’s a possibility of being moved to tight end. He had other offers to play FBS football, including Big 12 schools Kansas State and Iowa State.