Ben Owens' high school career ended last Friday night with Bearden's 26-20 loss to Altheimer in overtime in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.
The 6-2, 210-pound linebacker then headed to Oklahoma State, where he took an unofficial visit and watched the Cowboys manhandle Baylor 49-21 in Stillwater.
"My parents and I really enjoyed our trip and I really enjoyed watching them play," Owens said. "They're fan support was a lot better than I was expecting. There was a whole lot of orange there."
Owens will now move on to basketball - Bearden starts practice Monday and has it first game against Fordyce on Friday - and recruiting.
He will take official visits to Arkansas, Oklahom State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas State and possibly Louisiana-Monroe.
"Those are the ones that I am really interested," Owens said. "All the Arkansas fans know how much I love the Razorbacks."
The Arkansas one will be in Jan. for a basketball game, etc.
Owens finished the season with a whopping 129 tackles and also rolled up 1,207 yards and 17 touchdowns for a 7-4 squad.
"That was a tough way to end the season, but I thought we played hard and gave it our all this year," Owens said. "That's about all you can really ask for."
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