All of the returning varsity players are expected back in Stillwater. For those already perusing preseason football magazines, ignore the talk of a transfer defensive back becoming eligible in former Arkansas cornerback David Gordon. Gordon is listed in several publications as coming eligible this season in Stillwater but he quit the team before the end of the season last fall.
Three players are expected to be sitting out summer workouts while working to rehab injuries -- safety Lavocheya Cooper (knee), safety Markelle Martin (shoulder), and wide receiver Michael Harrison (foot). All are expected to be ready for the 2011 season.
As for newcomers, the three freshmen and three junior college transfers who enrolled in January are set to return with the varsity. Those players are freshmen quarterback J.W. Walsh, offensive guard Travis Cross, and linebacker Kris Catlin, and junior college transfers Michael Bowie (offensive tackle), Maurice Hayes (defensive tackle) and Ryan Robinson (defensive end).
Now for the information that everybody has been asking about. We have checked and here is the list of newcomers that will report early for summer school and summer workouts.
James Castleman, DT, Amarillo, Texas
Devin Davis, OL, Nacogdoches, Texas
Alex Elkins, LB, Blinn C.C./Keller, Texas
Matt Green, PK/P, Lexington (Lafayette), Ky.
Jonovan Griffin, CB, McKinney (Boyd), Texas
Lyndell Johnson, Star LB, Plano (East), Texas
Nico Ornelas, LB, North Richland Hills (Richland), Texas
Demarcus Sherod, LB, Dacatur (Columbia), Ga.
Josh Stewart, Ath., Denton (Guyer), Texas
Herschel Sims, RB, Abilene, Texas
Two early reporting walk-ons
Caleb Thyer, DT, NEO A&M J.C./Miami, Okla.
Drake Smithton, WR, Woodward, Okla.