OSU Eyes Pair Of Standouts During Camp

Oklahoma State's coaching staff is through much of the first week of camps and will be back on the road in Texas next week with Stephen F. Austin's coaching staff with stops throughout Texas. The Cowboys' high school three-day camp concluded Saturday morning with a younger (4th-8th grades) camp the rest of Saturday, and a high school age mini-camp Sunday.

The attendance for the three-day high school camp was around 200 players and there were two standout prospects that came to Stillwater for single sessions during the three-day camp.

Wide receiver/athlete Dominique Wheeler of Crocket, Texas, and quarterback Dane Evans of Sanger, Texas were both in on Friday. Wheeler was in Stillwater for the morning session and Evans for the afternoon session.

Wheeler is a four-star prospect, according to Scout.com, and last season had to play a little of everything for Crockett on its way to a 10-2 playoff season. He had to step in at quarterback because of an injury and rushed for 1,180 yards with an average of 14.9 yards per carry, and 16 touchdowns. He passed for 497 yards on 31 of 49 passes with five touchdowns.

At his natural position of wide receiver, the position he will likely play in college, he caught 16 passes for 306 yards and seven touchdowns.

Wheeler is 6-2, 180 pounds and ultra quick. He looked out of place at the camp as he was the most dominant skills player in the Friday morning session. He has offers reportedly from Baylor, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Utah, Clemson, Colorado, Michigan, and Missouri.

No word on what was discussed between Wheeler and the OSU staff, if anything. We tried to reach Wheeler but could not do so.

In the afternoon session, head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Todd Monken were interested observers in watching Dane Evans throw.

The 6-0, 196-pound Evans has thrown in front of that audience before, at least Monken, and has been impressive. He has a big arm and showed it again on the Boone Pickens Stadium turf on Friday.

Evans can make all the throws but the concern is his height. He threw for 3,420 yards and 37 touchdowns (303 attempts-203 completions-10 interceptions) last season for a standout team in Sanger. It would be guessing but my guess is that Evans is on the Cowboys quaterback list right below the current quarterback prospects that have been offered.

LSU, Northwesterm, Utah, and BYU, along with the Cowboys, have been the schools showing the most interest in Evans.

There are a lot of prospects expected in Stillwater for Sunday's mini-camp. One player who said he is coming is Cowboys commitment Kendall Sanders, who is interested in looking around the campus as much as anything.


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