During the first semester of summer school, in addition to Rob Glass's strength and conditioning workouts, which will conclude with another early Friday morning session of stadium steps and a weight room workout before the start of the Fourth of July weekend, the players have gathered late afternoons on Monday and Thursday for the metabolic workouts.
That will move to three times a week starting next week, and also starting next week will be the second wave of newcomers. That list includes at least 11 new players with 10 scholarship freshmen and one recruited walk-on in wide receiver Dillon Fedora from Hattiesburg, Miss., the son of former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and current Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora.
The list of scholarship freshmen reporting brings in all signed freshmen except for Irving (MacArthur), Texas athlete Johnny Haynes, who is going to Navarro (Texas) Junior College and Hidalgo, Texas defensive tackle Alex Villareal, who is heading to NEO A&M J.C.
The players reporting for orientation, in addition to Fedora, include:
Jimmy Bean, DE, Denton (Guyer), Texas
Torrance Carr, ATH, Richardson, Texas
David Glidden, WR, Mustang, Okla.
Miketavious Jones, CB, Galena Park (North Shore), Texas
Ashaad Mabry, DT, San Antonio (MacArthur), Texas
Isaac Maselera, DB, Glenpool, Okla.
Isaac McCoy, WR, Alma, Ark.
Mike Mustafa, DT, Katy (Cinco Ranch), Texas
Desmond Roland II, ATH, Dallas (Lake Highlands), Texas
Ryan Simmons, LB, Cibolo (Steele), Texas
These players have orientation this week, in addition to moving into their living arrangement in the University Village. Next week they will all begin classes in the second semester of summer school and will also begin testing and workouts with the strength and conditioning staff.
For awhile those workouts will be separate from varsity members and other newcomers that have been here since the start of summer school as they are at a capacity where they can do more. The newcomers will join with the rest of the squad for the above mentioned metabolic workouts.
It was great to see Larry Fedora and talk with him Thursday as he was here bringing Dillon in to join the OSU program, a program that he grew up in. At Oak Grove High School in Mississippi, Fedora had a stellar career and was all-area as a senior. As a junior he caught 32 passes for 432 yards and seven touchdowns.
We just saw a few of the new scholarship freshmen hanging out. Mike Mustafa is every bit of 6-4, 300 pounds. He looks pretty solid. Ashaad Mabry also looks ready to potentially help as he is 6-3, and 290 by looks. Two other freshman that really passed the eye test were athlete Desmond Roland II and Ryan Simmons. Both look really impressive for freshmen.
We'll have more after we see them running around on the field with the rest of the squad next week.