Cowboys To Host Last Summer Camp on Sunday

The Oklahoma State football coaching staff will conduct its final camp involving high school players and in some cases recruiting prospects Sunday when the staff hosts a one-day minicamp at Boone Pickens Stadium that begins at 2 p.m. with pre-camp registration starting at 1 p.m.

The camp will consists of a tour of facilities, speed training, tips on conditioning, strength training, and nutrition from Rob Glass and the Cowboys strength staff.

Also, there will be football skills drills at every position conducted by the Oklahoma State football staff and some competition between campers in the form of seven-on-seven work and some light work, stressing footwork with the linemen.

This final camp usually has a high walk-up count. As of last week there were some 70 campers expected but with walk ups that could easily climb over 100. Oklahoma State had approximately 120 players at a similar camp earlier in the summer.

Among the players expected that Go Pokes has confirmed are local standouts in tight ends Zac Veatch (6-4, 235, 4.8) out of Broken Arrow and Matt Gallagher (6-4, 225, 4.8) out of Owasso.

Gallagher is a huge Oklahoma State fan and Veatch is a player that a number of schools like on both side of the ball, including Baylor, Houston, OU, and Tulsa. Another tight end expected to be attending is Grant Davis (6-4, 241) out of Houston (Kingwood), Texas.

Also, from the Houston area it is expected that Galena Park North Shore offensive guard/center prospect Paul Lewis will be in. Lewis was rumored to be an Oklahoma State commitment earlier in July but in reality is coming up to see if the Cowboys will offer. He has said if they do, he would be inclined to accept. The 6-3, 260-pound Lewis has his cards all on the table.

We had an inquiry from a subscriber that said he heard that wide receiver/defensive back Brandon Sheperd of Chesterfield (Parkway Central) Mo., visited Oklahoma State unofficially this week on Tuesday.

Sheperd does have an Oklahoma State scholarship offer in addition to offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri, and Northern Illinois. We couldn't confirm that he made an unofficial visit but have heard he is going to be at the camp on Sunday.

The 6-2 1/2, 189-pound Sheperd is very talented with a 4.48 clocking in the forty. He caught 20 passes for 448 yards and six touchdowns last season as a junior. On defense, he had 52 tackles with six sacks, and two interceptions.

Kevin Peterson out of Wagoner, a standout Oklahoma prospect at defensive back, is slated to attend. As is Stillwater wide receiver Jesse Vester, who has been to several Oklahoma State camps.

A couple of younger prospects are known to be making the trip to Stillwater for the event.

One of the fastest linebackers in Oklahoma among 2013 prospects, Daniel Krenger of Oklahoma City (Bishop McGuinness), will be there. Krenger also plays basketball and runs track for the Irish. He has had three older brothers precede him as football starters at McGunnness, including one that made All-State.

Peyton Newell out of Hiawatha, Kan. is a 2014 defensive tackle prospect that is 6-2, 255, and runs a 4.85 reportedly. He is already drawing attention from the likes of Oklahoma State, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.

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