Recruiting Update As Playoffs Continue

With the already written about exploits of Oklahoma State quarterback commitment and Illinois high school record setting two-time state champion signal caller Wes Lunt excluded here, there are a number of Cowboy recruiting commitments and still being pursued prospects that are playing in their state's high school football playoffs.

Unfortunately, in Georgia, one Cowboy commitment saw his team's dramatic playoff run come to an end. One of the top wide receiver prospects in the South, and really the nation, C.J. Curry of Flowery Branch caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from talented quarterback Kanier Coker but the Falcons fell to Ticker 42-34 in the Class 4A quarterfinals. It was a great run for Curry, who also had a reverse for a big play in the loss to Tucker. The 6-1 1/2, 205-pound Curry is a very gifted prospect.

Closer to home, Heritage Hall running back Barry J. Sanders scored the first touchdown on a long run Friday night and added a back breaking interception return for a touchdown in the Chargers 49-20 third-round win over previously unbeaten Seminole. Now Heritage Hall will head to Stillwater where on Friday night at Stillwater's Pioneer Stadium they will take on unbeaten Cascia Hall. A battle of the Halls in Stillwater at 7:30 on Friday night.

Down the street within eyeshot of Pioneer Stadium at Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium, and at the same time, Kevin Peterson and Wagoner will be playing for the Class 4A State Championship against Oklahoma western high school powerhouse Clinton. Peterson, who is being recruited by the Cowboys for the secondary, had touchdown runs of two and six-yards in Wagoner's 43-20 win last Friday over Bishop McGuinness.

On Thursday night at Boone Pickens Stadium the Oklahoma 6A State Championship will be contested as Broken Arrow and tight end and Oklahoma State commitment Zac Veatch will try to break the stranglehold on the 6A title that neighbors and rivals Union and Jenks have had on it. The Tigers will tackle Union in a re-match of a tremendous game played way back in September. Broken Arrow earned their way into the finals with a 30-17 win in the semifinal over Owasso in Muskogee last Friday night.

Down in Texas, wide receiver Blake Webb of The Woodlands has had a stellar playoff run. The 5-11, 187-pound speedster was fairly quiet on Saturday with just three rushes for 24-yards, but the threat of his catching passes allowed The Woodlands to run the football and beat Mesquite 24-6. The Woodlands is now 12-1 and will prepare for another trip back to Waco ISD Stadium on Saturday with a 4 p.m. meeting with Dallas Skyline in a 5A Division I/Regional II final.

Eric Davis is one of the best defensive linemen in Texas in this class of 2012 and after de-commiting from Texas A&M and changing his pledge to Oklahoma State he made an unselfish move for his team as Davis moved from defensive end to defensive tackle and the Tyler John Tyler Lions started a nine game winning streak that continued on Friday with a 42-39 win over previously unbeaten Highland Park. Now Davis and the Lions will play Sherman on Friday night at SMU Ford Field in the Class 4A Division I/Regional II final.

As for Texas Prospects, Trey Williams, currently committed to Texas A&M, had 155-yards and a 58-yard touchdown run on 28 carries. Williams also returned a kickoff 99-yards for a touchdown in Spring Dekaney's 17-6 win over Longview in Corsicana on Saturday. Now Dekaney will take on rival Spring Westfield in the Class 5A Division II/Regional II final.

Also, currently committed to Texas A&M, but a former Oklahoma State pledge; Bralon Addison willed his Fort Bend Hightower team to a 21-14 playoff win over Cy-Fair and into the Class 5A Division I/Region III final against defending Class 5A State Champion Pearland. The 11-2 Hightower team benefited from an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown by Addison. At his quarterback position Addison added 135-yards rushing on 16 carries. He also completed 9-of-17 passing for 85-yards. The showdown with Pearland will be at Houston's Tully Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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