Big Recruiting Weekend Heating Up

Sunday will be a busy day as we try to reach out and get concrete information from as many of the active Oklahoma State prospects, including committed recruits, that we can. There were 15 visitors at Oklahoma State this weekend, and all that were expected did show. And, I believe the Oklahoma State class did grow by at least one or two.

Now here at Scout and Go Pokes, we will not attempt to contact a prospect until they are off campus. That means any prospect at Oklahoma State for an official visit or any other campus he may be visting. We do that out of respect for the prospects, the coaches and schools, and the process of recruiting.

That said, we already know things through the advent of social media and, in my case, having people I know in the Stillwater and Oklahoma State community that come in contact with information on recruiting weekends.

I do believe that Oklahoma State picked up new commitments this weekend. One that I am most certain about is offensive lineman Michael Wilson of Aledo, Texas.

The previous Texas A&M pledge is 6-6, 280 pounds and did a bulk of blocking for Texas commitment and national record-setting running back Jonathan Gray. Wilson was at several gatherings on campus this weekend and made it known that he was switching to Oklahoma State. It is also reported in one newspaper that several Cowboys players and committed prospects were on Twitter saying Wilson is onboard with the Cowboys.

The other commitments are not as clear right now, but I believe there will be several.

Now for prospects on visits to other schools. Twitter is, again, the source of All-State wide receiver Keon Hatcher of Owasso, Okla., stating that he is apparently staying with his commitment to Arkansas. Hatcher tweeted on Saturday night that he is 100 percent a Razorback.

Finally, we'll check but there is further information from out west that Los Angeles (Dorsey), Calf., speedster athlete Jaydon Mickens did not get on a flight he was booked on Saturday morning to make his visit to Oregon.

We really believe that Mickens, who said he would announce with a "hat ceremony" on Jan. 31 at the ESPN Zone in Los Angeles, is down to Oklahoma State, Oregon and Washington. Last weekend after a trip to Oklahoma State that he said went really well, he had Oregon second, and Washington third behind Oklahoma State leading. Bill Haisten of The Tulsa World has a good feature on the sudden and perhaps, successful recruiting relationship between Mickens and Oklahoma State.

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