Mickens, who was the MVP in the recent Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which also featured Cowboy recruit and just enrolled quarterback Wes Lunt, is a four-star Scout prospect and has earned some All-American mention.
What strikes you and what you have read about in stories by Scout.com National recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman, who has good eyes on the West Coast, is that Mickens has big-time speed. He is a blazer, whether in the run game or as a receiver.
This past season his team at Los Angeles Dorsey High School went 11-2 before being eliminated in the playoffs. Mickens had 20 total touchdowns with 32 receptions for 558 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 378 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also was a huge contributor on special teams.
In our texting, Mickens said it is Washington that is the other school he is deciding between Oklahoma State for his signature. He reinforced that he will make the decision public on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles at The ESPN Zone. He has promised us a way to listen in live, so we will have that news almost as soon as it happens.
Gundy and Cowboys co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer also visited Seth Jacobs, the very talented star linebacker prospect from Arroyo Grande, Calf. We tried to reach Jacobs by phone and text but weren't able to get any information on how his evening went.