OSU Attracts Some Top Talent For Junior Day

There were some 50 prospects in Stillwater on Saturday for Oklahoma State's attempt at overlapping the 2012 and 2013 recruiting process. The Cowboys had three official visitors in an attempt to finish off the recruiting for the 2012 class, and there were some pretty talented members of the 2013 class in town too.

Among the 50-plus players in Stillwater for Junior Day were two of the more highly regarded quarterbacks in the region in Brayden Scott of Tahlequah (Okla.) Sequoyah and Austin Allen out of Fayetteville, Ark.

Also making the trip to OSU were two pretty good running backs in Broken Arrow's standout sophomore Devon Thomas, proving a sophomore can show up for a Junior Day, and all-purpose running back Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, Texas, fresh off being named the MVP of running backs at the Next Level Combine in the Dallas area.

There were also a pair of really talented players out of powerhouse Euless Trinity in Texas in wide receiver/tight end Jason Reese and defensive end Gaius Vaenuku.

Scott has already fielded scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Purdue and Tulsa. The Cowboys are close and may have offered the 6-3, 195-pound passer.

Scott is the son of Brent (Bear) Scott that played quarterback at Oklahoma State in the 1991 season. He is now the head coach at Tahlequah Sequoyah and he joined his son in Stillwater.

Brayden has started at quarterback the last two seasons and last fall completed 144-of-256 passing for 2,152 yards with 20 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. He also ran for close to 1,000 yards. Scott is a really strong talent and will be one of the top quarterback prospects in America.

Allen is the middle brother of a quarterbacking family and last season threw for 4,150 yards and an eye-catching 46 touchdowns in Fayetteville's march to the state championship. He is 6-2, 205 pounds and athletic. Hometown Arkansas wants him badly, but so do a lot of other schools.

Dontre Wilson is the next in line for greatness with the Eagles of DeSoto High School and he made short work out of impressing a number of folks at The Next Level Combine. He has had lots of visits from college coaches in January as their attention turns from the class of 2012 to the class of 2013.

Last season Wilson, who has legit 4.4 speed, rushed for more than 800 yards on 120 carries with 17 touchdowns. He also caught passes for 200 yards and five touchdowns and also had more than 1,000 yards in returns. Colorado, Colorado State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon State and Texas have already offered the 5-10, 180-pound speedster.

Devon Thomas earned All-Metro honors last season in helping Broken Arrow to the Class 6A state championship game against rival Union. Thomas, who is 6-0, 190 pounds, ran for 1,840 yards and 22 touchdowns on 201 carries. His standout games included a 248-yard, two-touchdown effort against Owasso and 247 yards and three touchdowns in the romp over Texas traditional power Odessa Permian.

Euless Trinity always has a good team and always has good players. Wide receiver Jason Reese and defensive end Gaius Vaunuku both made it to Stillwater on Saturday. Reese is 6-3, 205 pounds and in addition to interest from Oklahoma State, he's hearing from Missouri, Oklahoma and Oregon.

Vaenuku, who at 6-4, 250 pounds but with 4.9 speed, can cover the field sideline to sideline and is just as good rushing the passer as he is dropping into zone blitz coverage. Michigan, Oregon, BYU and Stanford join Oklahoma State in showing early interest in Vaenuku.

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