OSU picks up Muncrief

In their search for an offensive playmaker for the future with explosive speed, the Oklahoma State coaching staff apparently turned into the State of Oklahoma to add Madill speedster Caleb Muncrief to the 2012 recruiting class.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Muncrief has serious speed as he has been clocked as fast as 4.37 in the forty and last summer ran 4.41 and 4.4 flat in a speed development session in a camp at Oklahoma State. Over the past two seasons Muncrief has rushed 2,773 yards and 44 touchdowns on 329 carries. Prior to the offer from Oklahoma State Muncrief was verbally committed to Tulsa.

"It has been pretty wild (today)," Caleb Muncrief told us after he called back following track practice. Last week Muncrief opened his indoor season winning the 60 meters in the OU Indoors Invitational in a time of 6.98 seconds. "This was my dream school and I had said all along that if I got the chance then I was going to take it."

His father seconded the feelings about the hectic nature of the day.

"It has been a crazy day here," said Caleb's father, Mike Muncrief. "He called Coach Blankenship up at Tulsa and told him, but he had always said that if Oklahoma State offered right up to the last day he was going to take it. I've watched my son and how hard he has worked and this was his dream (to play at Oklahoma State)."

After Caleb found out about the offer and spoke with the Oklahoma State coaches including coach Mike Gundy, he felt compelled to do something that wasn't easy. Muncrief called Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship to tell him.

"That was really tough to do," said Muncrief, who had been committed to Tulsa since the summer.

A selection for the All-State team and the East squad in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Game, Caleb was also honorable mention All-State in The Tulsa World. This fall he carried 200 times for 1,571 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also returned punts and kicks for Madill. As a junior he carried 129 times for 1,202 yards and a whopping 9.3 yards per carry average as well as 20 touchdowns.

Speaking of track, Muncrief is very accomplished at that sport as well. Last year he finished second in the Class 4A State Meet in the 100 meters with a time of 11.0, the only runner ahead of him was Kevin Peterson of Wagoner with a time of 10.86 seconds. That means the top two finishers in the meet are in the Oklahoma State recruiting class. Muncrief said his singing ceremony at Madill will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, but he will sign the papers and have them in much earlier.

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