OSU's Junior Day Will Have Texas Flavor

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and his staff will host the second Junior Day of the winter for high school players from the 2013 and the 2014 classes on Saturday. The events will include a meeting with Gundy and the staff, lunch, tours of the facilities, and at the end of the event the opportunity to attend the Oklahoma State-Texas basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The first Junior Day on Jan. 28 had a heavy Oklahoma flavor to it with almost 50 attendees and nearly 60 percent of them from inside the state. Edmond Sante Fe safety Khari Harding, Tahlequah Sequoyah quarterback Brayden Scott, Tulsa East Central linebacker Kimmie Carson, and Broken Arrow running back Devon Thomas (a 2014 recruit) were some of the bigger names attending.

Also, DeSoto, Texas wide receiver Kyle Collins, St. Louis Mary Institute lineman Jack Kurzu, Euless Trinity wide receiver Jason Reece, and defensive end teammate Gaius Vaenuku were standout out-of-state attendees.

There will be more of a Texas flavor Saturday with more than 90 percent of the attendees expected to be from south of the Red River. The Cowboys are cramping the style of schools like Texas A&M and Texas Tech that also have events planned Saturday and will be losing out attendees to Oklahoma State.

Among the expected attendees are Wyle East wide receiver Marcel Ateman, Lancaster cornerback Dakota Austin, Waco Miday linebacker Chrishard Buhl, Cypress Woods linebacker Deoundrei Davis, Mansfield tight end Trent Gow, Dallas Jesuit Prep offensive lineman J.J. Gustafson, Mansfield Summit linebacker Quan Mathews, Lancaster safety Joseph Paden, Tyler John Tyler wide receiver Fred Ross, Frisco Centennial cornerback Ranthony Texada, and DeSoto running back Dontre Wilson.

Non-Texans scheduled for this session include Jenks wide receiver Jordan Smallwood, Tulsa East Central wide receiver/cornerback Stayvon Taylor, and 2014 senior and Hiawatha, Kansas tight end/defensive end Peyton Newell, who had a stellar camp session in Stillwater last summer.

Wilson may be the top prospect in Stillwater on Saturday. The speedster from DeSoto, Texas already has offers from close to 25 schools including Oklahoma State. He recently told Scout that his top group includes Texas, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Texas A&M and Notre Dame.

The 5-10, 180-pound Wilson is a true scatback that can make plays in both the running and passing game. Last season he rushed 127 times for 767 yards and 15 touchdowns. He caught 12 passes for 246 yards and two more touchdowns.

Deoundrei Davis is a 6-3, 215-pound very speedy linebacker who has offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and OU. His schedule includes spring stops at Oklahoma State, Texas, OU, and Texas Tech (in that order).

Gustafson is a big kid out of powerhouse private Catholic school Jesuit in North Dallas. He is 6-6, 270 pounds and has offers from the likes of Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Michigan, Nebraska, OU, Stanford, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Gow is a very legit tight end prospect at 6-3, 235, with 4.7 speed. He caught 10 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns this season, wirh 13 catches for 129 yards and two scores as a sophomore.

Ateman has 11 offers including Arizona, Baylor and Michigan. The 6-4, 189-pounder had 67 receptions for 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season.

Dakota Austin was the top corner prospect at the NLA Showcase earlier this year, and the 5-11, 165-pounder had 80 total tackles last season.

Buhl is a really good football player who has his coach's admiration. "Chrishard Buhl is a great and passionate player that does a lot of things for us," said Midway head coach Terry Gambill. Buhl is 6-3, 190 pounds and very athletic.

From Oklahoma, Smallwood had 50 catches for 726 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He has great size and knows how to go up and get the football.

Taylor is a two-way player that might be better suited at cornerback. The 5-11, 160-pound athlete has offers from Arkansas, Tulsa and Utah State.

The total attendance for the second Junior Day is expected to exceed the first as close to 60 prospects are expected in Stillwater.

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