OSU's Junior Day Appears To Be Successful

It may take several days to get in touch with some of the top prospect that attended Saturday's Oklahoma State's Junior Day. But it appears the day was successful for what Junior Days are in this new climate of recruiting. Receiving early commitments is not expected as players are looking at offers, evaluating coaches, establishing relationships, and getting a feel to compare to other schools.

It appears that Oklahoma State had around 55 prospects in for the day. We heard from wide receiver Marcell Ateman from Wylie (East), Texas, and that Oklahoma State offered him. We also have confirmation that the Cowboys offered Fred Ross from Tyler John Tyler. The 6-1, 185-pound receiver caught 93 passes for 1,264 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.

Two other prospects that Oklahoma State offered early and would appear to be really high on are DeSoto, Texas running back Dontre Wilson and Cypress (Woods), Texas linebacker Deoundrei Davis.

Wilson went to Saturday's OSU-Texas basketball game with his family and was eating at Chili's when we reached him. We found out he has a great time and we told him we would talk to him later and not interrupt his meal with his family.

Wilson was at last season's Bedlam game and had a great time. It would not be a stretch to think that he is the top running back target for Oklahoma State in 2013.

Davis said he spent most of his time on Saturday with co-defensive coordinator/linebacker coach Glenn Spencer. Davis said he got a full tour of campus and checked out the football office and stadium. He also said he got plenty of time in head coach Mike Gundy's office.

There was also a 2014 prospect in the house in tight end/defensive end Peyton Newell from Hiawatha, Kan. The 6-3, 260-pound Newell runs a 4.81 and has a 32.5-inch vertical. He bench presses 325 pounds and squats 570 pounds. This season he earned all kinds of honors with 74 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, and six sacks. On offense he had 12 receptions for 246 yards and three touchdowns.

A pair of celebrity prospects in Stillwater on Saturday were the Hunters out of Prosper, Texas. Money Hunter is a wide receiver and Darius Hunter is an athlete that could play multiple positions. The two are both sons of former Major League Baseball standout Torii Hunter.

Here is a partial list of who we were able to find out was in attendance for Junior Day:
Marcell Ateman, WR, 6-4, 190, Wylie (East), Texas
Dakota Austin, CB, 5-11, 170, Lancaster, Texas
Chrishard Buhl, LB, 6-3, 190, Waco (Midway), Texas
Kenneth Burks, RB, Mansfield, Texas
Zach Crabtree, OL, Mansfield, Texas
Austin Davis, OL, 6-4, 250, Mansfield, Texas
Deoundrei Davis, LB, 6-2, 210, Cypress (Woods), Texas
Trent Gow, TE, 6-3, 235, Mansfield, Texas
Matt Griffin, OL, 6-3, 290, Denton (Ryan), Texas
J.J. Gustafson, OL, 6-6, 270, Dallas (Jesuit Prep), Texas
Nick Hardaway, OL, Oklahoma City (Westmoore), Okla.
Darius Hunter, Ath., Prosper, Texas
Money Hunter, WR, Prosper, Texas
Quan Mathews, LB, Mansfield (Summit), Texas
Antonio McGee, DT, 6-2, 270, Bossier City (Parkway), La.
Marchie Murdock, WR, 6-2, 175, Mansfield (Legacy), Texas
Peyton Newell, TE/DE, 6-3, 260, Hiawatha, Kansas (2014 recruit)
Brad North, OL, 6-3, 280, Allen, Texas
Joseph Paden, RB, 5-10, 185, Lancaster, Texas
Spencer Roberts, DE, 6-0, 230, Tyron (Sandy Creek), Ga.
Fred Ross, WR, 6-1, 180, Tyler (John Tyler), Texas
Jalon Scott, CB, 5-11, 180, Dallas (Carter), Texas
Jordan Smallwood, WR, 6-3, 200, Jenks, Okla.
Stanvon Taylor, DB, 5-11, 160, Tulsa (East Central), Okla.
Ranthony Texada, DB, 5-10, 180, Frisco (Centennial), Texas
Marquis Warford, RB, 5-10, 170, San Antonio (Madison), Texas
Dontre Wilson, RB, 5-11, 180, DeSoto, Texas
Dezmond Wortham, RB, 5-11, 200, Carrollton (Hebron), Texas
John Jefferson, RB, 5-10, 180, Killeen (Shoemaker), Texas


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