Mustang Sleeper Visits Cowboys Practice

It was hard not to notice the 6-3, 215-pound athletic looking individual standing on the sidelines watching Oklahoma State's spring football practice on Wednesday. He was walking up and down the sidelines following specific drills and certain action, primarily on the defensive side of the ball.

We ran into an old friend in Mustang (Okla.) High School head coach Ty Prestidge, who was there to watch former Mustang star David Glidden. He also visited with another former Mustang standout and NFL prospect Josh Cooper.

While talking to Prestidge we learned the identity of the young man on the sidelines.

Corey Irwins is a hard luck story if there ever was one. But if he can stay healthy and stay on the field this fall he may surface as one of the better prospects in Oklahoma.

"He was over at Western Heights in junior high and his momma moved out to Mustang," said Prestidge. "He is a really good athlete and can play basketball too, but he's had some injuries. He had a knee that needed to be scoped and he hurt his shoulder after just three games last season."

That explains Irwins not being as noticeable on the recruiting grid. As a sophomore he played enough varsity to gain 80 yards and score a touchdown on the ground and also catch a couple of passes, while picking up more time on defense and special teams.

"He can really play on defense and this season I think we'll have him at linebacker," said Prestidge. "Then on offense when we get in our diamond formation he can really run. We will use him there too."

Irwins is hoping to get into some camps this summer and that would help him as well. He is certainly a prospect that we will keep tabs on, and I'm thinking we won't be alone.

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