Several Recruits Watch Friday's Practice

We saw two of the recruits that attended Oklahoma State's Friday practice and there were reportedly a couple of others on the sidelines. Quarterback Ryan Novak of Littleton (Heritage), Colo., and his mother made the trip to Stillwater to take in the practice.

The 6-5, 220-pound Novak is the son of one of the best referees in college football in Big 12 official Scott Novak, who was the referee along with his crew in the BCS National Championship Game last January in New Orleans.

The younger Novak hit the recruiting radar screens as a sophomore when he completed 150-of-291 passes for 2,226 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Last season as a junior he threw for 1,163 yards and five touchdowns. He is looking to bounce back big as a senior.

He is checking out Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State and Purdue in addition to Oklahoma State this spring. Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tulsa and UCLA have also shown interest.

Daniel August is a good looking defensive end prospect who has evaded the recruiting sites for some unknown reason. He is very impressive on tape and in person. Smart and phyiscal on the football field, the 6-3, 230-pound August doubles as a defensive end and guard on offense for Victory Christian High School in Tulsa.

Last season he finished with 110 tackles, nine sacks, and a fumble caused. August attended Friday's the practice with is dad and the entire Victory Christian coaching staff, including former Cowboy player and Victory head coach Brent Marley and offensive coordinator Ron Smith, formerly head coach at Edmond Deer Creek, Owasso and Bartlesville.

The father of two college quarterbacks, Ron was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Mike Gundy at Midwest City High School.


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