A Number Of Prospects Watch Cowboys

One of Oklahoma State's prime targets in the 2013 recruiting class is a speedy, versatile, excels-in-space running back. Speedster Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, Texas fits the bill with his 767 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns on the ground as a junior and his 246 receiving yards and two more touchdowns.

The 5-10, 180-pound Wilson is a speedster on the football field and on the track, and that is why he was not one of the prospects in attendance Saturday at the Oklahoma State Orange-Gray Spring Football Finale.

However, there were at least 25 other prospects in attendance and you could divide them into three distinct categories: 2013 prospects, 2013 commitments and 2012 signees.

There were a number of 2013 prospects -- such as Stilwell (Blue Valley), Kansas offensive tackle prospect Clay Rhodes (see other story on the site) -- that were in Stillwater to watch the Cowboys final spring workout.

Tyler (John Tyler) wide receiver Fred Ross, the 6-1, 180-pound speedster with 99 receptions as a junior who has already committed verbally to Oklahoma State, was at Boone Pickens Stadium to see the passing show.

Six of the Cowboys 2012 signees made the trip to Stillwater, including Wichita (Collegiate), Kansas defensive end Trace Clark and Chesterfield (Parkway Central), Missouri wide receiver Brandon Sheperd.

So was Stillwater High School signee Jesse Vester, a double signer with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M J.C., where Vester said he will start his college career in Miami, Okla.

There were also some 2012 prospects that are looking for a school to walk on and play for in the fall. An example of that category is offensive lineman Hunter Higgins of Amarillo (Tascosa), Texas.

As for Wilson, we spoke with his dad, Don, who explained that Dontre was busy Saturday running track for the DeSoto Eagles, and that is why he missed the spring game in Stillwater. The big news his dad revealed is that Wilson will make a college decision known sometime in the next month or more.

"He is going to go make his decision at the (DeSoto) spring game on May 25," said Don Wilson. "He did good yesterday. They ran both the relays, the 4x100 and the 4x200 and won them both over competition like South Grand Prairie and Mansfield Timberview. He did not run his open 200. He will run that at the regional qualifying meet next Friday and Saturday at Baylor."

Cowboys assistant Doug Meacham has been recruiting Wilson and seems to have a really good relationship with him, according to comments from Dontre, who has been to Stillwater and was at last year's Bedlam game. In addition to Oklahoma State, Wilson has offers from the likes of Arizona State, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, and Texas A&M among many others.

Here is a list of prospects we actually saw at the Spring Football Finale (remember this is not a complete list as there were players that arrived late).

Dan August, DE, 6-2, 220, Tulsa (Victory Christian), Okla.
Grant Canis, OL, 6-3, 270, Midland, Texas
Zach Crabtree, OL, 6-7, 260, 5.1, Mansfield, Texas
Jackson Dillon, TE, 6-5, 220, Ringling, Okla.
Tavares Garner, CB, 5-11, 165, Manvel, Texas
Nick George, DE, 6-1, 200, Tulsa (Victory Christian), Okla.
Devin Harris, CB, 5-10, 170, Arlington, Texas
Hunter Jarmon, WR, 6-0, 185, Waco (Midway), Texas
Cre Moore, CB, 6-0, 175, 4.5, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Clay Rhodes, OL, 6-6, 265, 4.9, Stilwell (Blue Valley), Kansas
Foster Sawyer (2014 prospect), QB, 6-4 1/2, 214, Aledo, Texas
Cole Taylor, P/K, 5-11, 200, Tulsa (Victory Chrisitan), Okla.
Zac Uhles, OL, 6-4, 260, Norman, Okla.
Dalton Vondra, TE, 6-5, 260, 4.9, Kennedale, Texas

2012 Signees
Trace Clark, DE, Wichita (Collegiate), Kansas
Caleb Muncrief, RB, Madill, Okla.
Kevin Peterson, DB, Wagoner, Okla.
Brandon Sheperd, WR, Chesterfield (Parkway Central), Mo.
Jesse Vester, WR, Stillwater, Okla.
Michael Wilson, OL, Aledo, Texas

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