Cowboys Welcome Four Visitors

A crazy week of recruiting takes Oklahoma State into its second biggest visit weekend of the recruiting season. The Cowboys will be one step closer to a full staff when new inside receivers coach Jason Ray arrives on Saturday. Four visitors are expected in Stillwater, including two defensive linemen, one junior college defensive tackle and a defensive end out of the DFW Metroplex.

One of the top athletes in Kansas and longtime commitment Jerel Morrow takes a break in his successful high school basketball season to make his official visit. Talented deep snapper Kaleb Smith, who has also long been a pledge to be a part of the Cowboys program, also will be making his official visit.

Our best guess is the Cowboys have right around three spots left on their board for members of the 2013 recruiting class.

We believe that junior college mid-term arrivals and early signers in offensive lineman Brandon Garrett and Arizona Western defensive end Sam Wren will count back to the 2012 class. Georgia defensive end Naim Mustafaa is already on campus but is a commitment that counts in the 2013 class.

Potential players joining Wren and Mustafaa on future defensive lines could be recent recruit Ofa Hautau from powerhouse Snow Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 6-2, 290-pound Hautau had 41 tackles this past season with 22 unassisted. He had five sacks.

Defensive end Vili Leveni of L.D. Bell High School in the DFW suburb of Hurst is 6-4, 220 pounds, and he had 41 tackles with three sacks and 11 tackles for loss this past season.

Morrow committed to the Cowboys early in the summer and is a two-way player at Emporia High that earned All-State honors from as many as five sources after this season. He was noted as a receiver on three of those teams with 38 receptions for 726 yards and five touchdowns. He was listed as a defensive back on two All-State squads.

Smith told Mike Gundy earlier this fall that he was coming to OSU to be the future deep snapper at Oklahoma State. Despite pleas from the likes of Texas, TCU and Texas A&M, and receiving scholarship offers from Tulane, Columbia and Air Force, he has stayed with his promise. Smith, 6-3, 225 pounds, also played on the offensive and defensive lines for Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal while earning All-SPC North honors this season.

The last weekend for visits starts on Friday, Feb. 1, and the Cowboys are expecting explosive DeSoto, Texas standout Dontre Wilson to visit that weekend.

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