Cowboys Looking At Possible Additions

There are always some good players that for one reason or another don't end up inking on signing day, and those players are often looking for a landing spot later in the spring. Oklahoma State's walk-on program has brought in such talents and witnessed them make significant contributions and often earn a scholarship. This week the Cowboys have two such football prospects looking at opportunities.

On Tuesday afternoon, Oklahoma Christian Schools wide receiver/defensive back Blake Barnes made the trip to Stillwater with his parents to check out the Oklahoma State program.

Barnes earned plenty of honors this season in helping the OCS Saints to the Class 2A state championship game where he scored two receiving touchdowns and also made a key fourth quarter interception on the field at Boone Pickens Stadium.

On the season, the 6-3, 205-pound Barnes caught 63 passes for 1,289 yards with a whopping 24 touchdown receptions. Barnes also had five interceptions on defense. As a junior for the Saints, he had 40 catches for 521 yards and five touchdowns. On defense he had 74 tackles with four interceptions, a sack, a fumble caused, and a fumble recovered.

Barnes' mother attended OSU and he has a sister currently attending OSU. He could easily play on offense or defense.

Later in the week, Flower Mound all-purpose player Matt Hirst will be checking out Oklahoma State. The 6-4, 210-pound Hirst has played wide receiver, outside linebacker, and quarterback in his prep career.

Hirst finished out playing quarterback last season, completing 41-of-78 passing for 461 yards with three touchdowns and just a single interception. He also rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns.

Hirst caught plenty of passes earlier in his career and is also a possibility for defense.


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