Return Of Recruiting Scoop

Back several years back we published a recruiting notes column entitled "Recruiting Scoop" but it kind of went away with doing so many individual updates. In honor of our good friend to Go Pokes Magazine and GoPokes.com, Roscoe Migliore, we are bringing back "Recruiting Scoop."

Recruiting can get crazy and sometimes jumbled up. That appears to be what happened earlier this week when a bunch of people made an honest mistake in listing talented quarterback and baseball player Patrick Mahomes of Whitehouse, Texas, as receiving an offer from Oklahoma State.

Mahomes, who has posted terrific numbers with 3,839 passing yards and 46 touchdowns with just nine interceptions, has multiple offers. He is heading to Texas Tech this weekend for the Red Raiders spring game.

It seems his coach got a call from a coach that offered a scholarship and informed Patrick about it. The coach was Doug Meacham, formerly the inside receivers coach at Oklahoma State, but now the offensive coordinator at the University of Houston.

The mixup had some people scratching their heads wondering what was going on until it got cleared up later in the week. The scholarship offer is to the University of Houston, and not Oklahoma State.

Speaking of quarterbacks, as reported last week on Scout and Go Pokes that position will be well represented this weekend at the Cowboys spring game as top-rated quarterback prospect Kyle Allen of Scottsdale (Desert Mountain), Ariz., and members of his family will be in Stillwater for the game.

Also expected to attend Saturday are highly regarded quarterbacks Mason Rudolph of Rock Hill (Northwestern), S.C.; Brandon Dawkins of Westlake Village (Oaks Christian), Calif., and Brad Kaaya out of West Hills (Chaminade), Calif.

That is quite a contingent of quarterback. With a two-year separation between a quarterback in the 2014 class and the other quarterbacks such as J.W. Walsh and Wes Lunt already on the roster that has to be attractive.

One of the Cowboys 2014 commitments will be on hand in Broken Arrow, Okla. running back Devon Thomas. He will be joined by his talented teammate and OSU offeree at linebacker Gyasi Akeem.

Wide receiver Cameron Sims out of Louisiana has an Oklahoma State offer as does Klein (Collins), Texas cornerback Jordan Thomas, and both have said they will be at the game.

Offensive linemen will be conspicuous as Ty Barrett (6-5, 300) of Dallas (Skyline), Texas; Lemaete "Junior" Galeai (6-4, 310) of Euless (Trinity), Texas; Colby Hegwood (6-5, 300) of Pearl River C.C. in Mississippi; center prospect Brad Lundblade (6-2, 285) of Argyle (Liberty Christian), Texas, and Chandler Miller (6-3, 265) of Bixby, Okla., are all expected to be on hand at Boone Pickens Stadium.

There are a lot of other really intriguing prospects that we saw at the Nike Football Training Camp recently in Allen, Texas that said they were making the trip to Stillwater, including Hebron cornerback prospect Braelon Evans, Jenks defensive back Dylan Harding, Dallas South Oak Cliff wide receiver Fonzale Davis, and Southmoore receiver Jalen Adams.

It should be a big day and you don't want to forget the incoming freshmen that just signed in February. Dawson Bassett of Tuttle, Okla., will be making his official visit as he was a late commit.

His new classmates -- wide receiver Marcell Ateman, offensive lineman Zach Crabtree, kicker Ben Grogan, offensive lineman Jack Kurzu, offensive lineman Jaxon Salinas, deep snapper Kaleb Smith, and defensive back Jordan Sterns -- will all be on hand.

One other note as Northeastern Oklahoma A&M all-conference defensive tackle Deonte Cruse, part of a conference championship team that totaled 51 sacks last season, is making the trip to Stillwater. He is considering walking on at OSU after turning down scholarship offers at Middle Tennessee State and Grambling.


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