Cowboys Recruiting Notebook

Standout Oklahoma high school quarterback and Elite 11 finalist David Cornwell was not in Stillwater on Monday but he will make a visit to the Cowboys football complex on Tuesday.

Cornwell, who recently was granted the fall semester of eligibility that he was seeking from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), had the visit planned before Mason Rudolph committed last week.

Cornwell said he will make the visit even though the Cowboys have their quarterback in the 2014 class in Rudolph out of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C.

Cornwell said he still wants to make the trip to Stillwater in order to keep a good relationship with Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.

The 6-5, 220-pound Cornwell will play for Norman North this fall. Payton Prince, is tight end with the Timberwolves, is coming with Cornwell on the visit.

Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Nebraska, Auburn, Indiana, and Tennessee are among the schools that have offered Cornwell. He has said he will make his commitment later in June to the school where he'll enroll for the spring semester.

Last season, playing at Jones High School, he completed 191-of-338 passes for 2,742 yards with 27 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Cornwell also ran for 755 yards last season.

Younger Reed in Camp at OSU
The Cowboys are wrapping up camp season with a three-day high school camp that will finish with one more practice on Tuesday morning. One of the campers is 6-2, 175-pound receiver and cornerback J.R. Reed, the son of former Minnesota Vikings All Pro receiver Jake Reed.

The younger Reed plays at Prestonwood Christian in Plano, Texas. He is pretty good and has an offer from UNLV. He has looked good in camp and is apparently on the Cowboys radar screen. His dad has been on campus the past few days watching his son work in the OSU camp.

Sione Palelei is Pretty Talented
Our friend Mike Coppage over in Louisiana that does a good job covering the state and the Southeast for Scout says he really likes running back Sione Palelei from Gonzales (East Ascension), La.

The 5-9, 195-pound runner of Somoan descent that moved to Louisiana from Salt Lake City, Utah was at Oklahoma State's Saturday one-day minicamp where he ran a blistering 40 that some watches had in 4.35. Coppage said that is what he has listed Palelei at all along. Palelei was consistent with that on Saturday.

As a sophomore, he rushed for more than 700 yards and seven touchdowns. Last season, I could not find complete stats for Palelei, but the New Orleans Times Picayune had him rushing nine times for 151 yards and a touchdown against Baton Rouge Catholic. He also carried 21 times for 121 yards against Denham Springs scoring a touchdown. Against Tarr, he scored a 30-yard touchdown to win the game and finished with four carries for 127 yards in the contest. He is also a strong hitter on defense and special teams.

Palelei can bench press 185 pounds 38 times and has a max of 355 pounds. He recorded a time of 10.99 seconds in the 100 meters in track this spring.

Arkansas, Arizona State, Missouri, BYU, Georgia Tech, Utah and Wisconsin are among the schools that have offered. One thing is certain, Palelei is a one heckuva an athlete and it was fun to watch him last Saturday.

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