Trio Of Commitments Please Cowboys

The last several days Oklahoma State has entertained some prospects and some of those resulted in verbal commitments. This week they added Ramon Richards, an athletic quarterback who will be a DB at OSU; James Washington, an explosive Class A standout and All-State performer with a :49.6 in the 400 meters, a 6-6 high jump and a 38-inch vertical, and then big Euless Trinity lineman Lemaefe Galea'i.

It's a recruiting burst and the Cowboys coaching staff took time from the recruiting burst to play in the Mike Gundy Media Golf Day on Thursday. OSU video coordinator Jeff Naple led a team that included Mike Noteware and Wade McWhorter of OSU Athletic Media Relations to a scorecard tiebreaker win over receivers coach Kasey Dunn's team.

Recruiting coordinator Johnny Barr looked fresh coming off the course and has a smile on his face this week with all the positive activity. Colby Daniels of Triple Play Sports Radio played with assistant recruiting coordinator Mike Gross and said that Gross can hit it a long way.

Oklahoma State cornerbacks coach Van Malone has been involved in a lot of the recruiting activity and seemed happy about the way it is going. By NCAA rules he can't talk about commitments or prospects but he did address some of the concern of fans over the ranking of some recruits in the class.

"I don't look at stars," said Malone. "We look at tape and we look at kids that we can see in camps and how they play football.

"I mean we've won a lot of games here with guys that love to play the game of football. That is what the head man (Gundy) talks about is having guys that love to play the game. Like Josh Stewart, I don't know how many stars he had (actually 3 stars) but he loves to play the game. He would run Highway 51 all the way to I-35 and back just to play the game.

"I promise the guys we're getting love to play the game and we're excited about those guys. We're not through, we're still working," said Malone as he was climbing in his vehicle to get back to the office.

Oklahoma State has 15 commitments but is expected to recruit a full class of 25, so there are still 10 more places in the class.

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