Rudolph, Grandpa Excited For OSU-TCU

Oklahoma State paid a visit last week to the 2014 recruiting class quarterback commitment as the Cowboys staff used the bye weekend as a recruiting evaluation weekend. Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was in Rock Hill, S.C., to see Northwestern High beat Clover 49-6 to improve to 7-0. Cowboys commitment Mason Rudolph was 14-of-16 passing for 215 yards with five touchdown passes.

"We kind of struggled on the first drive but then we got it going," explained Rudolph in what has to rank as a little bit of an understatement.

The 6-4 1/2, 215-pound Rudolph is a little bit of a perfectionist, and he said that while he is happy with the way the season has gone. It has not been easy.

"We had a couple of games against Lancaster (34-0) and South Pointe (27-0) where we didn't produce in the second half," said Rudolph. "We changed it up this week at practice and really stressed the little things.

"We worked on catching the ball and I had been making some poor reads. We got it right. The line has been great and the receiver corps has been awesome and they have really bailed me out at times."

Rudolph, who has really progressed under the tutelage of Northwestern head coach Kyle Richardson, said they will work on going 8-0 and continuing as the top ranked team in South Carolina's Class 4A on Friday at Fort Mill. Then Rudolph has a plane to catch.

"That's right, I'll be at the TCU game," said Rudolph. "I leave in the morning at 7:30 a.m. and then I connect in Atlanta and fly into Oklahoma. I should get there right around kickoff.

"My grandpa from Virginia is going with me. He and my grandma come down each week for my games. I was going to take my dad but my parents are going to come on my official visit later. My grandpa is excited."

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