Seales Ready To Be A Playmaker

The numbers may still small compared to some of the past performances by recent Oklahoma State wide receivers but judging from his performance against Mississippi State to the touchdown catch in San Antonio to the 43-yard flea flicker caught against Kansas State, Jhajuan Seales is making a name and a reputation for himself. After redshirting a year ago, he is rapidly becoming a contributor.

"The speed of the game," answered Seales when asked about the adjustment from Port Arthur Memorial High School in Texas to catching passes as an Oklahoma State Cowboy. "From high school, the speed wasn't as fast and there wasn't much of a tempo. So, that's what I had to adjust to."

Seales has 19 catches for 250 receiving yards and a touchdown this season. It is his athleticism and skill which has helped make his reputation as a playmaker that the quarterback should look for in games.

"I'm not really worried about that as as long as both the offense and the receivers are working well," said Seales. "That's all that matters."

Seales understands that facing top-flight corners like Jason Verrett and Kevin White of TCU will be a test. The Frogs have one of the best secondaries in college football and the Cowboys need the receivers to get the ball rolling so to speak.

"They play a lot of off-coverage and stuff like that," added Seales." "We have to figure out which plays to run against that. They're a pretty good team, and we don't take any teams for granted.

"It's very physical and we have to work really hard in getting off the ball. We have to go out there, practice hard and get ready to play the game. We have to study a lot of video and have to work really hard in knowing that their instincts are."

Part of the preparation, a favorite part for Seales, are one-on-one drills with the Cowboys corners. Seales and others acknowledge that he gets great competition every day of the week in preparation for Saturdays.

So, which OSU corners give him the greatest challenge? "I say all of them are great but Justin Gilbert is one of them, Tyler Patmon, Kevin Peterson, and Ashton Lampkin. I like to go against all those guys and they all make me better," said Seales showing he has diplomacy skills as well.

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