How Will The Recruiting Class Finish Out?

We used to play a game a long time ago called, "how will the recruiting class finish out?" Let's get back to it, but this time I'm going to be more selfish while at the same time giving Cowboys fans the opportunity to be selfish. Below is my list of top 10 candidates I would like to see end up on the Oklahoma State signing day list by National Signing Day on Feb. 5, 2014.

Currently, the Cowboys have 22 verbal commitments and with the option of counting three players back that would report at the semester break, there is the opportunity for a total of 28 players in the upcoming recruiting class. Obviously, the number of commitments is contingent on all of them qualifying academically.

My list includes 10 players because you realize that you won't get them all. But I would think anyone would be happy with the players on this list. Then again, maybe your list will be better.

My Recruiting Top 10

(appearing in alphabetical order)

Trey Carter, DE
6-4 1/2, 255, 4.71
Dallas (Pinkston), Texas
Carter moved to Dallas for his senior season from Green Oaks Magnet School in Shreveport, La. He is an amazing physical prospect and has drawn heavy recruiting from a number of schools including Big 12 rivals like OU and TCU. He is scheduled to make an official visit to Oklahoma State for the Baylor game.

Cedric Johnson, DT
6-2, 285, 4.95
Rowlett, Texas
Oklahoma State offered Johnson in the summer and he is playing well as a senior. Rowlett finished 4-6/3-3 in district and qualified for the playoffs. They travel to Longview on Saturday afternoon.

Josh Keys, DB
6-2, 185, 4.4
Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., Miss.
Keys was at OSU on an unofficial visit this summer. What I am unsure of is whether he will graduate at midterm, which is a big factor. Gulf Coast lost the conference championship game and finished 8-2 on the season but will play in a bowl. Keys had 16 tackles, two interceptions, and a fumble caused and one recovered.

Brad Lundblade, C
6-3, 290
Argyle (Liberty Christian), Texas
A strong physical and intelligent center prospect has helped Liberty Christian to a 7-3 record and a 4-2 conference record. Liberty Christian will host San Antonio Catholic in the playoffs on Saturday.

Steven Parker, S
6-2, 185, 4.45
Jenks, Okla.
Parker has a lot of options. Many Oklahoma State fans believe he wants to be a Sooner but he stays in touch with the OSU staff. Jenks is 10-0/7-0 and the favorite to win 6A again. They will host Owasso on Friday night. Parker has 16 receptions on offense for 321 yards and a 20.1 yards per catch average and three touchdowns. His teammate and OSU commitment Dylan Harding has six touchdown receptions and they team in the Trojans secondary where Parker has 29 tackles with three interceptions this season and a sack. Cowboys may need to win Bedlam with Parker sitting there in the stands.

Joseph Paul, OL
6-6, 340
New Orleans (St. Augustine), La.
St. Augustine is 8-1/5-0 and heading to the playoffs and Paul is a big reason why. If he trims down some he is a tremendous tackle prospect, but heavier could live and thrive inside at guard. Oklahoma State has a presence in New Orleans with defensive line graduate assistant Eric Henderson.

Kaleb Prewett, DB
6-2, 200, 4.5
Blue Springs, Mo.
One of the best looking athletes out there, Prewett committed to Kansas State early like his running back teammate Dalvin Warmack, but activity at Blue Springs has picked up for both prospects and they have more options than before. First, they have playoffs and winning another state championship and that process starts with Lee's Summit on Friday. Prewett has four carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns running the ball. He has caught 18 passes for 381 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, his true home, he has 32 tackles with four interceptions, a fumble caused, and a fumble recovered.

Dalvin Warmack, RB
5-9, 185, 4.45
Blue Springs, Mo.
We wrote a story on Warmack earlier this week. Oklahoma State went to see him play and has offered. He has 195 carries for 1,706 yards with an 8.8 yards per carry average and 21 touchdowns. He has also caught 14 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He is really talented and might remind you some of a Kendall Hunter-type back.

Michael Warren, RB
6-1, 185, 4.45
Lawton, Okla.
Warren has crashed the recruiting scene in a big way. Schools like Washington State, Oregon State and Toledo have offered and now schools from the Big 12 are joining in. He is a strong vision runner that runs with his eyes and he is good at it. He also has high end straight speed. Lawton went 10-0/7-0 and started the playoffs on Thursday with Yukon. Warren has whopping 2,284 rushing yards on 224 carries. That is a per carry average of 10.2 yards. He has also scored 23 touchdowns. He has seven receptions for 163 yards with two touchdowns.

Kenny Young, ILB
6-2, 225, 4.65
River Ridge (John Curtis), La.
Young was in Stillwater in August for an unofficial visit and said he'd be coming back for an official look. He is one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation and has 92 tackles and three sacks so far for a 7-2/4-0 team.

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