Texas Recruits Had Nice View Of OSU Win

Oklahoma State may have made a strong impression on some of the Texas Longhorns recruits who were in attendance for last Saturday's game. It was a huge recruiting weekend for Texas, including some of their commitments like linebacker Otaro Alaka out of Cypress Falls High School and safety Jamal Adams out of Lewisville Hebron among the star-studded cast of official and unofficial visitors.

Both Alaka and Adams were recruited heavily by Oklahoma State. Oddly enough, the Longhorns sit their recruits on the 50-yard line behind the visitors bench. I mean directly behind.

From where they were seated the prospects can see all that goes on in the visitors bench area and look across the field at the Longhorns. Oklahoma State's recruiting staff eyeballed all the talent visiting the Longhorns but in accordance to NCAA rules did not make any contact with them.

Still, the Longhorns recruits had a front row seat for the Cowboys win and their celebration in the latter stages.

Among those highly ranked prospects behind the OSU bench were Denton Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard, Beaumont Ozen speedster corner Tony Brown, defensive end Derrick Roberson from Brenam, Texas City wide receiver Armanti Foreman, and top-rated running back Leonard Fournette of New Orleans St. Augustine.

There were also a number of 2015 prospects, and the sights and sounds of an Oklahoma State win could have resonated more with them. Among those players were Missouri City teammates in cornerback Kendall Sheffield and athlete J.W. Ketchum, Missouri City Ridge Point linebacker Cameron Townsend, Sherman offensive guard Aaron Garza, wide receiver Kenan Sieverand of Cy Ridge, Desoto defensive end Bryce English, and Buda Hays offensive tackle Connor Lanfear.

In the end, Texas might want to reconsider where they seat their recruits with Oklahoma State in the house.

By the way, the Cowboys used to sit their recruits on the south side at the far west end but now seat the prospects on the first few rows in the west end zone. The low seats give a unique perspective to the game and the band seated up and behind the recruits helps the atmosphere.


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