Prospects Watch Cowboys Practice

Oklahoma State took advantage of its location and the holidays to showcase their program for some prospects including big 6-4, 310-pound committed offensive lineman Lamaefe "Junior" Galea'i. He did not have to go far to see Saturday afternoon's practice as it was held on his high school practice field at Euless Trinity High School.

The Cowboys practice went for about two hours and it was apparently open for a little over an hour and a sizable number of recruits and area coaches took advantage of it.

Being a dead period, the Oklahoma State coaches and support staff could only sign in the visitors while explaininn the guidelines. OSU football staff members could not talk recruiting with any of the prospects, coaches or family that were in attendance.

Galea'i was the only local area player committed to the Cowboys that was at Saturday's practice but there were a lot of younger players and prospects that watched.

Big center Brad Lundblade of Argyle, Texas, and Liberty Christian School was there. Lundblade, who is 6-2 1/2, 286 pounds, has said he will walk-on at Oklahoma State. That would be a huge bonus.

One of the players we were able to pick out of the crowd was speedster Ryan Newsome of Aledo, Texas. The 5-9, 170-pound flyer that plays some receiver, running back, returner, and wildcat quarterback runs a 4.41 legit forty. In the recent state championship for Aledo, he scored on a 28-yard reception and a 59-yard touchdown run as Aledo beat Brenam 38-10.

On the season, Newsome had seven punt returns for touchdowns, one short of the national record. He rushed for 826 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 83 carries. He caught 21 passes for 532 yards and 11 touchdowns.

A 2015 prospect, Newsome has scholarship offers from TCU, Baylor, Clemson, OU, Colorado State, Oregon State, Texas Tech, and UCLA. Oklahoma State, along with Oregon, Texas and Texas A&M, are showing interest.

Recent District 10-4A Most Valuable Player Brooks Burgin was at the OSU practice. The Highland Park quarterback is 6-1 1/2, 185 pounds and he threw for 3,491 yards and 31 touchdowns in leading the Scots to the state semifinals. He also ran for 707-yards and 19 touchdowns. Like Newsome, Burgin is a 2015 recruit that has a senior season coming up next fall.

The remainder of the Oklahoma State practices are listed as completely closed.

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