Kolar, Parents Make Unofficial Visit

We had already heard that there was a quarterback recruit in Stillwater on Friday making an unofficial visit with his parents. While eating lunch at Karsten Creek, we did not have to do any guessing or running down of the identity. Norman (Okla.) North quarterback John Kolar and his parents were enjoying lunch with Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and his wife, Julie.

Norman North head coach Wade Standley was aware of the unofficial visit by his quarterback. Oklahoma State has offered a scholarship to the 6-4, 190-pounder that stepped in this past season when Alabama signee David Cornwell was injured.

Kolar kept the Timberwolves offense in high gear and actually threw for a better completion percentage and posted a stunning 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions ratio that was the best in the state.

Kolar actually finished with 65 percent completions on 109-of-169 pass for 1,693 yards and the 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. He also ran 56 times for 287 yards with three touchdowns (5.1 ypc average). Before taking over for the injured Cornwell, Kolar caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.

His most impressive game came in the season ender for Norman North as he completed 22-of-32 passing for 349 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff loss at Mustang.

During his sophomore season, Kolar was 2-for-2 passing for 36 yards and ran six times for 34 yards.

Playing behind Cornwell may have helped Kolar some with schools that were alert to the injury. But some, no doubt, looked at the Norman North passing numbers and may not have realized that it was a different quarterback doing the work.

Kolar has size and is a good student. His parents are both Notre Dame graduates, and his mother was a scholarship athlete for the Irish in volleyball.

Besides the lunch at Karsten Creek, we're sure the day included a tour of the West End Zone facilities, a campus tour, a look at the living arrangements on campus, and a meeting with head coach Mike Gundy.

There's no word on any reaction by Kolar and his parents, but we will check sometime over the weekend to find out the impression the Kolars had from the visit.

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