Cowboys Spring Football: A-to-Z, Part 8

Leading up to the start of Oklahoma State's spring practice on March 10, we are restarting a series we began several years ago for Go Pokes Magazine. We will be evaluating each and every player in the Cowboys football program, comparing where they currently stand on the team with what they have accomplished, and what their chances are of moving up on the depth chart next season.

Remember, we will only be looking at players participating in spring practice or currently with the football program.

Nate Miller, WR
5-10, 185, Jr.
Lawton (MacArthur), Okla.
Miller is an extremely hard working walk-on who has really helped in practice and working on scout teams. Coaches are generous with compliments of how much he puts into his effort on the scout or demonstration squads. He catches the ball well and has good athletic ability. You have to really respect the spirit of young men like Miller as he could have played at a smaller Division II-type school.

Jerel Morrow, CB
6-0, 186, RS-Fr.
Emporia, Kan.
Morrow is a tremendous talent who is on loan to the track program this winter for the indoor season as he is involved in long jump. He will return to the track team after spring football to compete during the outdoor season in the long jump, high jump, and possibly triple jump. I would project him as a prime candidate for the second line on the two-deep at cornerback. He has all the tools and is a big, good-size corner. He is fast and athletic and could also be involved in kickoff and/or punt returns as well as coverage units on special teams.

Caleb Muncrief, RB Madill, Okla.
This is a huge spring for Muncrief with Desmond Roland sitting out while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery. Muncrief will be cometing with Rennie Childs, Corion Webster and newcomer Devon Thomas. Roland will be back in the summer and fall. Last season, Muncrief helped on special teams some while carrying six time for 18 rushing yards. He has excellent straight-on speed and is strong but needs to be more elusive in space to produce big plays. Spring is critical for his advancement and consideration of more playing time.

Archibald Ocloo-Lee, CB
5-8, 174, So.
Moore (Westmoore), Okla.
A walk-on that will have his best chance to get on the field by attracting enough attention in drills to be considered for special teams duties. He has a good attitude and is well liked by teammates. He is also a good student.

Emmanuel Ogbah, DE
6-4, 270, So.
Fort Bend (George Bush), Texas
Ogbah took off last season and really became a big playmaker for the defense in the last half of the season. He is big, strong and still very quick off the edge. He gives you an NFL-style defensive end. His numbers included 20 tackles (15 unassisted), 5.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, four quarterback hurries and a fumble recovered. I would expect even more from him this season. Jimmy Bean, Sam Wren and young pup Vili Levini could stage a real stiff competition for pass rushing honors in the defense that figures to turn even more aggressive in the future. Ogbah has turned it up in the offseason workouts as he is very tough to handle in anything explosive as far as drills and competition.

Here is a schedule for the rest of the series:
Thursday, Feb. 27 - P/Q/R
Sunday, March 2 - S
Monday, March 3 - T/U/V
Wednesday, March 5 - W/X/Y/Z

Spring football begins on Monday, March 10.


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