Spring Football Notebook

Some out-of-state high schools are still enjoying a spring break and there were several Oklahoma City-area prospects that made it up to Stillwater on Thursday for the Oklahoma State spring practice. It was hard not to notice Midwest City All-State safety Will Sunderland. The 6-2, 195-pound Sunderland is about as good looking a prospect as you will find.

Sunderland and his parents spoke with Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy, and Sunderland was seen talking to a number of the other prospects that were visiting.

Last season, he reportedly had 98 tackles and five interceptions in earning All-State honors. He has scholarship offers from the Cowboys, Kansas State, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He is being recruited by a wide variety of schools.

Honestly, he looks like a college football player now as he is physically mature and very muscular.

Coach Felix Curry, the defensive coordinator at Fort Smith Northside High School in Arkansas and the father of current Cowboys wide receiver C.J. Curry and cornerback Darius Curry, was in Stillwater with his youngest son, Justin. The 5-10, 205-pound running back has offers from Arkansas State, UConn, and Purdue. He has interest from a number of other schools including Oklahoma State.

Also, there from Northside was defensive lineman Daytrieon Dean. Dean is interested in Oklahoma State even though he is committed to Arkansas. The 6-3, 265-pound Dean is fast enough to play defensive end and may grow into a defensive tackle. He also was offered by Arkansas State and Mississippi with interest from Alabama and Auburn.

D'erren Wilson is a 6-3, 176-pound wide receiver from Greenville, Texas that attends Bishop Dunne High School. He lists a forty time of 4.48 and says Oklahoma State is his leader.

Another wide receiver locally is Denver Johnson, the big 6-3, 205-pound wide out from Oklahoma City Casady School. Johnson had 39 receptions for 506 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

Ashton Preston is a 5-11, 179-pound cornerback out of Edmond Santa Fe with a lot of recruiting interest, mainly from Wisconsin with Iowa State, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, and Oklahoma also showing interest. His teammate Jeremy Cox, a linebacker, was also in attendance.

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