Orange Blitz Will Draw Some Big-Time Recruits

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and his staff and players will host all the willing Cowboys fans Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium for the Orange Blitz. The bigger the crowd the better because Gundy and Co. will also be visited by a good number of recruiting prospects, primarily those in the 2015 class but also some younger players for future recruiting classes.

We reported on Wednesday that McKinney North running back Ronald Jones, a four-star prospect with Scout who has offers from a ton of schools and has narrowed his list down to Oklahoma State, Baylor, Arkansas, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oregon, USC, and OU.

Jones rushed for 2,406 yards and 39 touchdowns last season, and he has a sister that is a junior studying Journalism at Oklahoma State. Jones fits exactly the profile that Oklahoma State seems to be seeking for the running back position in its offense.

It also appears that a grouping of quarterbacks will make their way to Stillwater. This is quarterback recruiting season as most schools like to get that position out of the way early. Oklahoma State has a commitment from Norman North standout John Kolar and the Cowboys are looking to add another in the class to get up to four scholarship quarterbacks in the program.

The headliner at the position visiting this weekend -- other than the previously committed Kolar -- would definitely be Zach Gentry, a four-star prospect out of Albuquerque (El Dorado), N.M. Gentry is 6-6 and 232 pounds and can really throw the football.

Nick Tiano (6-4, 197) from Chattanooga (Baylor School), Tenn.m Brett Kean (6-1, 206) from Lakewood (St. Edwards), Ohio; and Kyle Kearns (6-2, 188) of Santa Ana (Foothills), Calif. are also expected to make the trip to Stillwater.

Defensive linemen will be in vogue as well as Keke Kingsley (6-4, 270) of Richmond (George Bush), Texas told Scout he was coming to Stillwater for the event.

We have discovered that Taaj Bakari (6-2, 287) from Mansfield (Legacy), Texas, and Darrion Daniels (6-4, 275) of Dallas (Bishop Dunne), Texas, are both expected. All three players listed above have scholarship offers from Oklahoma State.

Two-time state champion shot-put performer Kaden Jackson, a two-year starter on the defensive and offensive line for defending Class 3A state champion Kingfisher, has a track meet but has said he will head to Stillwater as soon as he finishes the shot put. The 6-2, 265-pound Jackson is, in our opinion, a really terrific prospect.

Among the others that will be there will be University of Michigan super senior transfer safety Josh Furman, who is following in line with what Tyler Patmon did last season and will transfer following graduating. Furman played in eight games and started three for the Wolverines last season. He is 6-3, 200 pounds and originally from Annapolis, Maryland.

Others we hear will be in Stillwater are Cowboys offensive line commitment Johnny Wilson from Midland (Texas) Christian, talented cornerback P.J. Mbanasor from Pflugerville, Texas, and wide receiver Emmanuel Adesokar of Tulsa Victory Christian.

Rockwall, Texas running back Chris Warren III will be there as will a couple of young junior-to-be running backs, Tyler Adkins of Tulsa Union and Taven Birdow of Altus.

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