That hasn't always been the case when OU was hosting a spotlight game. It's another sign of how Oklahoma State's visibility has increased. Two of the Cowboys 34 unofficial visitors that we verified are currently among the 12 verbal commitments in the 2015 Oklahoma State class.
There was some bad news on Saturday. Although expected, Midwest City safety Will Sunderland, my personal top pick as the top prospect in the state for the 2015 class, committed to Oklahoma via Twitter while at OU for their game. The Cowboys really weren't looking for a safety with the remaining numbers in their 2015 class, but would have taken Sunderland because of his standout abilities.
Here is a breakdown of the Cowboys visitors to the 43-13 win over UTSA. There were no official visitors on campus and all were there at the game as unofficial visitors, meaning they paid for their transportation, received up to three complimentary tickets to the game, and paid for the meal that was offered before the game.
Kolar is off to a strong start this season with two wins. While he did not have to throw the ball a lot on Thursday night in a dominating win over Yukon, he was able to throw for over 300 and really step out in the Timberwolves season-opening win over rival Norman. Wilson is looking for his third straight All-State season and another Private School State Championship season. Midland Christian is 3-1 with three dominating wins over Monahans, Wall, and Highland Academy in Arkansas before losing to powerful Shreveport Calvary this past week.
2015 Prospects (6)
Jeremiah Booker, 6-3, 180, WR/S, College Station, Texas
Kaelon Love, TE/LB, 5-11, 215, Oklahoma City (John Marshall), Okla.
Devin McCord, WR, 5-8, 160, Frisco (Centennial), Texas
Trenton Mooney, OL, 6-6, 260, Lamar, Mo.
Ty Smith, RB/LB, 6-0, 180, Stillwater, Okla.
McKinley Whitfield, RB/LB, 6-4, 195, Spiro, Okla.
Personally, I think this is a small but a very solid group of prospects, as I love McKinely Whitfield and saw him in camp this summer. He can play a lot of positions and is very athletic. Booker is a very athletic prospect as well. Mooney is one of the better offensive line prospects in Missouri, and McCord is a speedster.
2016 Prospects (21)
Jaylon Alexander, DB, 5-10, 165, Tulsa (Memorial), Okla.
Manuel Burch, QB, 6-2, 185, Roland, Okla.
Breyden DeSpain, WR, 6-3, 185, Oologah, Okla.
David Feliciano, RB/LB, 6-1, 215, Allen, Texas
Myles Ferguson, OL, 5-10, 170, Afton, Okla.
Justice Hill, RB, 5-11, 185, Tulsa (Washington), Okla.
Nick Lenners, TE, 6-4, 235, Lincoln (Southwest), Neb.
James Lewis, LB, 6-0, 190, Tulsa (Memorial), Okla.
Tramonde Moore,OL, 6-6, 310, Oklahoma City (John Marshall), Okla.
Jimmy McKinney, LB, 6-1, 220, Oologah, Okla.
Brock Monty, QB/DB, 6-3, 185, Wichita (Kapaun Mt. Carmel), Kansas
Hayden Moore, OL, 6-4, 280, Duncan, Okla.
Walter Neil, CB, 5-9, 160, Lawton (MacArthur), Okla.
Jason Pirtle, WR, 6-2, 210, Locust Grove, Okla.
Ry Schneider, OL, 6-3, 302, Minco, Okla.
Quint Scoufos, QB, 6-4, 230, Sallisaw, Okla.M
Ethan Spurlock, QB/LB, 6-2, 165, Mountain View/Gotebo, Okla.
Trevor Taylor, LB, 5-11, 190, Locust Grove, Okla.
Jace Webb, OL, 6-4, 230, Hollis, Okla.
Dae Williams, RB, 6-1, 217, Sapulpa, Okla.
Darran Williams, RB, 6-0, 175, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
This is an impressive list of visitors, especially in Oklahoma the 2016 class looks really impressive. Look at the sizes and from all over the state, and a few out of state prospects as well. With the 2015 class being a smaller one and close to two-thirds complete, getting a jump on 2016 is a smart deal for recruiting coordinator Johnny Barr, his assistant Mike Groce, head coach Mike Gundy and the entire football staff. I've seen Hill in person and he has the chance to be special. Lenners is very impressive on tape and I can't wait to look at the linemen such as Tramonde Moore, Hayden Moore, Ry Schneider and Jace Webb.
2017-2019 Prospects (5)
Johnny Brannon, LB, 2017 class, Prosper, Texas
Dilon Burmeier, QB/LB, 2019 class, McAlester, Okla.
Devontae Lee, Ath., 2018 class, Oklahoma City (John Marshall), Okla.
Trey Mooney, Ath., 2017 class, Lamar, Mo.
Keyshawn Shells, RB/DB, 2017 class, Oklahoma City (John Marshall), Okla.