Which Recruits Saw OSU-Texas Tech?

Thursday night games - like Oklahoma State hosting Texas Tech at Boone Pickens Stadium this week - are great for exposure, but not necessarily good for hosting prospects at the game, certainly not during the high school regular season as most prospects either were preparing for games on Friday night or may have even had a Thursday night game.

It is worth noting right now that running back Ronald Jones Jr., had a game last night for McKinney North. Boy, did he have a game! The speedy, slippery, and strong Jones rushed for 393 yards and six touchdowns on 38 carries in a 49-46 loss to Wylie East. It was a monster game that witnesses called one of the best games they have ever seen from a high school running back in Texas.

There were still close to 30 high school players attending Thursday nights's Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game at Boone Pickens Stadium. But most were local area players that are not actual prospects to be recruited. There were four prospects we saw there worth noting.

2015 Prospects
Aaron McKinney, LB, 6-3, 190, Midwest City, Okla. - Playmaker we like and that was never contingent on his teammate Will Sunderland, who is committed to OU.
Brandon Prather, WR/CB, 6-0, 170, Stillwater, Okla. - Speedy and athletic prospect that has upside.
Josh Wariboko, OL, 6-3, 315, Oklahoma City (Casady School), Okla. - Highly regarded prospect that was once committed to OU and was a recent Under Armour All-American Game selection.

2016 Prospect
Logan Roberson, OL, 6-5, 300, Harrah, Okla. - Keep an eye here because this kid is legit and may turn out to be a top prize in the 2016 class in Oklahoma

With the Cowboys 45-35 win over Texas Tech, their sixth in a row over the Red Raiders, the Oklahoma State coaching staff after grading video and meeting with the players on Friday afternoon turn their attention to recruiting.

Some of them hit the road for games on Friday night. We know a few locations they are heading.

Safeties coach Tim Duffie will head to Houston and Crump Stadium for the rivalry matchup between Alief Taylor and Alief Hastings. The Cowboys have a commitment from Taylor safety Kenneth McGruder, but McGruder took an official visit to Nebraska last weekend to watch a former teammate play for the Huskers against Miami (Fla.). McGruder told Scout.com Houston recruiting insider Ahmard Vital that he was still solid with Oklahoma State and that he talked to head coach Mike Gundy about the visit and Gundy "was cool."

Cornerbacks coach Van Malone is in Nacogdoches, Texas to watch unbeaten Nacogdoches host Lufkin. One of the prize commitments of the Cowboys 2015 class is Dragons corner Jaylon Lane. The 6-1 1/2, 175-pound Lane is a stellar defender against the pass.

Offensive line coach Bob Connelly is going to be in Oklahoma City to watch Dallas St. Mark's at Casady as he will be eyeballing Wariboko, who was as mentioned earlier at the Cowboys win over Texas Tech.

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich will be in Edmond to watch Edmond Santa Fe's Edlam Game with Edmond Memorial. Yurcich will be looking at Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre.



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