Cowboys Showing Interest In Backs

Port Arthur Memorial running back Corey Dauphine said he is still solid with Texas Tech but he is also still enjoying talking to recruiters, a list that now includes his latest offer from Oklahoma State.

"I told them thank you but I am still Texas Tech," Dauphine said. "I'm solid with Texas Tech, but I'm still talking to schools like Oklahoma State and Arkansas contact me a lot."

Dauphine is one of several running backs offered scholarships in the wake of the de-commitment from McKinney (North), Texas running back Ronald Jones II.

The Cowboys are pressing and Dauphine is a highly regarded target. Wisconsin commit Jordan Stevenson of Dallas South Oak Cliff and Aca'cedric Ware of Cedar Hill, Texas also are OSU targets. Ware is committed to USC, one of the schools pursuing Jones II.

The 6-1, 185-pound Dauphine has been committed to Tech since Feb. 2, but he has made a few trips visiting former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars on Oct. 24 and then checking in for an official visit to Tennessee, where he is being recruited by former OSU running backs coach Robert Gillespie, on Nov. 14.

This season Dauphine carried 179 times for 1,215 yards and 9 touchdowns. Last season as a junior he carried 94 times for 565 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was the fastest 200-meter man in the state of Texas last spring with a state championship and a fastest time of 20.76 seconds.

"Track is coming up, but I still have some recruiting to go before then," he said. "I am liking recruiting."

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