Which OSU Targets Are In All-American Games?

A Christmas treat for Oklahoma State fans is a look at the upcoming high school All-American games and some of the potential announcements and players involved that either are still possible OSU Cowboys or were on the recruiting radar screen at some point.

Also, remember to keep an eye out because I truly think the latest scholarship offers to go out to running backs, a talented trio in Texas, could result in action even though we are in a dead period in recruiting. We will be watching what happens with Port Arthur Memorial's Corey Dauphine, Dallas South Oak Cliff's Jordan Stevenson, and Cedar Hill standout Aca'cedric Ware.

Okay, here are the All-American games and the critical participants.

Under Armour All-American Game
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, 3 p.m.
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Possible Future Cowboys
Jalin Barnett, OG, 6-4, 300, Lawton, Okla.
Not announcing at the game but it looks like an Oklahoma State and OU recruiting battle as Arkansas is reportedly out. He is an All-State player that helped his team to the state championship game before losing to Bixby. He is supposed to visit OSU on Jan. 16.

Tyron Johnson, WR, 6-2, 190, New Orleans (Warren Charter), La.
Considered one of the best wide receiver prospects in the nation and the top prospect in Louisiana, Johnson (shown in the photo above) has long been an OSU target. He will announce during the game his college choice between Oklahoma State, Georgia, Auburn, and LSU. You have to favor LSU, but remember he is scheduled to visit OSU on Jan. 16, so this could be a provisional announcement with a visit pending. NOLA.com shows him with 42 receptions for 572 yards, a 13.6 yards per catch average, and six touchdowns.

Ronald Jones, II, RB, 6-0, 185, McKinney (North), Texas
This is a sore spot for OSU and their fans as after eight months committed and saying he was 100 percent OSU before going on visits to USC and Notre Dame that he asked OSU head coach Mike Gundy if he could take, Jones de-committed. Since then the Cowboys have cranked up their running back recruiting as they have playing time available in a hurry for a new running back. ESPN says he will announce at the game between USC and Notre Dame but other than Twitter he has not talked recruiting on the record since October. He is also still scheduled to visit OSU on Jan. 16. He is fast and has moves and carried 240 times this season for 2,009 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Tim Settle, DT, 6-2, 320, Manassas (Stonewall Jackson), Va.
He visited Oklahoma State way back in October and really liked it, and his final four includes the Cowboys, favorite Virginia Tech, USC, and Washington State. Last season he had an incredible 32 tackles for loss and that accounted for a third of his total tackles. He still hasn't qualified and he has a strong interest in Northeastern Oklahoma A&M J.C., if he needs to go that route.

Kendall Sheffield, CB, 5-11, 180, Missouri City (Marshall), Texas
Doubtful here as his announcement is expected to be between Texas A&M, Alabama, and Florida State. Oklahoma State is an outsider as Van Malone was recruiting him and Malone has gone to SMU as defensive coordinator.

On the Radar at One Time
Soso Jamabo, RB, Plano (West), Texas - Reportedly deciding between UCLA, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.

Malik Jefferson, LB, Mesquite (Poteet), Texas - Committed to Texas last week.

Christian Kirk, WR, Scottsdale (Seguaro), Arizona - Considered OSU before committing to Texas A&M.

DeMarkus Lodge, WR, Cedar Hill, Texas - He was the Offensive Player of the Game in the state championship win over Katy.

Maea Teuhema, OG, Keller, Texas - He and his older brother were OSU targets and opted for LSU.

Josh Waiboko-Alila, OG, Oklahoma City (Casady), Okla. - An All-State player that will announce between OU, Ohio State, and UCLA and my guess is Bruins as they also offered little brother Max.

Anthony Wheeler, LB, Dallas (Skyline), Texas - Talented player announcing between Baylor, LSU, OU, and Texas and my guess is Baylor.

U.S. Army All-American Game
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, Noon
Alamo Dome, San Antonio, Texas

Possible Future Cowboys
Kris Boyd, CB, 6-1, 185, Gilmer, Texas
Boyd is really good and Oklahoma State could really use him. He had 29 unassisted and 40 total tackles this season. He also had an interception and a fumble recovery despite offenses avoiding him. Texas and Texas A&M are duking it out with Oklahoma State still working.

Chris Warren, RB, 6-2, 220, Rockwall, Texas
Warren is a primary target for the Cowboys, and even though he has visited Texas and some believe will wind up with the Longhorns, Oklahoma State won't stop recruiting. He is scheduled to visit on the huge Jan. 16 visit weekend. He has over 3,300 yards in his career but this season carried 250 times for 2,320 yards, a 9.3 yards per carry average, and 34 touchdowns. He is a powerful back with excellent speed, think SEC downhill back but faster.

On the Radar at One Time
Ricky DeBerry, LB, Atlee, Va. - He has pledged to Oklahoma.

K.J. Hill, WR, North Little Rock, Ark. - Oklahoma State has stayed in there but it will be tough to deny Arkansas this home state talent even if Razorbacks major in the run rather than the pass.

Xavier Lewis, DB, Laplace (East St. John), La. - He was at the OSU summer prospect camp and he is an impressive player.

Semper Fi All-American Game
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, 8 p.m.
Stub Hub Center, Carson, Calif.

Definite Future Cowboy
John Kolar, QB, 6-4, 190, Norman (Norman North), Okla.
Very anxious to see Kolar in this environment as he had a tough season with less weapons to work with on the Timberwolves offense. He is the longest commitment in the Cowboys 2015 class and will be there for the spring semester. He completed 127-of-244 passing with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and 2,292 yards. He is a big pocket passer but can move well in the pocket.

On the Radar at One Time
JaMychal Hasty, RB, Longview, Texas - Oklahoma State tried early but he was one of the first commits to Baylor.

Holton Hill, CB, Houston (Lamar), Texas - He was an early offer by the Cowboys but Florida State and LSU may be leading.

P.J. Mbanasor, CB, Plugerville (Hendrickson), Texas - He is committed to OU.

Richard Moore, LB, Cedar Hill, Texas - He committed early to Texas A&M and has de-committed but OSU is not in the mix this second time around.

Marquise Overton, NT, Jenks, Oklahoma - Playing for the state champs in 6A-1 he is committed to OU but has not qualified.

Kemah Siverand, WR, Cypress (Cypress Ridge), Texas - Committed to Texas A&M.

Carlos Strickland, WR, Dallas (Skyline), Texas - Committed to Texas Tech.

Will Sunderland, DB, Midwest City, Oklahoma - He committed in the fall to OU

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