Visit Weekend Slims Up By A Few

As of midday Saturday, the recruits visiting Oklahoma State have been through part of their tours and were likely dining on a good lunch in the OSU football offices. This afternoon there are more tours, time to relax and then a big dinner tonight followed by the prospects and their hosts getting out and socializing while the parents and family members have coffee and dessert at Mike Gundy's home.

From what we have learned, all of the expected visitors for this weekend showed up with a few exceptions. Mountain View (St. Francis) defensive tackle did not come in for his visit, and it is expected that he will stay with his commitment to that he made in the fall. Mountain View is in northern and it may have been as simple as distance on the decision.

Below is a list and thumbnail on the players we have confirmed are on campus for their visit. We divided them up into committed players and uncommitted prospects. You will also note that Cedar Hill, running back is not in Stillwater this weekend. We are checking to see if he will visit on one of the next two weekends. Also, Baton Rouge Central safety was scheduled to visit and had a conflict. He is now scheduled to visit next weekend.

Committed Players on Visit
Jalen McCleskey, WR
5-10, 160, Covington (St.Paul's School), La.
Son of former NFL receiver J.J. McCleskey, he finished his senior season with 41 receptions for 657 yards and 10 touchdowns playing for a very good football high school. He committed to in the fall.

Johnny Wilson, OL
6-3, 290, Midland (Midland Christian), Texas
A three-time state champion at a private school and a three-time All-State performer that also excels in track with the power throws. Wilson was the second commitment in the recruiting class.

Josh Jones, OL
6-5 1/2, 280, (Bush), Texas
Still being hit on in recruiting by some top-flight schools, Jones is a very athletic and powerful high school lineman that was highly sought after.

Taaj Bakari, DT
6-2, 287, Mansfield (Legacy), Texas
Another highly sought after Texan that Oklahoma State offered and loved early. He has 11 career sacks and posted his highest tackle numbers this season with 45 unassisted tackles, 20 assisted, 65 total tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, and two fumbles forced.

Za'Carrius Green, LB/SS
5-11, 190, Duncanville, Texas
A smaller outside linebacker that could possibly stay at that level and play the hybrid "star" for Oklahoma State or play at safety. He is a defensive playmaker.

Bryce Balous, S
5-11, 185, McKinney (North), Texas
Changed his commitment from to Oklahoma State. He is another defensive playmaker that had 163 tackles as a senior with 120 of those unassisted. He had an interception, two fumbles forced and two recovered. He also returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown and averaged 21.9 yards on punt returns.

Uncommitted Players on Visit
Chris Warren, RB
6-2, 220, Rockwall, Texas
One of the top running backs in the country at the high school level with 250 carries for 2,320 yards and 34 touchdowns this past season. That comes out to a 9.3 yards per carry average. He played in the U.S. All-American Game and is a downhill power style runner with good speed. He has visited Texas and is also visiting next week and on Jan. 30.

Jordan Stevenson, RB
5-10, 185, Dallas (South Oak Cliff), Texas
He is a speed running back that carried 258 carries for 2,320 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was committed to Texas and then de-committed and committed to in December.

Xavier Castille, WR/Ath.
5-11, 195, Rockwall, Texas
As versatile a player as you will find. His senior season alone showing he was 3-for-3 passing for two touchdowns, he rushed for 638 yards on 66 carries and had seven rushing touchdowns, then caught 91 passes for 1,622 yards and 19 touchdowns. He is also looking at Washington among other schools.


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