A Look At Junior Day In Stillwater

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, his coaching staff, including recruiting coordinator Johnny Barr and his assistant Mike Groce really doubled up on Sunday. They wrapped up an official visit weekend that yielded a commitment from Top 100 Texas prospect Louis Brown out of Burton and also hosted nearly 135 prospects in the 2016 class for their first Junior Day for the next recruiting cycle.

Brown, the 6-6, 210-pound jumbo athlete had been previously committed to Baylor and Texas prior to his OSU visit, and he represents a really good late pledge in the 2015 class. The weekend did leave Oklahoma State still looking for needed running back help in this class and leaves one more visit weekend to try and get some backs in.

The Cowboys have been close to getting visits from Aca'cedric Ware of Cedar Hill and Corey Dauphine of Port Arthur Memorial, both in Texas. Ware is committed to USC and Dauphine is pledged to Texas Tech. Other possibilities are Patrick Carr of The Woodlands and any other talented back that fits the offense and is interested in taking a look.

That said, Oklahoma State seemed to get a jump on recruiting runners in the 2016 class as we have confirmed that Arkansas prep standout Damarea Crockett of Little Rock Christian, Broken Arrow running back Jamall Shaw, Tulsa Washington Hornet back Justice Hill, Norman North's Quan Hogan, Sapulpa's Dae Williams, and Edmond Santa Fe runner Darran Williams were all in attendance on Sunday.

Crockett is a speedster who has clocked 4.42 in the forty and has a 34-inch vertical. He measures at 5-11, 206 pounds and last season topped 1,200 yards with an average of 9.4 yards per carry. As a sophomore rushed for almost 700 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is explosive, athletic, and versatile as he can catch the ball and is a three-sport athlete also playing basketball and running track at Little Rock Christian.

Nic Roller, who will remind old timers of the Dallas Cowboys' Robert Newsome, rushed for 2,026 yards and 33 touchdowns in leading Bixby to a Class 6A-2 State Championship. Roller was also in attendance making for 5,000-yard rushers on the day.

Darran Williams is a 5-11, 175 pound speedster from Edmond Santa Fe that had 277 carries for 1,913 yards and 22 touchdowns. Justice Hill of Washington was offered a scholarship. All he did last season was carry 219 times for 1,426 yards and 22 touchdowns. He is 5-10 and 175 pounds.

OSU has offered Tulsa Union running back Tyler Adkins, who was not there on Sunday. But Broken Arrow's Jamall Shaw, who rushed for 1,304 yards and 15 touchdowns, was in Stillwater.

Dae Williams of Sapulpa is 6-0, 200 pounds and last season carried 222 times for 1,064 yards and 11 touchdowns. Hogan rushed for 774 yards and 11 touchdowns and was one of the top playmakers for Cowboys incoming freshman quarterback John Kolar.

Other notable Oklahoma prospects in attendance on Sunday were:
Calvin Brundage, LB/S, 6-2, 190, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
Jordan Davis, DB, 5-10, 190, Broken Arrow, Okla.
T.J. Fiailoa, OL, 6-4, 320, Lawton (MacArthur), Okla.
Rowdy Frederick, OL, 6-5, 310, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Chandler Garrett, QB, 6-4, 200, Mustang, Okla.
Noah Jones, DE, 6-4, 245, Moore (Southmoore), Okla.
Gabe Neph, QB/Ath., 6-1, 210, Owasso, Okla.
Austin Quillen, LB, 6-0, 180, Jenks, Okla.
Walker Reed, OT, 6-5, 280, Norman (North), Okla.
Delwin Richard, WR, 5-9, 170, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.

Other notable prospects from Arkansas and Kansas included:
Ben Hecht, OL, 6-6, 260, Shawnee (Mill Valley), Kan.
Brock Monty, QB, 6-3, 185, Wichita (Kapaun Mount Carmel), Kan.
Andre Sale, QB, 6-2, 205, Little Rock (Catholic), Ark.
Kyron Sanders, QB/Ath., 5-11, 165, Little Rock (Little Rock Christian), Ark.
Breylin Smith, QB, 6-3, 180, Conway, Ark.
Angus Stoddart, LB, 6-2, 220, Overland Park (Blue Valley North), Kan.

Now you know with Oklahoma State there were plenty of Texas prospects. In fact, we estimate over half the total of 135 prospects were from Texas. Scout reported on Sunday that Tyrell Alexander, a quarterback/athlete from Lancaster, was there and so was A.J. Green, a talented cornerback from DeSoto.

Checking out Twitter I saw posts from Oklahoma State junior day from the likes of Missouri City Hightower defensive tackle Darius Anderson (6-1, 295) and quarterback Logan Bonner (6-0, 200) from Rowlett. Anderson had a lot of posts and Bonner had this:
@ LoganBaneBonner Jan 25
OSU was amazing, really felt at home

A really talented linebacker in attendance was Jordan Carmouche of Manvel, Texas. Carmouche is 6-1, 219 pounds. Tight end J.C. Chalk is already committed to Clemson, but he was in Stillwater. Clark is 6-4, 221 pounds and looks like a college tight end already. Eric Cuffee is a really talented cornerback from Waco, Texas and he was in attendance. Cuffee is 6-0, 190 pounds. Dallas South Oak Cliff linebacker Marvin Terry was there. He is 6-2 and 210 pounds.

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