Could Daniels Announcement Help OSU?

There are so many aspects to recruiting these days with the advent and even proliferation of social networking. Oklahoma State is happy with the commitment of defensive tackle Darrion Daniels of Dallas (Bishop Dunne), Texas, but now Mike Gundy, recruiting coordinator Johnny Barr and assistant Mike Groce are thinking of how they can parlay this national announcement by Daniels.

With the graduation of starting defensive tackles James Castleman and Ofa Hautau, there are spots on the depth chart for Daniels to work toward in a short period of time, although there are talented backups like Vili Levini and Vincent Taylor ready to compete.

Over on offense with the losses of Desmond Roland and Tyreek Hill there are carries at running back immediately available to compete for and it is a position that requires numbers and depth to navigate through the season.

That peer not pressure but influence could weigh big on this final open weekend for recruiting.

There are numerous running backs in the Dallas metro area alone who would have an opportunity to make an immediate impact for the Cowboys, including South Oak Cliff's Jordan Stevenson, Rockwall's Chris Warren, Aca'cedric Ware of Cedar Hill, Bishop Lynch's Rawleigh Williams, Trinity Christian Academy's Nahson Ellerbe, Coppell's Charles West, and even the Cowboys original committed running back Ronald Jones.

Just maybe one or two of those guys were paying attention to Daniels announcement and realize that if a big-time prospect like Daniels sees all that good in Oklahoma State then maybe it just might be right for a running back.

That would be putting social networking to a good use for Gundy and Co.


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