Carr, Keyes Making Official Visits

It's unusual but this weekend Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and his staff will put together one more official visit weekend. The Cowboys will welcome in two recruits that have already signed with the program: running back Jeff Carr from Temple, Texas and Port Allen, La., offensive lineman Marcus Keyes. Both signed with OSU earlier this month without having taken an official visit.

For those wondering, yes, those two players will get the full official visit treatment with the meals and the tours including the pictures with uniforms. They will attend the basketball game Saturday afternoon when the Cowboys host West Virginia.

Schools can continue to bring in players for official visits throughout the spring, but a reminder that any player who visits and comes in even if not on scholarship and plays will count against the 85 scholarship limit. In this case, no problem as both players are on scholarship.

Marcus Keyes is a two-time all-district performer that also earned All-State honors two seasons in a row with it being honorable mention as a junior. He played on both side of the ball and was recruited by some schools for his defensive abilities. He is right now, according to Gundy, 6-4 1/2 and 275 pounds. He had been committed to Louisiana-Lafayette right up to signing day.

Jeff Carr committed to Oklahoma State on the Saturday before signing day. He was sensational his junior and senior seasons with 1,633 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns as a junior and 2,147 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns as a senior.

He was lightly recruited because of his size at 5-8, 173 pounds, but that didn't seem to phase Gundy. "After looking at his tape I would have recruited him even if they told me he was 5-5," Gundy said on signing day.

The Cowboys three other late commitments had previously visited. Butler County C.C. teammates Chris Carson (running back) and Antwan Hadley (cornerback) both visited together on the weekend of Jan. 23, and super senior transfer Michael Hunter of Indiana, who is not really a recruit but a transfer, had made his official visit the weekend before signing day.


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