OSU Targets In Dallas This Weekend: Offense

ARLINGTON, Texas - Registration will open at 9 a.m. Sunday for Nike's The Opening Dallas Regional at Arlington Martin High School with some 580 high school football prospects from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, and even one from Oregon and one from Minnesota in attendance and hoping to earn an invitation to Nike's The Opening this summer in Beaverton, Oregon.

If that sounds familiar, it should as Oklahoma State received a commitment from Lamar cornerback Madre Harper on Thursday after he and his parents attended the Cowboys spring practice on that day and toured the Oklahoma State campus.

"Yes, I'm going to be there and I want to show that I'm one of the best," the 6-3, 175-pound cornerback said. "I like the competition and I will be competing as if I hadn't already committed. I will be out to show my best."

We will be there to take in the competition and the testing that goes with the event. With no other regional combine for The Opening in Texas (in the past there has been a regional in the Houston area) there are more athletes than ever at this event. A good number of the players in attendance have Oklahoma State offers and are on the Cowboys top targets list.

The apparent top quarterback target for OSU is Nick Starkel of Argyle (Liberty Christian), Texas. He is scheduled to be there along with Dillon Sterling-Cole of Houston Westfield, Zach Smith of Grandview, and Terry Wilson from Del City in Oklahoma.

Cowboy running back commit Justice Hill of Tulsa Washington is not on the roster for the event but Little Rock Christian standout Damarea Crockett, Beaumont Central's Devwah Whaley (pictured above), and Aubrey White of Wylie East are listed. There will be a strong Oklahoma flavor as Sapulpa's Dae Williams and Edmond Santa Fe's Darran Williams will also be competing.

Cowboy wide receiver targets expected include Kofi Boateng from host Lamar High School, last week's unofficial visitor in Stillwater in Tren'Davian Dickson of Navasota, Texas, and Reggie Hemphill of Manvel, Texas.

Tyrell Alexander of Lancaster, Texas is listed as a wide receiver and plays quarterback, and Oklahoma State would consider him in the secondary. Another wide receiver on hand will be Defin Duvernay of Sachsea.

Recent OU de-commit Jean Delance of North Mesquite is one of the top offensive linemen, along with Tope Imade of Arlington Bowie, Greg Little of Allen, Braxton Webb of San Angelo Central, and Chris Owens of Arlington Lamar. Three prominent Oklahoma offensive linemen scheduled to attend are Rowdy Frederick of Broken Arrow, Luther Harris of Heritage Hall, and Logan Roberson of Harrah.

Tight end prospect J.C. Chalk of Argyle is scheduled to compete on Sunday. Stay tuned to Scout and scout.com for more on the Cowboys prospects and all the participants at the event.


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