Visitors Watched As Cowboys Scrimmaged

There were plenty of high school prospects observing the overall team-oriented scrimmage that head coach Mike Gundy and the staff put the Oklahoma State team through Wednesday afternoon at the Sherman Smith Training Center.

One of the Cowboys top defensive targets and one of the top in-state players was on hand as Edmond Santa Fe linebacker/safety Calvin Bundage is a possible "star" linebacker candidate for the Cowboys.

The 6-3, 200-pound Bundage had 81 tackles last season and is a player capable of disrupting an offense in several ways. Oklahoma State offered him early. Also offering him are Arizona, Houston, Iowa State, OU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and Tulsa. There are probably already more schools in the mix as he is going to have many to choose from.

Another in-state prospect on hand was Mustang, Okla., quarterback Chandler Garrett, and he was there with former Cowboys wide receiver and former NFL receiver and now Mustang assistant coach Josh Cooper. Garrett is a 6-4, 214-pound quarterback who can run some too. Last season he threw for 2,389 yards and 18 touchdowns (196-of-328 passing, 11 interceptions). Garrett also ran for 303 yards. He has an offer from Air Force Academy.

Two other prospects in attendance were Taven Birdow, a former Altus running back now in Florida, and Louisiana athlete Keldrick Carper of Plains Dealing, La.

Carper is 6-3, 185 pounds and is a member of the Class of 2017. He can play wide receiver or safety and could grow into a linebacker on defense. He is a good looking prospect physically. He already has offers from Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.

Birdow has been on the radar screen for a long time as he is the son of former Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Jermaine Birdow. As a sophomore playing at Altus High School, he rushed for 1,796 yards and 16 touchdowns on 204 carries. Last season he switched to the IMG Academcy in Bradenton, Fla., and his team went 10-1 on the season and he rushed 72 times for 567 yards and eight touchdowns. Birdow, who is 6-1 and 205 pounds, has an offer from Tulsa.

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