Cowboys Staff Hits The Road

The SEC voted at its recently concluded meetings in Destin, Fla., to allow football coaching staffs to conduct satellite camps working with smaller colleges and high schools if the NCAA does not put in a rule that ends the satellite camps all together. This week, Oklahoma State's football staff will hit the road to Texas, and in the coming days so will Oklahoma and Tulsa from this state.

The Cowboys will be working with a familiar partner as the coaching staff will guest coach with Pete Fredenburg and his Mary Hardin-Baylor coaching staff, including his son and offensive coordinator and former OSU graduate assistant Cody Fredenburg. It has been a good partnership over the years with the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusader Football Camps.

The four-day run across the state of Texas begins in Belton on the MHB campus and their facilities. That Thursday night camp starts with registration at 5 p.m.

The rest of the camp schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 5 San Antonio, Texas - Madison H.S. with registration at 8 a.m.
Friday, June 5 Houston, Texas - Friendswood H.S. with registration at 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 Houston, Texas - Westfield H.S. with registration at 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 6 East Texas - Henderson H.S. with registration at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 7 Hurst-Euless-Bedford - L.D. Bell H.S. with registration at 12p.m.
Sunday, June 7 Dallas, Texas - Lake Highlands H.S. with registration at 5 p.m.

Campers need $40, shorts, cleats, and a medical waiver.

The camp is designed to attract all interested high school players but we hear from prospects all the time they are being recruited and want to go out and learn a little about what it is like to be coached by the Oklahoma State staff and they can get that. The position coaches handle the players and with the drills and work it isn't exactly like a practice in Stillwater but it is relatively close.

"We can't talk to any of the players even ones that we are recruiting unless they are registered and go through the camp," coordinator of recruiting Johnny Barr said. "They have to be registered and going through the camp to get that experience and then we can't talk recruiting with them. That is an NCAA rules and we can't talk recruiting off of our campus."

They can't but they can give those prospects that show up exactly what they are thirsting for and that is an idea of what it is like to be a player at the college level and how the Oklahoma State coaches coach and relate in the work or practice setting with their players.

Belton, Texas offensive lineman Zach Shackelford said he was going to be on the Mary Hardin-Baylor campus on Thursday to get that experience.

Some of the other players that could wind up seeing the Cowboys coaches and how they work over the four-day period could include receiver/defensive end Brandon Bowen of Trophy Club Byron Nelson, Sachse receiver Devin Duvernay, and another receiver in the Dallas is Michael Irvin Jr.

In Houston at Westfield, there is Texas A&M commit Tyrie Cleveland that was offered by the Cowboys, and defensive tackle Ed Oliver is also a Westfield Mustang. Speaking of Mustangs, safety Eric Monroe of Galena Park North Shore is another Houston area player that Oklahoma State offered a scholarship to early.

Darrius Mosely of Killeen Harker Heights, a big offensive lineman, would be most apt to attend the first night in Belton. Defensive tackle Bravvion Roy of Spring, linebacker Donativous Jackson of Alief Elsik, and standout junior wide receiver Hezekiah Jones of Stafford would be most likely to hit one of the Houston camps, probably Westfield.

The Cowboys have reportedly offered Tyler John Tyler junior receiver Darrion Miller, and athlete Bryson Smith is another Lions junior that is a prospect. The closest camp for the East Texas athletes is the one in Henderson.

Cornerback Jared Mayden of Sachse, defensive tackle Chris Daniels of Euless Trinity, junior safety Jeffrey Okudah of South Grand Prairie, and junior center Jack Anderson of Frisco could hit one of the camps on Sunday.

Who attends and how they perform we have no idea, never do until the camp tour begins. As usual we will count on some of our Scout reporters in different areas like Ahmard Vital in the Houston area. But we will be there in person eyeballing the two camps in the Dallas area on Sunday.<./p>

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