The Oklahoma State official visit list for the Bedlam weekend is down to one five-star prospect, Georgia native and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) tight end Isaac Nauta.
The other expected five-star visitor in linebacker Mique Juarez from North Torrance, Calif., is heading to Michigan this weekend and then will visit Oklahoma State in the first weekend in December. Perhaps that's not a bad idea with the weather forecast of cold temperatures and cold or freezing rain for Stillwater.
The other official visitor for Bedlam is committed cornerback and mid-year enrollee Malik Kearse, out of Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. He is originally out of Opa Locka, Fla.
Kearse committed in the summer and the 6-0, 175-pound Kearse finished this season with 29 total tackles, a tackle for loss, and seven passes broken up. A year ago he attracted plenty of recruiting attention with 37 total tackles and a pair of interceptions.
Kearse is one of four corners committed to Oklahoma State in the 2016 class. The other three are high school players, but one Madre Harper is set to also come in at mid-year from Arlington (Lamar), Texas.
Nauta is a potentially huge catch for the Cowboys that Oklahoma State assistant Jason McEndoo, who coaches the Cowboy back position which includes tight ends and fullbacks, just took a flying leap on in pursuing. Nauta has already visited Alabama (Nov. 6), Georgia (Oct. 2), Michigan (Oct. 16), and Mississippi (Oct. 23). He was originally set to visit TCU with his fifth and final visit but recently switched it to Oklahoma State.
He is 6-5, 235 pounds and this past season helped IMG go 9-0, catching 13 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 17.7 yards a catch. Nauta is a major catch for Oklahoma State and while the Cowboys could be considered a long shot the major reason Oklahoma State lands recruits is because they get them on campus.
Juarez and his teammates were eliminated in the CIF playoffs last week in a 35-21 loss to Mira Costa. While the 6-2, 222-pound Juarez is considered one of if not the top linebacker prospect in the country he is also a pretty good quarterback who was responsible for 52 touchdowns this season. He has visited Mississippi last week and is going to Michigan this weekend. Once committed to USC, Juarez told Scout's Yancy Porter that Ole Miss, UCLA and Ohio State are the leaders with the other schools he is visting being considered.
Also, this weekend Oklahoma State is expecting a large number of unofficial visitors including a lot of committed players such as Jenks wide receiver Dillon Stoner, who will play for the Oklahoma Class 6A-1 state championship the next weekend. Also expected are Coppell, Texas offensive lineman Dylan Galloway, Butler C.C. and Muskogee native defensive end Tramal Ivy, and Calvary Baptist Academy cornerback Rodarius Williams.