Oklahoma State will start bowl practices for the upcoming Sugar Bowl and the matchup with Mississippi on Friday and hold another practice on Saturday. It is always interesting for recruits to get to see practices especially the excitement and enthusiasm of a bowl practice.
Larry Williams, a committed offensive tackle prospect out of East Carolina by way of Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, and defensive tackle Marcell Southall of Duncanville, Texas will be in Stillwater on official visits this weekend.
Southall is a 6-2, 286-pound, very athletic proto-type three technique defensive lineman who is heading for the Semper Fidelis U.S. Marine Corps All-American Game coming up after Christmas. He visited OU on Nov. 20, and has offers from Texas Tech, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Florida, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Mississippi, SMU, TCU, Texas, and Washington in addition to Oklahoma State and OU.
Williams committed to the Cowboys back on Nov. 7 as he was wrapping up an All-Jayhawk Conference season at Hutchinson after transferring from East Carolina. He redshirted as a freshman at ECU after coming out of Wilmington, N.C., and Ensley Lacy High School.
He played in all 12 games his second season at East Carolina. He slimmed up from 6-5 336 pounds to 308 at the start of his season at Hutch and his coaches at Hutchinson bragged about his play and leadership this season. He is a mid-year transfer who will help OSU work on improving that offensive line in spring practice.
As far as we know Williams and Southall are the only two official recruiting visitors for this weekend before recruiting goes dead for the holidays and bowl games.