Wudtee To Announce At 11 a.m. On Signing Day

Both Oklahoma State and TCU will be anxiously awaiting the Signing Day announcement of quarterback Keondre Wudtee from Bossier City (Parkway), La.

As the recruiting comes down to a couple of decisions from some final hopeful additions to Oklahoma State's 2016 recruiting class Oklahoma State, all the Cowboys fans will find out about the quarterback in this year's class at 11 a.m. on National Signing Day next Wednesday.

Actually, they will likely know a little earlier and may have a strong inkling now because coaches have to coax out some secrets and can be good at keeping them. Keeping some secrets can be the difference in getting a standout player or losing him. Sometimes a media member or a fan stumbles across the info, splashes it on social media and the deal is wrecked.

Such is the final days of recruiting and in my opinion, quarterback Keondre Wudtee of Bossier City (Parkway), La., is a huge make or break player in the 2016 class. I honestly think if OSU gets their man they will be better off than when they had the strong-armed but less athletic recruiting process lover Nick Starkel

Sometimes it happens that way. If Oklahoma State doesn't end up with Wudtee, who I think has a strong-arm but can get even better with some passing mechanics tweaks, and is athletic enough to turn a disaster play into a "whoo rah" kind of play, then they still won't be empty-handed.

I haven't written enough on him but I really respect Nyc Burns of Tulsa Berryhill and he has decided to stay faithful with his pledge to be a preferred walk-on for the Cowboys. With just one season of starting experience in high school, the potential meter is off the charts for Burns. He is also 6-5, around 185 pounds and is athletic and can run. I like Burns attitude and I like Wudtee's too.

Yes, Wudtee is keeping all of us – and that includes coaches, fans, and media of Oklahoma State and TCU, as well as the local folks down in the Shreveport-Bossier City area – on the line to see what he will do.

The Louisiana Tech fans and followers are upset because he broke an early pledge to LaTech, but c'mon the Cowboys and Horned Frogs are top 20 material.  I'll have Luke Thompson of The Shreveport Times on my radio show in Stillwater tomorrow to talk about Wudtee and cornerback Rodarius Williams of Shreveport Calvary Baptist.

I don't blame Wudtee for having a little drama. He's been skipped over for the drama scene because of downstate quarterback Lindsey Scott out of Zachary. The lightning quick Scott has upstaged Wudtee in the playoffs and the all-state lists but that's okay. Scott, who is really similar in style to Texas product and recent OU transfer arrival Kyler Murray, is good but in my opinion, I would want Wudtee.

Wudtee visited TCU last weekend and Oklahoma State the Jan. 16 weekend. Davie Feaster, his head coach at Parkway, expects him to choose one of those two schools. Wudtee confirmed that for us on Tuesday before his basketball team's game with crosstown rival Shreveport Evangel Christian.

Feaster believes Wudtee's combination of size, speed and arm strength would be a good fit in the Cowboys' explosive spread offense, but TCU has recent signee and former Parkway teammate, tight end Artavious Lynn.

"They were very close," Feaster said to Luke Thompson of The Sherveport Times. "I don’t know exactly what the dynamics were (on Keondre's visit). I’m sure that that would be definitely a lure to have a chance to throw it to him again."

Feaster is a good promoter when it comes to his high school players and he has taken the opportunity with Wudtee to gain some exposure for his next big thing, Panthers' top receiver Terrace Marshall, and as a result the talented sophomore earned his first four offers from TCU, Oklahoma State, Missouri and Houston.

"God is good," Marshall said to Thompson after he scored 15 points to lead Parkway basketball to a 37-36 win over Evangel Tuesday night. "Blessings on blessings. Can't do nothing but thank him."

Marshall has already made unofficial visits to Oklahoma State and LSU with a trip to Mississippi State planned for this weekend for another Junior Day. He will also make the camp scene this summer and keep his name and resume out there for schools to check out. His advantage, like he said, will be that because of Wudtee, people will know he's coming and won't be surprised. He likely won't wait until the last minute.

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