Our man that works for us checking on the recruiting prospects that show up at the games may run out of ink on Saturday. An average number of unofficial visits for a Big 12 Conference home game at Boone Pickens Stadium is around 45 to 50 prospects.
This season we have seen 26 prospects at the Southeastern Louisiana game to open the season, 12 for the morning kickoff with Central Michigan, and 32 for the Pittsburgh win. The estimate for the Texas game is that over 100 prospects will be on hand in the stands to watch the Cowboys take on the Longhorns. The prospects get up to three complimentary tickets to the game, a meal they pay for, a trip down to the field to watch the Cowboys warm-up, and then view the game.
There has been one official visit so far this season as 2017 quarterback commitment Jelani Woods of Cedar Grove High School in Georgia was here with his parents for the opening game. As far as we know there are no official visitors scheduled for Saturday.
Of the estimated 100 or more prospects expected to attend on Saturday are Cowboy 2017 commitments in Bixby defensive tackle Brendon Evers, who plays against Muskogee tonight, wide receiver LC Greenwood from Lakeview Centennial in Texas, defensive end Brock Martin from Oologah, Okla., cornerback prospect LaMarcus Morton from East Texas powerhouse Gilmer, Denton Guyer safety Thabo Mwaniki, and Forney star linebacker prospect Brendan Vaughn.
A couple of younger brothers that are top prospects are also expected in Dallas Bishop Dunne defensive tackle Damion Daniels, brother of OSU defensive tackle Darrion Daniels, and Caden Sterns of Cibolo-Steele, younger brother of Cowboys safety Jordan Sterns.
My Oklahoma City Bishop McGuinness connections tell me that 2018 offensive tackle prospect Owen Condon and 2018 defensive end prospect Braeden McLaughlin are both expected to be there for the game.
There are also three quarterback prospects we have researched that plan to be at the OSU-Texas game. In-state 2018 standout Casey Thompson, who has been offered by a lot of schools and leads his Southmoore teammates against Edmond North on Friday night. Out of Texas another 2018 quarterback prospect that Oklahoma State saw this summer at the Mary-Hardin Baylor satellite camp at L.D. Bell is Denton Ryan's Spencer Sanders, and 2019 quarterback prospect is talented Grant Gunnell of Houston private school power St. Pius X.
A huge turnout of recruiting prospects means Oklahoma State fans have a chance to make an impression of the recruits. Fans should always think that on game days, the recruits are looking at them too. Recruits are looking for a school with big crowds of enthusiastic fans.