Pat Kinnison

Cowboys Add One Recruit, Lose Another

Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from Patrick Macon, a linebacker from Arizona Western Junior College, but lost another when offensive lineman Dan Moore switched to Texas A&M.

Oklahoma State had an excellent weekend in recruiting as the Cowboys entertained four prospects and by all reports everything went well with Forney, Texas high school commitment and early enrollee at mid-year in Brendan Vaughn.

We saw Vaughn (star linebacker prospect) at practice Saturday night. He is a great looking athlete and looks like he has gotten a little bigger since the last time we saw him in person at a camp this summer. The Cowboys also entertained for official visits Garden City C.C. offensive tackle prospect Arlington Hambright, Blinn C.C. safety Corrion Ballard, and Arizona Western J.C. linebacker Patrick Macon.

Macon made his commitment on Sunday and is set to sign his Letter of Intent with the Cowboys this week. Hambright is also set to sign this week.

Tuesday is the day the Cowboys will find out about Ballard as the 6-3, 200-pound safety is deciding between Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Texas Tech, and Utah. I think it is really between the Cowboys and the Huskers. 

The bad news is late Monday afternoon offensive line commitment Dan Moore Jr. told us he has de-committed from Oklahoma State and is now a Texas A&M commit. Moore was hit up last week with offers, first from Ole Miss and then Texas A&M. Moore had little interest in Ole Miss as that is a program with some issues (NCAA), but he did make an official visit last weekend to Texas A&M. Moore also seemed glad to see Cowboys offensive line coach Greg Adkins, who made an in-home visit with Moore after he had been offered by the two SEC schools. 

Moore is still trying to get his Twitter site @bigg_dan71 corrected to reflect his change to the Aggies. He has stopped following all of the Oklahoma State coaches he was following including Mike Gundy.

We tried to reach out by phone and he sent a message confirming his switch. 

The Cowboys are currently at 21 commitments and we are waiting to see what happens with Ballard tomorrow (Tuesday).

One other note as Oklahoma State looks to add talent and depth to the Cowboy backs position and especially looking for a strong blocker with Zac Veatch and Blake Jarwin finishing up their careers. The Cowboys had NEO A&M tight end Lonell Burris (6-4, 265) come in on Sunday and watch practice for an unofficial visit.

Burris is a freshman out of Choctaw that NEO A&M assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Allen told me, "Lonell is a niché player and that is his niché, he is a blocker. He can catch passes, but his real talent is blocking."

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