Cowboys recruiting list

In our second installment of the Cowboys recruiting list including top wishes we look at wide receivers and tight ends. We'll start with tight ends because that is such a favorite position of the head coach. The athletes at tight end are so versatile and can be used at a variety of spots. Take this past spring as Tremayne Standberry made the switch to defensive end and was very impressive.

With Standberry moving to defense, Billy Bajema being a senior, and Charlie Johnson being a junior, even with incoming talent like Brandon Pettigrew and Justin Waller, the Cowboys will still look for a couple of players at that position.

The wish list is topped by DajLeon Farr. The 6-6, 240 pounder was a nice compliment in high school to freshman O-State quarterback Robert Reid, and Reid being in Stillwater gives OSU a real shot at Farr. Miami is the major competition with Texas wanting to get Farr too. The Cowboys best chance may be with Martellus Bennett. The 6-7, 242 pounder from Houston Taylor can really play, and he has shown a strong fondness to Oklahoma State. Martellus could remind Cowboy fans of the years with Marcellus Rivers. Bennett is bigger than Rivers as a Cowboy, but he is just as sure with the hands. Kyle Anderson of The Woodlands, Josh Bell of Hitchcock are two other Texans that have the classic tight end frame and are loaded with ability.

Tyrell Graham of Houston Yates and Justin Kessler of Alvarado are a little smaller, but they are athletic prospects that could play anything from fullback, tight end, defensive end, or linebacker. The Cowboys love to sign "jumbo" athletes just like this pair of prospects.

In state there is not a lot at the tight end position, but the Texas talent more than makes up for it.

At wide receiver the Cowboys will be looking for two or three players, and you can start with a familiar name in Tevin Williams. The former Stillwater High standout has done nothing but get better at NEO A&M. He can really play, is bigger now, and has the same blistering speed. Expect OSU to go back and retrieve Williams. The high school prospects can be divided into two categories, speed, and size with speed.

The Cowboys recognized last season following the graduation of speedster John Lewis that having a speedy deep threat down the middle really loosens up the coverage and the defense overall for the running game. The hope is that Tommy Devereaux can fill that role this season, but in future seasons burners like Dallas Skyline product Mikail Baker, Houston Washington's Jeremy Broadway, Howard Morrow of Keller Fossil Ridge, or Louisiana sprinter Lucas Taylor of Lafayette Carencro could fit the bill.

Bigger receivers are always needed and David Nelson of Wichita Falls Rider is 6-5 with 4.5 speed. I love this name, Slick Shelley of Fort Smith Southside in Arkansas. Shelley is 6-4 and runs a 4,4 and change. Brandon LaFell (6-2) of Houston Lamar is another bigger receiver.

The best wide receiver in Oklahoma is Edmond North's Marquis Hamilton. The 6-4 Hamilton is a reall talent, and the bonus for Oklahoma State is that his foster parents are both OSU grads.

Two positions, wide receiver and tight end, where there is plenty of talent this season, and you can expect the Cowboys to get some excellent talent at both positions on the first Wednesday in February.

This weekend we will post the offensive linemen. It is a big list as the Cowboys will be looking for five or six players on the o-line in the upcoming recruiting class.

Oklahoma State Football Recruiting List

Wide Receivers (16)
Mikail Baker, 5-11, 180, 4.4, Dallas (Skyline), TX - OSU, Baylor, LSU, SMU, UT
Jermaine Barnett, 6-1, 190, 4.4, Garden City (Garden City C.C.), KS
Jeremy Broadway, 5-11, 185, 4.49, Houston (Washington), TX - Ariz, CU, UH, KU, OSU (offer), A&M, Utah, Wis
Brian Christian, 6-2, 170, 4.6, Decatur, TX
Marquis Hamilton, 6-3 1/2, 210, 4.55, Edmond (North), OK - ArizSt, Ark, OU, OSU, Oregon, SMU, A&M, Tulsa
Manuel Johnson, 6-1, 170, 4.55, Gilmer, TX - LSU, OU, OSU (offer), UT, Tech
Brandon LaFell, 6-2, 170, 4.5, Houston (Lamar), TX - UH, Iowa, LSU, OSU (offer), TCU, A&M
Aaron Miller, 6-0, 185, 4.4, Fort Worth (Dunbar), TX - OSU (offer)
Howard Morrow, 6-1, 172, 4.5, Keller (Fossil Ridge), TX - Ariz, KSU, LSU, OU, OSU (offer), TCU, A&M, Tech
David Nelson, 6-5, 195, 4.5, Wichita Falls (Rider), TX - Duke, KSU, OU, OSU (offer), Purdue, SMU, A&M
Phillip Nevels, 5-10, 180, 4.4, Dallas (Skyline), TX - Ark, UH, OSU, Rice, TCU, A&M
Zac Robinson, 6-3, 185, 4.5, Littleton (Chatfield), CO - Bama, Ariz, CU, OU, OSU, Oregon, A&M
Emmanuel Sanders, 6-1, 170, 4.45, Bellville, TX - Baylor, OSU, TCU, Tech
Slick Shelley, 6-4, 178, 4.5, Fort Smith (Southside), AR - OSU (offer), Ark
Lucas Taylor, 6-0, 180, 4.4, Lafayette (Carencro), LA - LSU, Miami (FL), FlaSt, Mich, Miss, OSU (offer)
Tevin Williams, 6-3, 215, 4.4, Miami (NEO A&M J.C.), OK - Originally signed with OSU and placed at NEO

Tight Ends (9)
Kyle Anderson, 6-4, 250, 4.7, The Woodlands, TX - OSU (offer), Miami (FL), KSU, LSU, OU, UT, A&M, Tech, UCLA
Josh Bell, 6-7, 250, 4.7, Hitchcock, TX - LSU, Miami (FL), OU, OSU, UT, UCLA
Martellus Bennett, 6-7, 242, 4.8, Houston (Taylor), TX - Ariz, Miami (FL), A&M, LSU, OU, OSU (offer), UT, UCLA
Antonio Clay, 6-1, 220, 4.6, Jeffersonville (Twiggs County), GA
DajLeon Farr, 6-6, 240, 4.77, Galena Park (North Shore), TX - LSU, Ark, Miami (FL), OU, OSU (offer), Tenn, UT, UCLA
Kendrick Holloway, 6-1, 225, 4.7, Dallas (Skyline), TX - Baylor, UNT, OSU, A&M
Tyrell Graham, 6-3, 202, 4.6, Houston (Yates), TX - OSU (offer)
Justin Kessler, 6-5, 241, 4.6, Alvarado, TX - OSU (offer)
Mario Walker, 6-2, 220, 4.6, Marshall, TX - Iowa, KSU, LSU, Neb, OU, OSU, TCU, A&M

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