News and Notes around OSU

It is officially the vacation season for the Oklahoma State coaching staff. Camps ended with eight early commitments (most ever), and there is still a prospect minicamp on July 26. Only two coaches were in the office today with several on vacation and Chuck Moller, Josh Henson, and Carey Bailey finishing up running a two-day lineman camp in Tulsa. I watched part of that camp on Tuesday and there were some OSU recruits there in cluding Cory Summers of Westmoore.

He is big at 6-4 1/2, 290 pounds. Brandon Huneryager of Owasso, and Zach Allen of Edmond. It was good action with plenty of work and some outstanding junior prospects from Tulsa Union. It will be slow, news that is, for the next three weeks with well deserved vacations for the coaching staff and their families.

Thomas Was Defensive MVP

Walter Thomas of Galveston Ball did put on a show in the Bayou Bowl between Texas and Louisiana All Stars. Texas won the game 18-15 and might not have if not for Thomas and his disruptive play on defense. He had four sacks, caused a crucial fumble, disrupted the snap for Louisiana about six other times, and had a very impressive play when he broke through and chased a sweep to the other side nearly catching the running back. Impressive for a 6-6, 340 pounder. I also checked and while it looks like Thomas is heading to Butler County C.C. on a place by OSU, I am told that he still has a chance, realistic chance to qualify. If he did he would help immediately in depth at defensive tackle.

Fields Learning To Use Wood

Josh Fields came in tonight hitting just .106 with two hits in his first 12 at bats at Winston Salem for the White Sox Class A team. Hey, no sweat, it takes time to adjust and Fields just got started. By the way both hits were singles, no extra base hits or homers just yet, but they will come.

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