Recruiting: Week Two Visit Wrap

The numbers and the names fluctuated on us with this second major recruiting weekend for Oklahoma State. We have nine listed on the visit list for this weekend, but we know from talking to recruits and parents that there were more.

The second weekend is kind of concluding much as the first one did. The committed players that visited – Garber, Okla., offensive line prospect Brady Bond; Waxahachie, Texas, oiffensive lineman Marlon Winn, and the Hutchinson (Kans.) Community College defensive line pair of Josh Pinaire and Willie Williams – all held true.

The best of the committed players visiting may have been Irving offensive lineman Chris Hall. We heard and confirmed with his father that Hall is working recruits just as hard as the coaches and is really fired up about getting others to join him as future Cowboys.

None of the prospects visiting mentioned the basketball game on Friday, but they were no doubt a little tired by the end of the late tip off at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Friday game was a rare change in the schedule for a football recruiting weekend.

The marquee pair of Wichita Falls Rider wide receiver David Nelson and Scottsdale Chaparral (Ariz.) defensive tackle Ekom Udofia weren't going to commit, but the Cowboys apparently gave both plenty to think about as they continue looking for their college choice. Those two aren't going to make a commitment until they conclude the visits.

For Udofia that is next weekend and he has said his announcement will be in January. Nelson's could come much later, the only question is will he be influenced into making a call at the U.S. Army All-American Game as many have the past two years. The Cowboys, Iowa and possibly Florida will have had him in by then.

Good news on the JUCO front as Butler County C.C. cornerback Jonathan Wilhite reportedly had a great visit and has said that OSU is now a co-leader with Auburn.

We were not able to get in touch with big Kevin Myers. The mammoth offensive lineman out of Compton C.C. in California was still on his way back home after his visit. Myers has been a verbal to LSU.

This week is junior college signing day (Wednesday) and it is expected that Josh Pinaire will sign, but he could be joined by Hinds J.C. defensive end Ryan McBean and/or Wilhite, who could be a mid-term transfer.

Vince Oghobaase will be making a decision soon. The Alief Hastings defensive lineman was at Miami this weekend. We will try to check on him.

The Cowboys will not host any more visitors, at least none we know of, until January. Les Miles and staff don't like to bring in visitors when there are no students on campus. After Wednesday's junior college signing day and Oghobaase's decision we'll know more about what is needed come January.

Bottom line, no new commitments that we could find, but plenty of talented players still considering OSU at this time.

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