Recruiting Wrapup: Cowboys Still Have Targets

This will be short and sweet. The week was strong as Tuesday night yielded verbal commitments from top defensive tackle prospects Rajon Henley (6-4, 250, 4.9) of Galveston (Texas) Ball and Jonathan Lewis (6-4, 290, 5.0) of Carrollton (Texas) Newman Smith, and formerly a Kansas State signee. Those two commitments are worthy of celebration. but there is still some work to do as the dead period begins.

The Cowboys still have great shots at offensive linemen Chase Beeler, Russell Okung and Myron McKinney, running backs Graig Cooper and Dantrell Savage, but still have work to do on Mon Williams.

Defensive back, or more precise corner, is still in good shape with Scott Broughton of Georgia Military, Tim Atchison of Copperas Cove (Texas), Perrish Cox of Waco (Texas) University and Terrance Anderson of Aldine (Texas) all targets. Defensive line is still alive with Ugo Chinasa of Richardson (Texas) Berkner, Wes Oglesby of Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep, Derek Burton of Muskogee (Okla.), and Jeremy Gibbs of NEO A&M and Stillwater High.

McKinney was scheduled to visit this weekend, but has now been pushed back to Jan. 13 so it can be a more productive visit with campus life going on. A very good move by both parties.

The assistant coaches are on their way home . This weekend will no doubt include meetings and some phone calls made to prospects. The quiet period begins Friday at midnight meaning only calls and on campus visits. Then midnight Monday morning starts the dead period and everybody gets a well deserved break.

We know that Terrance Anderson will decide on Christmas Day and you can guess that Oglesby, Riley Cooper out of Florida, Perrish Cox, and maybe one or two others could make up their minds and announce commitments during the dead period. We'll stay on top of those, but with 20 commitments and most of them looking strong, for the most part no news is good news through the dead period of the holidays this recruiting season.

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