Recruiting: Harris Is Only Visitor

You have to realize this is almost unheard of - two weeks to go in recruiting and the Cowboys have one lone official visitor this weekend and may not have room for him. It is a new experience for Oklahoma State as the coaches on the road this week personnaly checked in on all the committed players to make sure they are solid and all their questions are answered.

Now to keep themselves completely busy those coaches are looking at, watching tape of, and inquiring with the schools about juniors. It's called junior recruiting and it is a luxury only a few schools around the country can exercise.

As for the business at hand with the current class, the Cowboys are full with two spots reserved on the rolls. One is for Richardson (Berkner), Texas, defensive end Ugo Chinasa. The 6-6, 235-pounder who was the Defensive Player of the Year on the Dallas Morning News All-Area Team. Chinasa will visit Baylor this weekend and then reportedly make a decision. Alabama rounds out his top three, and Texas could extend the process as the Longhorns are trying to get Chinasa's attention late.

Now you want to know the second spot and who that goes to? The Cowboys are hoping one of their targeted recruits that committed to another school might make a late switch. The name at the top of that list is Waco (University) All-American cornerback Perrish Cox. Cox came down to OSU and LSU before committing to the Tigers. There are some reports that he has wavered, but Cox isn't talking. His father said he won't have anymore comment until signing day. Interesting, huh?

There are others including Mesquite (Horn), Texas, running back Mon Williams or this weekend's lone visitor Antwaun Harris. The 5-11, 190-pound wide receiver played at BYU as a true freshman and is the cousin of Cowboy hoopster Terrel Harris. Harris was a standout at South Garland High School before going to BYU and he is being recruited to OSU by linebackers coach Todd Bradford, the same coach that recruited him to BYU. Harris is trying to decide between OSU and Oregon.

So far, so good as we contact the commitments to find out if there have been any second thoughts. There have not been any.

It will be a quiet weekend, but Cowboy fans have to understand that this time that is a good thing.

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