Recruiting: Allen Is First Junior Day Arrival

Standout offensive lineman Tray Allen of South Grand Prairie (Texas) started OSU's Junior Day weekend early as he arrived in Stillwater on Thursday morning to look over the Cowboy football program and the Oklahoma State campus. Allen, who looks every bit the 6-4, 290 pounds that he is listed, was accompanied by his mother and his former SGP teammate and recent Oklahoma State signee Deron Fontenot.

The threesome, accompanied by running back coach Curtis Luper, looked over the facilities, had lunch, and then met in the afternoon with head coach Mike Gundy and other staff members. Allen also checked out the OSU Engineering School which he is interested in.

Allen, who on tape is as impressive a high school offensive lineman as we have seen in some time, arrived in Stillwater early because he has a commitment to throw the shot put in a track meet on Saturday. OSU has its Junior Day scheduled for Saturday.

Allen was in Austin, Texas, last Saturday for the Longhorns Junior Day. He was offered a scholarship by Texas head coach Mack Brown, to go along with his offers from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Texas Tech. However, Allen did not commit and told reporter Jeremy Patterson that he is going to check out all the schools. He earlier told us that he wanted to visit several schools over the summer and attend some school's camps.

Allen, his mother, and Fontenot visited the OSU training table on Thursday night so that they could see in person how well the Cowboys are fed. NCAA rules prohibit schools providing meals on an unofficial visit. The Allens and Fontenot are scheduled to stay into Friday before returning home.

This weekend Oklahoma State is expected to host 20 to 30 prospects for Junior day on Saturday which culminates with the OSU-Baylor basketball game that tips off at 6 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

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