Recruiting: Lewis, Parish & Camp Star Palmer

The trio of wide receiver Detron Lewis, linebacker C.J. Parish, and running back Daniel Palmer - all from College Station (A&M Consolidated), Texas - were part of the prospect landscape at Oklahoma State this past weekend. The trio was making an unofficial recruiting visit to Stillwater, but one of the three ended up being one of the stars of the Sunday Senior/Junior Prospect Camp.

Lewis is already holding an offer from Oklahoma State, as well as offers and attention from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Last week at the OSU satellite camp in Houston Lewis ran a 4.5 in the 40 and was very impressive before suffering an sprained ankle in the drills.

"It's getting better," Lewis said of the ankle. "The visit this weekend was pretty nice and I had a chance to sit down and talk with Coach (Mike) Gundy. Oklahoma State is high on my list."

Parish is a speedy linebacker who also stopped the watch at 4.5 in Houston at the OSU satellite camp. He was coming up to see the campus and also hand deliver some game tape for the coaching staff to evaluate. Like Lewis, Parish didn't participate in the Sunday prospect camp.

However, teammate Daniel Palmer did and he was impressive. The 5-9 1/2, 195-pound running back had a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and then caught a lot of attention when he ran a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. The next time he ran it there were at least six OSU coaches with watches on him.

"I was a little nervous," Palmer said of the extra attention. "I had my teammates there cheering me on. My second wasn't as fast (4.46) and I was just trying to run faster. It was real good, a lot of fun because I wasn't planning on doing anything. I was just there for the visit and I didn't know about the camp. I'm supposed to be checking back with the Oklahoma State coaches on Wednesday."

Palmer rushed for 668 yards and six touchdowns last season on just 117 carries. He has a 320-pound bench press max and a 450-pound squat max. UTEP, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Arkansas are recruiting him, but he has not been offered a scholarship yet. There is a very good chance that will change in the future.

"I really liked Oklahoma State," said Palmer. "The coaches are real cool and they are young. I like that. The players we met also seemed cool."

Palmer also thought it was pretty cool that on the spur of the moment he was one of the shining stars in the Sunday camp.

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