Preston Brown Heading To Kentucky?

Running back Preston Brown of Antoich, Tenn., who signed as part of the incoming recruiting class, reportedly may not wind up at Oklahoma State. Brown was looked at as a long shot to qualify academically, but when he had a very strong spring semester, coupled with improvement on his test score, he reportedly had the academic numbers to qualify through the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Brown, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards as a senior and earned All-Tennessean honors, would give Oklahoma State a total of 26 eligible incoming signees, if he is qualified. That is one over the limit by NCAA rules. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy could not be reached, but reports out of Kentucky and Tennessee claim Brown has decided that if Oklahoma State is not able to take him he will sit out the fall semester and enroll at Kentucky in January of 2007.

Again, this is all coming from reports as we tried to contact Brown and nobody from Oklahoma State had any comment on the situation.

Brown's possible departure from the class makes it even more imperative that the Cowboys recruit two or more quality running back prospects in the upcoming 2007 class. OSU recently had an unofficial visit from standout running back Lennon Creer of Tatum, Texas, and unofficial visits are expected in July from the like of Jonathan Dwyer and Caleb King out of Georgia, Robert Hughes of Chicago, Ill., and Broderick Green from Little Rock, Ark.

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