Plenty Of Prospects Witnessed OSU's Upset

STILLWATER - Following Oklahoma State's 41-29 win over 20th-ranked Nebraska you may have experienced network problems in and around Boone Pickens Stadium. That would be the result of Oklahoma State assistant coaches jumping on their cell phones to call recruits and make sure they were watching.

It is typical before a game on television for coaches to call recruits and make sure they watch, and then later call others to make sure they watched or at least know about a big win. I would guess that OSU verbal commitment Richetti Jones of Dallas (Lincoln), Texas, was called in the hospital where he is recovering from surgery to repair a hip fracture. No doubt many prospects were called.

Some were on hand in person to see the Cowboys fireworks display against the Cornhuskers. Standout offensive tackle Jonathan Rush of Killeen, Texas, was inside Boone Pickens Stadium with his father on his official visit. The 6-4 1/2, 270-pound Rush has been a verbal commitment to the Cowboys since the summer. No doubt, he should be very solid after this visit.

The other 24 visitors included another verbal commitment in Mustang, Okla., standout "do everything" wide receiver Josh Cooper. Other Oklahomans on hand included Guthrie quarterback/athlete Kye Staley and his big wide receiver teammate Darryl McKnight and Carl Albert quarterback/athlete Joe Stoner. Interestingly enough Stoner and Carl Albert won a a hard-fought district championship showdown against Staley and Guthrie on Friday night. Other Oklahomans of note on hand included Tulsa Union quarterback Brandon Rogers, Chickasha quarterback/athlete Wyatt Kinnamon, and Tulsa Washington offensive lineman John Williams III.

Two famous names from Arkansas were in Stillwater with North Little Rock, Ark., wide receiver Bret Moncrief, the son of former Arkansas and NBA basketball player Sidney Moncreif. It was appropriate with the Jim Stanley era players staging a reunion this weekend that Phillip Dokes Jr., son of the former OSU defensive line great was there, made the trip to OSU. Dokes is a safety, wide receiver, tight end prospect out of North Little Rock.

There were plenty of Texas prospects inside the stadium, including Tyler (Lee) center John Landes, Flower Mound wide receiver Andrew Sumpter, Vista Ridge offensive lineman Joseph Allen, Bowie linebacker James Ekumah, Bowie defensive end Jerron Rousey, Midlothian offensive lineman Garrich Smitherman, and Birdville quarterback Tommy Dorman.

There were also five players at the game from Bossier City, La., including defensive tackle Chris Cooper and athlete Randerren Dixon.

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