Garner Among Prospects At Saturday's Game

With the early kickoff and Oklahoma high schools in the playoffs - and Texas schools just wrapping up the regular season - there were not a lot of prospects on hand to watch the Cowboys blast Baylor 66-24 and become bowl eligible. We tracked 22 prospects that were in Stillwater for the 11:30 a.m. kickoff. Of those one is a prize the Cowboys would love to add to the Class for 2007.

We spoke with offensive lineman Grant Garner of North Mesquite, Texas, earlier in the week and Garner admitted he was being hit on by schools despite his early commitment to Iowa State. In the next 24 hours the situation changed dramatically as Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney resigned under pressure.

"Yes sir, it is a big factor for me," Garner said of the coaching change at Iowa State. "I would say I am back to square one (in recruiting)."

Garner was on the sideline with the other prospects before the game and then was in the locker room after the game and spoke with coaches, players, athletic director Mike Holder, and OSU President David Schmidly.

"It went good, really good," said Garner, who was still in Stillwater on Saturday night and will not travel back until Sunday.

Garner said he was not sure what is next for him. The 6-3, 265-pound center/guard prospect has time as he and his North Mesquite teammates just missed out on the playoffs by losing to Tyler John Tyler in their regular season finale.

Among the other 21 prospects at the game on Saturday were former Cowboy linebacker Rick Antle's son, Taylor. Antle is a wide receiver for Foyil. Twelve of the visitors were from Texas, including Wichita Falls (Rider) running back Damien Washington. Washington is a 5-11, 180-pound speedster that runs a 4.4 and is a sleeper to watch. Markette Martin, his teammate who plays safety and wide receiver, accompanied him to Stillwater. Offensive lineman Ryan Arrington of Jacksonville, Texas, is another one to keep an eye on.

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