Recruiting: Most Successful Junior Day Ever?

STILLWATER - As the Oklahoma State basketball team was facing Missouri inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday afternoon, down in the northwest corner of the floor seats represented an all-time win for Cowboy football head coach Mike Gundy and his staff 97 recruiting prospects for the 2008 recruiting class were seated in the arena.

More prospects were expected to arrive after the basketball game because of morning conflicts. Upstairs inside Gallagher-Iba Arena were seated many of those prospects parents as they were all there for the largest Junior Day in OSU football recruiting history.

The turnout and the quality of the prospects that made their way to Stillwater represent, as much as any event, the transformation of Oklahoma State football. That wasn't the only news. Gundy's new choice as defensive coordinator Tim Beckman off the Ohio State football staff arrived around halftime, just in time to see the Cowboys were honored for their victory over Alabama in the 2006 PetroSun Independence Bowl.

In addition, there was an official visitor on campus as wide receiver Cronelius Robinson of Houston (Wheatley), Texas, was on campus. Robinson could end up being added to the 2007 recruiting class by the end of the weekend. Robinson is a 6-4, 200-pound standout that is currently averaging 26 points a game for Wheatley in basketball. He is an academic risk that was offered by Arizona, Indiana and OSU. LSU, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma and Texas Tech also recruited Robinson. We should know something late Sunday or Monday on his status.

We have also learned from sources that the Cowboys are still recruiting North Little Rock, Ark., wide receiver Brett Moncrief. The 6-4, 190-pounder is the son of former NBA and Arkansas basketball great Sydney Moncrief, who played his college ball as part of the Razorbacks' triplets coached by former OSU coach Eddie Sutton. The younger Moncrief was recruited this past recruiting season by Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Mississippi and OSU.

Now back to the Junior Day attendance, many of the players, most from Oklahoma and Texas, came in already holding offers from Oklahoma State, and as many as 20 other players were believed to be under consideration for scholarship offers before leaving the campus on Saturday.

The itinerary for the day included a welcome from Gundy, athletic director Mike Holder, and OSU President Dr. David Schmidly; attending the OSU-Missouri basketball game, lunch in the O-Club; a tour of the facilities; presentations from various members of the football and OSU athletics staff; an OSU football player panel discussion and question-and-answer session; and a good-bye from Gundy.

Below is a list of the prospects (alphabetical by position) that we were able to confirm that were in attendance, many off our Go Pokes Magazine Juniors List.

Ivan Delgado, QB, 6-2, 175, Killeen (Elison) Tex.
Tommy Dorman, QB, 6-3, 204, 4.8, North Richland Hills (Birdville), Okla.
Kelly Page, QB, 6-1, 190, 4.66, Mesquite , Tex.
LonzieRange , QB, 6-3, 185, 4.5, Carrollton (Creekview), Tex.
Brandon Rogers, QB, 6-2, 200, 4.55, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Nathan Stanley, QB, 6-5, 180, 4.75, Tahlequah (Sequoyah), Okla.
Anthony Bibbs, RB, 5-9, 180, 4.5, Jersey Village , Tex.
Harrison Jeffers, RB, 5-9, 210, 4.5, Lawton (Eisenhower), Okla.
Chris Porter, RB, 5-9, 170, 4.5, Lawton, Okla.
Kenny Session, RB, 5-9, 195, 4.5, Tulsa (East Central), Okla.
Damian Washington, RB, 5-11, 185, 4.5, Wichita Falls (Rider), Tex.
Taylor Antle, WR, 6-3, 175, 4.55, Foyil , Okla.
DeAndre Brown, WR, 6-1, 175, 4.5, Arlington (Seguin), Tex.
Chaz Daniels, WR, 5-7, 160, 4.4, Ada, Okla.
Jeffry Fuller, WR, 6-4, 200, 4.5, McKinney (Boyd), Tex.
Keon Furtch, WR, 6-2, 175, 4.5, Paris, Tex.
Jameel Owens, WR, 6-4, 200, 4.45, Muskogee, Okla.
Lanear Sampson, WR, 5-11, 175, 4.5, Mesquite (North Mesquite), Tex.
Ben Habern, OC, 6-4, 270, 5.1, Denton ( Liberty Christian), Tex.
Gabe Moyer, OL, 6-2, 300, na, Oklahoma City (Bishop McGuinness), Okla.
John Williams, OL, 6-4, 330, na, Tulsa (Washington), Okla.
Troy Franklin, DT, 6-4 ½, 268, 5.35, Celina, Tex.
Tony Gillespie, DT, 6-1, 290, 5.3, Jenks, Okla.
Chancy Aghayere , DE , 6-3, 220, 4.63, Garland, Tex.
Gary Green, DE, 6-4, 270, 4.9, Mesquite (Horn), Tex.
Wesley Holloway, DE, 6-4, 245, Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall), Okla.
Gary Mason, LB, 6-5, 215, 4.75, Waxahachie , Tex.
Dylan Troutman, LB, 5-11, 200, 4.55, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
David Cato, S, 5-10, 190, 4.5, Mannsfield (Summit), Tex.
Cody Davis, S, 6-2, 210, 4.55, Stephenville, Tex.
Cornelius Douglas, CB, 5-9, 180, 4.5, Lawton, Okla.
Jordan Fields, CB, 5-11, 180, 4.55, Paris, Tex.
John Flanders, CB, 5-10, 170, 4.4, Midwest City, Okla.
Lamar Harris, S, 6-3, 180, 4.5, Gilmer, Tex.
Steffon Jones, S, 6-1, 170, Ada, Okla.
Denton Lynn, S, Celina, Tex.
Forrest Reed, DB, Shawnee, Okla.
Chika Madu, RB/DB, 5-11, 175, 4.5, Norman (Norman North), Okla.
Erike Parker, RB/WR/DB, 5-10, 190, 4.5, Mannsfield (Summit), Tex.
Kye Staley, QB/RB/LB/DB, 6-0, 200, 4.5, Guthrie, Okla.
K.J. Williams, TE/DE/LB, 6-4, 240, 4.7, Norman (Norman North), Okla.
Quinn Sharp, K, Mannsfield (Summit), Tex.
Obviously there were many others and we will add to the list as we gain those names.

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