Recruiting: Benford Likes What He Sees

Defensive end Tim Benford of Jersey Village, Texas committed to Oklahoma State a couple of weeks ago without seeing the OSU campus or really meeting any of the Cowboys coaches other than associate head coach Joe DeForest. But the 6-5, 230-pound enterprise recruit for the Cowboys knew that he was going to have a chance to meet the coaching staff when they were in Houston for Wednesday's mini camp.

"It went good," said Benford of the camp held at Delmar Stadium in Houston. "I got to meet all the coaches and they are nice people. I mainly worked with the defensive line coach, Coach (Nelson) Barnes. He's pretty cool and knows his stuff."

Benford said he is further sold on his commitment to the Cowboys and will try to get up to Stillwater for an unofficial visit this summer.

"I'm also going to try and do some strength and conditioning camps, and I'm going to summer school," added Benford.

Back to Wednesday's camp ... Benford said he thought there was somewhere between 200 to 300 players in attendance. He said his running back teammate at Jersey Village Anthony Bibbs was not there, but when I asked him if he was impressed by any other players at the camp he did speak up on a teammate.

"Corey Wright was impressive," he said. "He is our strongside defensive end and he looked good on all the drills and I think the coaches liked what they saw."

Wright is a 6-3, 255-pound, run-stopping defensive end with 4.8 speed and is being pursued in recruiting by the likes of Oklahoma State, LSU, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Texas.

GoPokes Top Stories