Recruiting: Horton High On The Cowboys

There is really no doubt that tight end Justin Horton and Oklahoma State having mutual admiration for each other. Oklahoma State coaches can't comment by NCAA rules but Horton was at their Junior-Senior camp on the OSU campus and also their satellite camp at Kilgore, Texas. Judging from the way the coaching staff greeted Horton in Stillwater they like what they see in Horton.

The 6-3, 220-pound tight end from Henderson, Texas runs like a wide receiver and doesn't drop anything within reach. After laying out of football since the eighth grade, Horton came back last season as a junior and showed remarkable improvement, catching 26 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown.

Since his camp experience Horton said he has kept it simple this summer. "Working out and getting better," said Horton in his deep voice. "I'm working off a list, well really it is a short list, Oklahoma State," added Horton on his recruiting.

Horton may be making another unofficial visit to Oklahoma State soon, and another camp find, Crowley offensive lineman Dajuan Davis is another that could be in Stillwater. As for Horton, he laid out what he likes about Oklahoma State.

"One, their offensive game plan uses the tight end the same way that we do in our offense here at Henderson," explained Horton. "They use the tight end more as a receiver than a blocker, so I know I wouldn't have to be taking on 300- or 295-pound guys on every play. A lot of times for the tight end it is catching the pass and breaking into the secondary."

As far as what he likes off the field. "It's nice, everything is beautiful," he said. "The stadium is top of the line. It is like a Texas stadium or Ohio State. There is so much to chose from (as far as what to like)."

Horton said he has no timetable right now on his recruiting. "Right now it is up in the air, but when I do something you and several others will be the first to know," he finished.

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