Season-High 44 Recruits See OSU Win Over KSU

A season-high 45 high school football prospects, including the top two players in Oklahoma and two verbally committed standouts from Texas, were at Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday night to see OSU's thrilling come-from-behind win over Kansas State. Muskogee, Okla., standout wide receiver Jameel Owens and Stephenville, Texas, standout and OSU commitment Kody Spano were making official visits.

Spano is enrolling at Oklahoma State in January and is expected to be tied up as late as the weekend before Christmas with playoffs as Stephenville is a favorite in Class 4A in Texas. The 6-3, 200-pound signal caller has as good a season going as any quarterback in Texas.

Spano could be throwing in the future to the Cowboys other official visitor for the weekend. Owens seemed to be having a good time on the sidelines while watching warm ups accompanied by a pair of Orange Pride members. Owens, who is 6-4, 210 pounds with 4.45 speed, seemed to be having an even better time in the Cowboy locker room after the game watching the players celebrate.

"He's having a great visit," said Muskogee High School assistant coach and former OSU linebacker Kenyatta Wright, who was there along with many former players to celebrate homecoming. "He (Owens) called me last night to tell me how good the visit was going."

Owens, who has close to 50 catches this season for more than 750 yards, is also scheduled to visit Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Florida before announcing a decision at the U.S. Army All-American Game in January at San Antonio, Texas. Earlier this week Owens had said he was looking to see a great game when he canceled a scheduled visit to LSU to instead visit come OSU. There is no doubt he saw a great game.

Normally, the Oklahoma State coaching staff doesn't like to schedule official visits on a game weekend but Spano needed to get his in and Owens wanted to take his now. Any other official visits the rest of the season will likely be junior college prospects.

Also, on hand for the game was Cowboy commitment and Guthrie athlete Kye Staley. Staley was wearing a black version of the Oklahoma State Barry Sanders jersey from 1988. Staley is having a monster year running, throwing and catching the ball. The 6-0, 200-pound Staley and his Guthrie teammates, of which several were with him, have a showdown game this Friday against another 5A unbeaten in Carl Albert. Staley and Owens are considered by virtually all high school experts to be the top two senior prospects in Oklahoma.

Standout defensive end Jeremy Gray of Sherman, Texas, is committed to the Cowboys. The 6-6, 240-pound Gray has missed some games this season with a knee injury but told me tonight while standing next to his parents that he is doing fine. Another committed player on hand for the game was Arlington Martin offensive lineman Lane Taylor. The 6-3, 295-pound Taylor is projected as an offensive guard.

There was one other committed player there but he is not an Oklahoma State commitment. Westmoore defensive tackle Joey Fowler was at the OSU-KSU game. Fowler is a 6-4, 260-pounder that is committed to Texas Tech, but has continued to show interest in Oklahoma State. He is a major reason that Westmoore has one of the best defenses in Class 6A in Oklahoma.

Official Visitors
Jameel Owens, WR, 6-3, 210, 4.45, Muskogee, Okla.
Kody Spano, QB, 6-3, 200, 4.7, Stephenville, Texas

Unofficial Visitors
Kane Bryen, OL/DL, Thomas, Okla.
James Day, LB, Guthrie, Okla.
Michael Doctor, RB/LB, Tulsa (Washington), Okla.
Kack Dumas, LB, Guthrie, Okla.
^Israel Escoe, DB, 6-1, 175, 4.5, Guthrie, Okla.
Austin Feuerborn, OL, Mustang, Okla.
Dante Foster, WR, Guthrie, Okla.
^Joey Fowler, DL, 6-4, 260, Moore (Westmoore), Okla.
^Jacob Gaithers, OL/DL, 6-4, 270, Kingfisher, Okla.
James Graham, TE, Midway (Hewitt), Texas
*Jeremy Gray, DE, 6-6, 240, 4.75, Sherman, Texas
Durtaveus Hewey, WR/CB, Moore (Westmoore), Okla.
^Gavin Howard, OL, Owasso, Okla. (Jr.)
Colton Hyde, DL, Washington, Okla.
^Jermaine Jackson, DT, 6-0, 285, Oklahoma City (Northwest Academy), Okla.
Shawn Jackson, LB, Tulsa (McLain), Okla.
Josh King, SS, Guthrie, Okla.
Wyatt Kinnamon, Ath., Chickasha, Okla.
^Matt Lantz, OL/DL, 6-3, 270, Clinton, Okla.
Beau Marsakin, QB, Blackwell, Okla.
John Martinez, OL, Salt Lakes City (Cottonwood), Utah
Talor McBane, QB, Savanna, Okla.
Tracy Moore, WR, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Anthony Morales, LB, Edmond (Memorial), Okla.
Jake Morgan, DL, Bixby, Okla.
Tracey Norwood, QB/FS, Moore (Westmoore), Okla.
Willie Okwonnu, WR/DB, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
Randy Ponder, RB/DB, 5-11, 175, 4.5, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
Shawn Richardson, CB, Muskogee, Okla.
Preston Roof, WR, Weatherford, Okla.
Jamel Rucker, QB/DB, Morris, Okla.
Stepehen Ruempolhamer, DL, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Howard Scarborough, WR/DB, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Angelo Shipp, WR, Muskogee, Okla. (Jr.)
Shawn Simon, OL, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Jerimy Smith, RB, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Randy Stanley, DB, Tulsa (Union), Okla.
Tread Stead, OL, Bixby, Okla.
*Lane Taylor, OL, 6-3, 305, Arlington (Martin), Texas
^Robert Thomas, DL, 6-2, 290, Muskogee, Okla.
Jonathan Washington, DT, Guthrie, Okla. (brother of OSU center David Washington)
Terrell Williams, DB, Tulsa (Edison), Okla.

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