Recruiting: Schooler Likes Oklahoma State

Alex Schooler has already heard from the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Southern Cal, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and in the Big 12 Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and Colorado. The 6-5 1/2, 245-pound defensive end from Wichita (Collegiate), Kan., is talented, smart, and looking like a genuine prize in the 2009 recruiting class.

He was part of a group of nearly 50 prospects that were in Stillwater on Saturday for the Cowboys second junior day and a chance to see a heckuva basketball game as OSU upset fourth-ranked Kansas.

"I would have been upset if I was a Kansas basketball fan," said Schooler, adding that he is not a KU hoops fan. "It went really good and I like everything they are doing with the future of the program.

"I especially like the coaching staff. Speaking with my defensive line coach (Glenn Spencer), he explained that I would need to like him as a person and he would need to like me as a person in order to get the best out of me as a player. I like that attitude."

At Wichita Collegiate, Schooler played both ways as a defensive end and a tight end where he said he had 10 receptions last season. He was rested some on offense but never came out on defense. He also plays basketball where he starts and was part of a state champion last season and part of winning a third straight league championship last Friday night.

"We've played pretty good and now we'll work on repeating as state champs," added Schooler.

Despite not getting in the weight room as much because he's a multi-sport athlete, Schooler has a 265-pound bench press, 515-pound safe squat and is right around 4.9 in the 40-yard dash.

He is looking for a combination major with pyschology and business management. Schooler knows what he is looking for. Oklahoma State is in the mix, but he will also check out Kansas State on an upcoming weekend where he will also see a basketball game. He also said Ole Miss has promised they are coming to his school in May.

Others that joined Schooler at the OSU Junior Day included Jenks All-State defensive back Gabe Lynn, Midwest City running back and defensive back Antonio Brown, Tulsa Washington defensive back Justin Skillens, jumbo Coweta offensive lineman T.J. Jones, and Texans like Katy offensive lineman Austin Sumrall and Denton Guyer High School teammates Kyle Clark and Cody Marley.

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