Sizing Up The Cowboys On Offense

In the April issue of Go Pokes Magazine due out just before the April 12 Orange-White Spring Game we will list every current player on the Oklahoma State squad with an evaluation of where they stand heading into the summer and the start of fall camp. This will allow you to check out the players in the spring game and see if you agree with our assessment.

Below you will find a list of every offensive player getting ready for the start of spring practice next Monday, March 3. Under each player's information is a pre-spring assessment or status on their situation prior to the 15 days of practice the NCAA allows head coach Mike Gundy and his staff.

Quarterbacks (4)
11 Zac Robinson, 6-3, 205, Jr., Littleton (Chatfield High School), Colo.
Definite starter that will get decent reps this spring in order to get in flow with new offensive staff... No contact, doesn't need it because he has proved he can take a hit.

3 Alex Cate, 6-1, 195, So., Salt Lake City( Cottonwood High School), Utah
Will get a good number of reps as Cate will battle Brandon Weeden for backup role behind Robinson.

4 Brandon Weeden, 6-4, 220, RFr., Edmond( Santa Fe High School), Okla.
Exceptionally strong arm and will get first serious reps in the OSU offense after impressing on scout team last fall.

7 Zac Dickey, 6-1, 200, RFr., Pittsburg (St. Mary 's-Colgan High School), Kan.
Proved to be a really strong quarterback for a walk-on… Strong enough and athletic enough he could help on special teams.

Running Backs (6)
36 Melvin Davis, 5-9, 195, Jr., Houston (Cypress Falls), Texas /The Citadel
Anxious to see transfer from The Citadel, but he will have to sit out next season.

24 Kendall Hunter, 5-8, 180, So., Tyler (John Tyler High School), Texas
Proved plenty as a true freshman and will get the chance to be the marquee back or share the load as a sophomore.

2 Beau Johnson, 5-10, 210, Jr., Lawrenceville , Ga/Butler County C.C. , Kan.
He was very impressive in the snow against Snow for the national JC title and he will battle for a prominent role this fall..

12 Michael Roberts, 5-8, 180, RFr., Cache, Okla.
Has speed and rushed for more than 700 yards as a senior in high school.

20 Taylor Sokolosky, 5-9, 200, So., Tulsa (Cascia Hall High School), Okla./University of Tulsa
Contributor on special teams will miss spring with a broken foot.

5 Keith Toston, 6-1, 210, Jr., Angleton , Texas
Will do selected drills and no contact as he prepares to be ready in August coming off knee surgery.

Fullbacks (2)
48 John Toben, 6-1, 235, So., Woodway , Tex. / Hardin Simmons University, Texas
Don't know a lot about transfer, he didn't carry much for the H-S Cowboys.

37 Bryant Ward, 5-11, 215, So., Stillwater , Okla.
Looks to be the heir apparent at fullback after proving his love of contact on special teams as a freshman.

Wide Receivers (15)
84 Hubert Anyiam, 6-0, 175, RFr., Garland (North Garland High School), Texas
Matured as a freshman, he has plenty of speed and good hands.

8 Bo Bowling, 5-9, 190, Jr., Tonkawa , Okla./NEO A&M J.C., Okla.
He is starting to be known as the freak, beats everybody in competition drills and has great speed… He was Offensive Player of the Year in Southwest J.C. Conference.

9 Jeremy Broadway, 6-0, 195 Jr., Houston (Booker T. Washington High School), Texas
Walking a fine line, he needs to be perfect on and off the field to gain playing time next season.

1 Dez Bryant, 6-2, 210, So., Lufkin , Texas
If he pays attention to detail and is willing to work hard then the future is unlimited for him.

17 Tony Bush, 5-7, 160, RFr., Tyler (Lee High School), Texas/Navarro J.C., Texas
Transfer that will be eligible… He is small but reported to be quick.

81 Eddie Cameron, 5-11, 175, So., Pompano Beach (Ely High School), Fla.
He has shown flashes and seems to be reliable at catching the football.

3 William Cole, 6-0, 175, So., Cedar Hill, Texas
Has a world of ability but needs to be patient and improve work ethic… Fans can't wait to see him on the field and coaches would like to put him out there.

80 DeMarcus Conner, 6-1, 200, Jr., Spring (Westfield High School), Texas
A hard worker that has ability… He needs to find a way to distinguish himself from the rest.

25 Josh Cooper, 5-11, 175, RFr., Mustang, Okla.
Was so close to playing as a freshman but couldn't get the hamstring to cooperate… He has added weight and strength and looks to break out this spring.

85 Damian Davis, 6-5, 180, So., Mart, Texas
He looks so much better as he is over 190 pounds now… He made some good catches last season and has a chance to be a major factor next fall.

16 David Dixon , 5-11, 180, So., Lawton , Okla.
A new walk-on for the spring.

23 Nathan Gilsleider, 6-3, 200, So-Tr., Claremore (Claremore Christian), Okla./Hesston College, Kan./Eastern Oklahoma J.C.
A transfer who has been playing basketball and baseball at his first two schools.

6 Bryce Hood, 5-10, 175, RFr., Bartlesville , Okla.
A walk-on who red-shirted last fall.

26 Todd Nelson, 6-2, 200, Sr., Edmond (Edmond North High School), Okla.
A walk-on who has seen the field and proven to be reliable both blocking and catching… He has a tremendous work ethic.

83 Artrell Woods, 6-1, 200, So., Bryan, Texas
Has made a miraculous recovery after the scary accident in the weight room last summer… He will participate but be held out of contact.

Tight Ends (4)
31 Ben Bailey, 6-3, 225, So., Bixby , Okla.
Hard working walk-on.

89 Brian Bowling, 6-3, 260, Sr., Tonkawa , Okla./Friends University, Kan.
Has been a solid contributor on the practice field and comes in this spring as number three tight end.

87 Brandon Pettigrew, 6-6, 260, Sr., Tyler (Lee High School), Texas
A superstar that has earned the nickname "Superman"… Needs to work on consistency but has all the tools to be the best tight end in the nation next season.

86 Wilson Youman, 6-4, 240, RFr., St. Martinville (Martinville High School), La.
A red-shirt he is thrust into the backup role at the position this spring… He has loads of talent.

Offensive Linemen (17)
60 Brady Bond, OT, 6-6, 290, Jr., Garber, Okla.
Returning starter who will have to battle newcomer Andrew Mitchell for the job in the fall.

78 Michael Booker, OG, 6-3, 310, So., Paris (North Lamar High School), Texas
O-line coach Wickline likes him a lot… He will have to really shine to make a dent at the first team.

72 Mark Chesnut, OG, 6-1, 305, Jr., Miami, Okla./NEO A&M J.C., Okla.
New transfer walk-on.
65 Steve Denning, OG, 6-5, 295, Sr., Southaven, Miss./Northwest Mississippi C.C.
Returning starter who is possibly the strongest player on the team… Could face some competition from the young, hungry candidates.

77 Noah Franklin, OG, 6-5, 310, Jr., Vinita , Okla.
Would win any beauty contest out there… Is one of our favorite players but needs to be more consistent to earn playing time.

74 Grant Garner, OC, 6-3, 280, So., Mesquite (North Mesquite High School), Texas
Had a strong freshman season earning the backup center role after the injury to David Washington… He's being groomed to be the center of the future.

64 Casey LaBrue, OT, 6-5, 270, So-Tr., Enid, Okla./Missouri State University
Transfer will have to sit out… He was a quality player at Enid earning All-State honors.

52 Andrew Lawrence, OG, 6-4, 305, Jr., Dallas (Paulding County High School), Ga.
Now classifiesdas veteran, he can play just about any spot up and down the line.

54 Andrew Lewis, OC/OG, 6-5, 295, Jr., Joplin , Mo.
Came in and played very well last season after Washington was injured and will start this fall at either center or guard.

73 Sterling Malone, OG, 6-1, 285, RFr. Ft. Worth (Dunbar High School), Texas
Red-shirt this past fall.

75 Nick Martinez , OG/OT, 6-4, 310, RFr., Floresville, Texas
He shows great promise for the future and could earn a second team role during the spring.

77 Andrew Mitchell, OT, 6-5, 305, Jr.,Choctaw, Okla./Snow J.C., Utah
Junior college All-American and former tight end will immediately compete with Bond for the RT job.

76 Russell Okung, OT, 6-5, 290, Jr., Fort Bend (Bush High School), Texas
Locked in at LT and working his way toward being one of the better offensive linemen in the Big 12 and the nation.

71 Trent Perkins, OT, 6-5, 300, So., Alice, Texas
Perkins is a tough guy that should lock in as a prominent backup this spring.

70 Jonathan Rush, OT, 6-5, 295, RFr., Killeen, Texas
Another prize prospect for the future… Rush is talented enough to budge into the two-deep.

57 Jacob Secrest, OG/OT, 6-5, 295, So., Stillwater, Okla.
Another younger lineman who is very close to being ready to contribute on a regular basis… He should compete for a backup role.

63 David Washington, OC/OG, 6-3, 305, Sr., Guthrie, Okla.
A three-year starter coming off a broken leg… Washington will either go back to center or move into a guard position, but he'll start.

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