Recruiting: Cowboy Coaches Hit State Hard

Monday was the first day that college football coaches could be out on the road for the spring evaluation period. Schools have until the last week of May to get four weeks (20 days) on the road to evaluate high school players. This is not a contact period, but an evaluation period. Coaches may go into schools to talk with coaches, counselors, principals, teachers, and other school officials.

The coaches also can watch video and live practices, including offseason workouts and other sports, like track and baseball. There is no in person contact with the prospects, but starting May 1 coaches can make one phone call to a prospect during this evaluation period. Oklahoma State coaches were out in state for the first day.

We had sightings of Oklahoma State coaches in Midwest City Carl Albert where top safety prospect Daytawion Lowe is having a tremendous track season dominating in the 200 and 400 meter events.

There was a Cowboy coach, Jason Jones, spotted at Jenks, where standout cornerback Gabe Lynn is getting offers now from the likes of Michigan and Iowa. Lynn was in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday to watch his older brother Phillip Dillard play in the Huskers Red-White Game. Lynn has been a frequent visitor to Oklahoma State spring practices.

Other Cowboy coaches were spotted at Midwest City, Bishop McGuinness, Owasso, Tulsa East Central, and Union.

The Cowboys already have their top running back prospect committed from Tulsa Union in Jeremy Smith. It was Curtis Luper that checked in on Smith, who is also participating in track this spring. Other prospects that OSU coaches were no doubt checking on included tight end and defensive end Gabe Ikard at McGuinness, offensive lineman Brandon Webb at Owasso, defensive tackle Pearlie Graves and cornerback David Gordon at East Central.

The Cowboy coaches out on the road included Luper, Jones, Joe DeForest, Joe Wickline, Gunter Brewer, Tim Beckman, and Glenn Spencer. The NCAA passed a rule that now prohibits head coaches from going out during the evaluation period.

The Cowboys will rotate their staff on and off the road meaning that Trooper Taylor and Doug Meacham, both standout recruiters among a staff of serious recruiters, will also get their chance on the road.

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