Recruiting: Rollison Still High On OSU?

Quarterback Tyrik Rollison of Sulphur Springs, Texas had a big-time experience last Thursday night as he led his Wildcat team back in the second half to a come-from-behind win over Wichita Falls Rider on national television on ESPN2.

"It was all right," said Tyrik Rollison of the experience. "I tried to treat it just like a regular game. I was nervous some, but it was cool."

It was really cool as the Wildcats used their no-huddle, spread attack that they call "NASCAR offense" to completely wear down the Rider Raiders.

"This week we play Mesquite Poteet and it's homecoming," said the 6-2, 186-pound Rollison. "Our offense has been playing pretty good. We don't pass it as much as we used to because we have a pretty good running back."

Asked if he has had several more schools offer his scholarships recently, Rollison said, "not really." Kansas State, long thought to be one of the leaders in his recruitiment, was playing Wednesday night against Louisville on television.

"I'm not at home right now but I'm going to watch them when I do get home," he said. "Right now I would say Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor, and Kansas are my four top schools."

Late in August Rollison said that although Oklahoma State still hasn't offered, he now favored the Cowboys solidly over Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor and A&M. He told that to national recruiting expert and SuperPrep publisher Allen Wallace, so he is staying consistent.

"We run the same offense as Oklahoma State," he said. "I think if I went there it wouldn't take me too long to learn it and I could probably play early.

"Oklahoma State has a great team and they are still getting better," Rollison said. "The offense is always good and they really love to pass the ball."

So does Rollison think the Cowboys will offer him? "They said they like me a lot," he said. "I talked with (running back) coach Curtis Luper and he said that I've got to meet the head coach (Mike Gundy) before they offer.

"I've been liking Oklahoma State a lot and been watching them the past few years," he said. "I like how they play and can see myself fitting in over there."

Rollison said he plans to play out his season before making a decision. "I want to wait it out," he said. "I want to see who else comes through.

"I plan to take a few visits and see where I fit in best," said's No. 20 quarterback. "I just want to feel at home and be comfortable wherever I am."

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