Recruiting: Lowe Stars In Carl Albert Win

Safety/athlete Daytawion Lowe of Midwest City (Carl Albert), Okla., was again in the forefront as the Titans continued their march toward a Class 5A state championship with a 44-7 win Saturday over Bixby, the same team that eliminated them in the playoffs a year ago. The quarterfinal win sets up the Titans for a semifinal game next weekend with Lawton MacArthur.

Lowe, who committed to Oklahoma State on his mother's birthday, had double digit tackles including some very impressive hits at safety. On offense he scored on a 21-yard touchdown run and then set sail 55 yards on defense with a scoop and score fumble recovery.

Overall, Lowe said the day was a lot of fun. "This is great," Lowe said. "It is the last time I'm going to get to play on Harris Field and we went out with a bang."

On the second quarter touchdown run, which was a sweep around the right side, Lowe had this description. "It was just a play where everybody blocked well and I got to the outside and from there it was over," he said.

Then there was the third quarter touchdown fumble recovery and score that really put the game away for good. "It just kind of ended up in my hands," said Lowe of the return on the far sideline in front of the Bixby bench. "I kind of hesitated but then I picked it up and said, 'let's go.'"

We'll have much more in the next edition of Go Pokes Magazine, including the thoughts of his mother, but the people at Carl Albert we spoke to ranging from the athletic director to coaches to teachers can't find enough good things to say about Lowe.

The 6-1, 185-pound speedster, according to everybody, is a better person than he is a football player and he is a very good football player. A couple dressed in crimson OU garb said they kept telling the Carl Albert coaches to tell Mike Gundy and the OSU coaching staff that Lowe was no good but then chuckled and said nobody would believe that.

Lowe said he is looking forward to being a Cowboy and for the first time admitted something we heard. He confirmed that he is not only a Cowboy by commitment and in his heart, but he is really a Cowboys that has been riding horses for years and would like to someday ride "Bullet" at Boone Pickens Stadium.

"Yes sir, I'm from Spencer (Okla.) and my dad, they all had horses and stuff and so I started riding," explained Lowe.

We'll have more on that but Lowe and talented teammate Christian Smith, another Carl Albert player that Oklahoma State is recruiting and who had a pair of sacks in the game with Bixby, go riding nearly every weekend.

Lowe is a heckuva football player that is helping Carl Albert toward a 10th state championship, a fantastic student and young man. And yes, Daytawion Lowe is a "real' Cowboy.

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