You look for a quarterback to lead a team and Clint Chelf of Enid is in this weekend. He is reportedly favored because of his similar athletic talents to current Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson.
This past season, against Class 6A competition, Chelf ran for 734 yards and 11 touchdowns while completing 141-of-247 passes for 2,234 yards and 20 touchdowns with just 7 interceptions. He might be shown around by his brother, Colton, who just joined the program as a walk-on wide receiver.
The Tulsa gang is visiting this weekend as Tulsa Union teammates Jeremy Smith and Tracy Moore, along with Owasso U.S. Army All-American Brandon Webb, represent one of the best recruiting years in "Green Country" for Oklahoma State is some time.
Smith rushed for 1,664 yards and 30 touchdowns this season, following up on a junior season with 1,748 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Moore set a Tulsa Union record with 71 receptions for 1,023 yards and 14 touchdowns and proved valuable in other ways as well.
Webb, the son of former OU All-American offensive guard Terry Evans, is a two-time consensus All-State player that just represented Oklahoma in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas.
The trio are all good friends.
They are all aware of Midwest City Carl Albert safety Daytawion Lowe, who may be one of, if not the best, football player in the state in this class. A true Cowboy that rides horses as a hobby every weekend, Lowe had 127 tackles and four interceptions to go with some big plays delivered on offense. As a junior he had 116 tackles and three interceptions.
Those are the committed players visiting this weekend. The uncommitted include a pair of very talented wide receivers and a pair of very talented cornerback prospects. That foursome could head out to Boone Pickens Stadium and stage an entertaining one-on-one drill.
Cobi Hamilton of Texarkana, Texas is a long, tall wide receiver that can post up successfully in the secondary. He also has deceptive speed and is a talented basketball player. He is quite a catch and was undecided about what he was going to do after visiting Arkansas last weekend. He has also visited Kansas and Missouri. He confirmed Thursday that he is visiting the Cowboys and may or may not play in his team's basketball game with Marshall on Friday.
Ja-Mes Logan is an All-Greater Houston selection at wide receiver that has legit burn-you-down-the-field speed and has a big frame as well to get physical with defenders.
The corners are both speedy and in demand as DeMontre Hurst of Lancaster, Texas has Miami, Arizona, and North Carolina among others on his recruiting dance card.
Patrick Miller comes from the ultra-successful Hoover High program in Birmingham, Ala., and he would represent a nice beginning into starting recruiting ties in Alabama.
Linebacker Jonathan Evans is also out of Alabama and is just the right size and speed for the hybrid "star" linebacker position in the Oklahoma State defense. He verbally committed to Auburn last weekend but has stayed true on his word to make a visit to Stillwater.
The Cowboys have really started to make solid connections in Georgia with a pair of commitments and Ryan Robinson is a developing defensive line prospect out of Mill Creek High School that is likely going to get much bigger with his 6-5 frame. He has offers from the likes of Auburn, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
Finally, another in-state prospect in Tulsa Washington offensive lineman Keenan Taylor is set to make the trip to Stillwater. Taylor, committed to Kansas State, was a major reason that Washington controlled most of its games in the playoffs and won the Class 5A championship.
This is the line-up we know of for the upcoming weekend but with new coaches coming in, you never know if there could be any surprises. It is that time of the recruiting season.
It is possible that Texas quarterback sensation Tyrik Rollison, who led Sulphur Springs in impressive fashion to a state championship, may be visiting. Scout and other sources list him as visiting this weekend. Rollison is a tremendous prospect with the only question being his academics. His GPA is unknown and his most recent ACT score was reported to be a 13.
Rollison is considered the top QB prospect in East Texas for the Class of 2009. He throws the ball with pinpoint accuracy and his poise in the pocket is uncanny. In the Class 4A Division II championship win over Dayton, he threw for an amazing 517 yards and seven touchdowns. He accounted for 44 touchdowns as a junior and was named first team All-State in Class 4A in 2007 as he led Sulphur Springs High School to a 9-2 record.
Jonathan Evans, LB, 5-11, 202, 4.55, Pritchard (M.T. Blount), Ala. - Verbally committed to Auburn (1/9), OSU (1/16)
Cobi Hamilton, WR, 6-3, 198, 4.55, Texarkana (Texas), Texas - OSU (1/9), OU, Kansas (12/12), Baylor, Arkansas (1/9), Missouri (12/19)
DeMontre Hurst, CB, 5-10, 170, 4.5, Lancaster, Texas - OSU (1/16), Miami (1/23), Arizona (10/18), North Carolina, Michigan, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Tennessee
Ja-Mes Logan, WR, 6-3, 185, 4.45, Spring (Westfield), Texas - Oregon (12/12), Missouri (12/19), OSU (1/16), Mississippi (1/23)
Daytawion Lowe, DB, 6-1, 185, 4.45, Midwest City (Carl Albert), Okla. - Verbally committed to OSU (1/16)
Patrick Miller, CB, 5-10 1/2, 168, 4.45, Hoover, Ala. - Kentucky (12/18), OSU (1/16), West Virginia (1/23), Mississippi State (1/30)
Tracy Moore, WR/TE, 6-3 1/2. 220, 4.7, Tulsa (Union), Okla. - Verbally committed to OSU (1/16)
Ryan Robinson, DT, 6-5, 245, 4.9, Hoschton (Mill Creek), Ga. - OSU (1/16), Auburn, South Carolina, Kentucky
Jeremy Smith, RB, 5-11, 204, 4.48, Tulsa (Union), Okla. - Verbally committed to OSU (1/16)
Keenan Taylor, OL, 6-5, 250, 5.2, Tulsa (Washington), Okla. - Verbally committed to Kansas State, OSU (1/16)
Brandon Webb, OL, 6-4, 310, 5.0, Owasso, Okla. - Verbally committed to OSU (1/16)