Recruiting: One Scholarship Remaining

It's pretty simple where Oklahoma State is with its 2009 recruiting class. The Cowboys have one scholarship available and they are waiting, as is Auburn (we need to schedule them in a hurry) and Mississippi, on linebacker Joel Kight of Lithonia (Martin Luther King), Ga. Kight welcomed coaches from Ole Miss and Auburn in his home last night and has been in contact with OSU assistant Glenn Spencer.

We were supposed to hear about Kight's decision Thursday, and we've been calling but there has been no word on Kight's college destination.

If Kight went elsewhere the Cowboys looked to have a backup plan as Jairus Jones, a jumbo safety out of Tampa (Wharton), Fla., who was scheduled to come in this weekend. Jones (6-2, 210) is also committed now, choosing Michigan State, and like a good commitment shutting down his recruitment.

Tulsa Washington's Michael Doctor (Oregon State) and Heritage Hall's Turner Petersen (Rice) come to mind as possible players that could fit the "star" linebacker mold that the Cowboy coaching staff is seeking.

There is also a popular movement among Oklahoma State fans to make a pitch for recent ESPN SportsCenter Play of the Day recipient Donte' Foster of Guthrie. Foster, a standout wide receiver and basketball player, had a spectacular tip-in from behind his back in the Carl Albert Tournament to make it as the No. 1 Play of the Day.

Foster had talked playing college basketball early but is now interested in playing college football. He finished this season with 51 receptions for 938 yards and 14 touchdowns. Foster is a great athlete that at 6-3, 19 pounds makes highlight reel plays. The problem is that OSU has a lot of wide receivers.

The scholarship could be held for a "just in case" situation. That could be a transfer, a late developing recruit that gets eligible late, or held all the way to December for a junior college predictor that would count back in the 2009 class.

There is no doubt that decision will take up some of the time with the staff coming off the road this weekend and campused as of Sunday midnight with the pre-signing day quiet and dead period.

That means it is a perfect weekend for a junior day and that is what the staff will do. With no men's or women's home basketball game for entertainment, a tour of the new west end zone will have to do and should be a highlight for the anticipated 60 to 70 prospects that will make the trip to Stillwater for the Saturday event.

To see the early list of junior prospects, click on the link below (those players with an asterisk next to their names have committed to attend).

Junior Day List

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