Recruiting: Maeweather Receiving Attention

It is becoming very obvious that Oklahoma State, and more precisely associate head coach and Houston-area recruiting ace Joe DeForest, is going to have a major chore in continually knocking off competition for already committed linebacker Stephen Maeweather.

The Houston (Sharpstown), Texas standout committed to Oklahoma State just after visiting Stillwater for Junior Day, and he is still getting hit on. Maeweather texted us Tuesday to tell us he had new offers from Missouri (this morning) and Purdue (this afternoon).

"Those are the first I've had since I committed to Oklahoma State," said Maeweather over the phone this evening. "I am still going to OSU."

Maeweather quickly added that last line. He is now involved in track practice in the afternoon as well as football offseason workouts. Spring break starts after Friday's classes for Sharpstown and while he is committed and says he is going to Oklahoma State he told us he is going to try and sight see during spring break.

"I'm going to try to get out to see Texas Tech and Baylor," he said. "I just want to go see what they are like."

That's why OSU and DeForest will be have to work on this one all the way through signing day next February.

Maeweather is a strong talent that repeated on the all-district team this season. This year he was first team All District 21-4A at linebacker after earning the District Newcomer of the Year honors in 20-4A in 2007. This past fall he had 94 total tackles with five sacks after running up 76 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, and five fumble recoveries as a sophomore.

In recruiting, Maeweather had heard from OU, TCU, Houston, Texas Tech, Baylor, Nebraska, Missouri, and a few others in addition to Oklahoma State. The scholarship offers that he received Tuesday from Missouri and Purdue can be added to the earlier offers from TCU, Houston, Texas Tech and Baylor. Cowboy fans have to hope that Oklahoma State stays as the only one that ever gets accepted.

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