"We had 12 or 14 plays of live reps which is different than we've done in the spring and we let them go full speed," said Gundy.
"I like our returners. I like the way Quinn is punting the ball. I like the snaps. So I thought it was good. We'll evaluate it on tape and then we'll put them in pressure situations next week in the Orange-White game and give them an opportunity to perform in a game setting in front of a crowd."
The two watched practice along with future freshman quarterback Clint Chelf of Enid on Wednesday. Paulsen is on spring break and Barnes is just skipping a week of school to check out his future college home. Barnes sat in the stands for part of the scrimmage with his mother Demetrece and his dad Roosevelt, a former Purdue and Detroit Lions defensive end.
Caleb was wearing an Oklahoma State sweatshirt and spent a good portion of the last half hour of the scrimmage on the field with head coach Mike Gundy. The 6-3, 211-pound Lavey is likely to be headed to the OU spring game Saturday if they are following the same plan they had a couple of weeks ago when the weather forced them to cancel their planned weekend. Lavey has said he would like to make a decision sometime before next season.
Another linebacker prospect was on hand in Mitchell Osborne. of Southlake Carroll, Texas. Osborne spent a lot of time with recruiting coordinator Johnny Barr. He is a good looking outside linebacker prospect at 6-3, 205, and with 4.62 speed.
Three other prospects attending Friday's practice were wide receiver Floyd Chism (6-1, 180, 4.5) of Daingerfield, Texas, tight end Cody Nall (6-7, 240) of Ardmore, Okla., and athlete Brandon Speth (5-8, 177, 4.46) of League City (Clear Creek), Texas.
All five players are heading into their senior seasons.