Recruiting: Sorenson Busy With Track/Baseball

As frequently reported, the H1N1 flu outbreak and scare has high school athletic competition on hold in Texas. The UIL has put a ban on athletic competition between schools until May 11. Two sports that had the brakes put on them are track and baseball. Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback commitment Nathan Sorenson of Texarkana (Texas), Texas, plays both sports.

He is getting a little break from competition, but not from the work, and not from the steady interest in recruiting despite his commitment to OSU.

"It's hard (inactivity) and at first I thought it would throw us off our rhythm of having one track meet after another and being on a schedule," said Sorenson. "Thinking about it more, it gives us more time to be in shape and time to regroup. It gives us more time for extra practice in baseball, a few intrasquads (games) before the baseball regionals."

Sorenson has been sharp in both sports and has been especially impressive in track with a 10.7 seconds best in the 100 meters. He has a best time of 21.7 seconds in the 200 meters, and the Texas High 4X200 meter relay team, of which Sorenson is a member, has a Texas Class 4A best time of 1:26.2.

Sorenson has enough going on right now that it probably is fine that Texas High is not doing spring football this year.

"No spring football this year, but we are still doing things in athletics period," explained Sorenson. "We are doing seven-on-seven and one-on-one drills. I am throwing the football plenty. I have like four workouts a day including football.

"Also, with no spring football that allows us to start early in August with an extra week of two-a-days. We'll have a young team and that will help us come together nicely."

Sorenson led his Texas High School team to a 9-2 record while throwing for more than 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushing for 403 yards and two TDs in 2008 while earning first team All-District 13-4A honors.

During those workouts, Sorenson sees a few college coaches checking him out.

"Yes, quite a few coaches are coming through," said Sorenson, who also said he still gets a few letters. "North Carolina has offered recently and Houston Nutt (Ole Miss head coach) called and asked our recruiting coach (at Texas High) how solid my commitment was to OSU. Kansas State sent me a letter asking me to be a Wildcat or whatever."

Sorenson, who is a mid-term graduate that intends to be enrolled for the spring semester 2010 at OSU and be ready for spring football, confirmed his OSU commitment is solid. Of course, the Cowboys coaching staff is making sure they get by too.

"Oklahoma State was here Monday morning," said Sorenson. "Coach (Joe) Wickline was here at 8 o'clock. I didn't get to see him."

Not many people do get to see Sorenson, unless of course they play football, baseball, or run track.

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