Recruiting: Wheeler Has Great Weekend Visit

We're still tracking some of the official visitors from this past weekend in Stillwater as Oklahoma State defeated Georgia 24-10. OSU defensive tackle commitment Diamonte Wheeler, out of Arlington (Bowie), Texas, was in Stillwater on his official visit along with wide receiver teammate Montra Nelson and linebacker Shaun Lewis of Fort Bend (Hightower), Texas.

"I had a great time and Coach (Doug) Meacham was cool and excited that we were there this weekend," said the 6-3, 260-pound Wheeler.

"Coach (Bill)Young was showing me some gratitude and told me he was happy that I was coming to be a Cowboy. We had a little talk with Coach (Mike) Gundy and he said he was real excited that I was committed to the Cowboys.

"We got to go in the locker room and meet the players after the game and then went out with the players that night," added Wheeler. "They were saying they were happy that we were coming to school to join them. It was just a great place and I'm looking forward to being there next year."

Wheeler was hosted on his official visit by Cowboys defensive end Richetti Jones, who was an All-State defensive end at Dallas Lincoln. It just so happens that Wheeler and his Bowie teammates defeated Lincoln in the first game of their season a couple of weeks ago.

"Yeah, we talked about it," said Wheeler. "He (Jones) told us we wouldn't have beaten Lincoln if he'd been playing."

Wheeler said he is happy with the way he is playing as Bowie has defeated Lincoln and South Garland to go 2-0 on the season. "I've had a bunch of solos (tackles) and I'm feeling good about the way I'm playing," he said. "I'm playing good."

They will have a challenge this Friday as they will travel to East Dallas and Forester Field for a showdown with the Skyline Raiders. Wheeler said he can't wait.

Back to the visit, he was joined on the trip to Stillwater by his parents. "They loved it," said Wheeler. "My mom and dad have a real good relationship with Coach Meacham and they were happy to meet all the coaches and the families."

Wheeler said his focus is now on his senior season and working to fulfill the goal of making the playoffs and taking a shot at a state championship.

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