Recruiting: Monster Weekend Begins Early

Count Bob and Cindy Koenig and Oklahoma State commitment Dan Koenig as early arrivals. The Koenigs arrived in Stillwater Thursday and will be staying on their own Thursday night before officially begining Dan's official visit Friday. Dan will get a chance to meet nearly all of his future teammates as four players are already on campus and 17 others will make their official visit this weekend.

In fact, when you include Texas Tech de-commit and Carl Albert All-State cornerback Tre'Vante Porter coming in on Monday with the holiday weekend, the 19 official visits on the weekend may be the highest number ever for one weekend at Oklahoma State.

There is also one unofficial visitor coming to Stillwater in offensive lineman Javius Townsend from Dallas (Madison), Texas. The 6-4, 280-pound Townsend has been committed to Texas Tech but he, like Porter, is having doubts following the coaching change from Mike Leach to Tommy Tuberville.

Oklahoma State is one of the schools that has offered a scholarship to Townsend. He has said he is making a trip to Stillwater for a quick look at OSU on Friday.

With quarterback Johnny Deaton, linebacker Caleb Lavey, cornerback Devin Hedgepeth, and a junior college cornerback Malcolm Murray are already on campus having enrolled for the spring semester. Four other OSU commits -- Arlington Bowie tandem wide receiver Montra Nelson and defensive tackle Diamonte Wheeler, Texarkana quarterback Nathan Sorenson, and Ford Bend Hightower linebacker Shaun Lewis -- visited during the season.

The only player that is committed that will not have visited yet is defensive tackle Calvin Barnett of Tulsa (Washington), Okla., who is fresh off a good performance in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

There is no danger it would seem of Barnett abandoning his pledge as his mother wanted him to stay home this weekend and catch up on the class work he missed in the week he was in San Antonio for the All-American Game. OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young is the recruiting coach and made a home visit with Barnett during the week.

OSU Visit List for Jan. 15-17
Gerron Anthony, OL, 6-3, 315, 5.2, Tyler (John Tyler), Texas
All-State selection helped lead Lions deep in the playoffs

Kris Catlin, LB, 6-1 1/2, 215, 4.64, San Antonio (Madison), Texas
All-San Antonio selection played for a stout squad upset in the playoffs

Davidell Collins, OL/DL, 6-6, 254, 4.89, Bearden, Ark.
Underrated player that has been to two state championship games in three seasons

Lavocheya Cooper, DB, 6-1, 188, 4.52, Arp, Texas
Two-time All-State selection that played both ways

Zack Craig, DB, 6-3, 180, 4.5, Smithson Valley, Texas
Track standout that played well for powerhouse and both parents are OSU grads

Eli Dickerson, OL, 6-6, 279, 5.19, The Woodlands (College Park), Texas
Talented and smart, he was previously committed to Rice

Chris Dinkins, WR, 6-2, 205, 4.4, Tyler (Lee), Texas
Explosive player that willed underdog Lee deep into the playoffs

Justin Gilbert, CB, 6-0, 178, 4.35, Huntsville, Texas

Speedster that attracted a ton of attention and he committed to OSU

Deion Imade, DB, 6-0, 175, 4.5, Rowlett, Texas
An all-district player that committed to Oklahoma State early as a safety

Jacob Jenkins, OL, 6-3, 255, 4.9, Gilmer, Texas
Helped blcok Gilmer to a state championship in Texas Class 3A

Kevin Johnson, WR, 6-2, 190, 4.39, Houston (Cypress Ridge), Texas
One of the most gifted receivers in Texas, looked great in summer camp, unselfishly played QB this season

Daniel Koenig, OL, 6-6, 260, 5.1, Cape Coral, Fla.
Helped lead Cape Coral to the school's best record ever

Chris Littlehead, DT, 6-3, 305, 5.2, Tahlequah (Sequoyah), Okla.
Played both ways and led Sequoyah to an unbeaten regular season

Stephen Maeweather, LB, 6-3, 215, 4.6, Houston (Sharpstown), Texas
Talented athlete that made an early commitment to Oklahoma State

Joseph Okafor, DE, 6-7, 250, 4.8, Houston (Bellaire), Texas
Big enough to be considered an a defensive tackle but quick enough for defensive end

Joseph Randle, RB, 6-0 1/2, 190, 4.45, Wichita (Southeast), Kan.
One of the most talented running back prospects in the Midlands

Tommie Saunders, DB/LB, 6-1, 195, 4.55, San Antonio (Madison), Texas
One of the top rated players in the San Antonio area

Larry Stephens, CB, 6-0, 180, 4.5, Galena Park (North Shore), Texas
All-district corner prospect from one of the top powerhouse programs in Houston area

OSU Visit List for Jan. 18
Tre'Vante Porter, CB, 6-0, 190, 4.45, Midwest City (Carl Albert), Okla.
All-Stater was committed to Texas Tech and is now considering other options

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