Recruiting: Sorenson Has Only One Concern

Oklahoma State prized quarterback recruit Nate Sorenson said he was driving around Friday night when we caught up with him. He had been on the phone several times Friday as he is involved in both off-season baseball and now track practices as he finishes up at Texarkana (Texas High), Texas. We asked if he had heard the news out of Stillwater and the 6-2, 200-pounder responded.

"Yes, sir, Coach (Robert) Matthews called me and told me (about the hiring of Houston offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dana Holgorsen to the OSU staff)," said Sorenson.

"It was disappointing in that Coach Matthews won't be my position coach and we had built up a strong relationship as he has recruited me, so that was tough. Coach Gundy is coming down on Monday to make a visit with Coach Matthews, and he said he would answer all of my questions then.

"Plus, I talked to Coach Matthews and he is still going to be on the staff. We have a great relationship and it would have hurt if they would have let him go."

Sorenson said he is involved in baseball and track, and he is taking some college courses to get a head start.

"Baseball is going good even though the coaches can't do that much with us," explained Sorenson. "They can't start practicing us until February, but we've been getting together and throwing, hitting and running. Track practice started, this was the first week. I am not in track shape. I am in football shape, but not track."

Sorenson plays shortstop and pitches in baseball and runs the 200 meters and the 4x200 meter relay in track. He was a state champion in both last spring.

Now back to football and the Holgorsen hire. Sorenson said he is familiar with the coach and the offense from watching Houston.

"They sure put up big numbers and they throw the ball around a lot and I like that part of it," said the future Cowboy quarterback.

"I know they are going to change up the offense but I hope they don't change it up too much. As long as the quarterback still gets to run with the ball. That is a big reason why I chose Oklahoma State because of the offense and the fact that I could use my feet to move the ball as well as my arm. I still want the opportunity to do that. I guess Case Keenum runs the football some."

Sorenson was okay that he would get all of his answers on Monday when Gundy makes his in-home visit, the only opportunity that the head coach gets to visit face-to-face with recruits. We would also try to get the opinion of Johnny Deaton, the Cowboys other quarterback recruit in the 2010 class, but he is already enrolled and on campus and now subject to the no-media interview policy for first year players.

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