Meet the Cowboy Recruiting Class

An introduction to the high school and junior college players who make up Oklahoma State's Class of 2010.

OL Gerron Anthony
6-3, 315, 5.2
Tyler (John Tyler), Texas
Bench Press: 355, Squat: 505, VJ: na
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit and No. 38 OG in the nation, Max Emfinger All-America Bowl participant, honorable mention Associated Press Class 5A All-State, Texas Football Top 300 senior, All-District 11-5A.
Senior Stats: Led team to Class 5A Division II quarterfinals.
Junior Honors: All-District 11-5A.
Junior Stats: na.
Other schools recruited by: Mississippi State, Houston, Tulsa, Louisiana-Monroe, UTEP.
Signing Day Evaluation: Anthony has all the physical traits to be successful for the Cowboys in the offense they are moving into with new coordinator Dana Holgorsen. He has a big wingspan, good feet, and an attitude on the field. Look for him settling in at guard. He should have time to develop before being called upon and is likely to redshirt as a freshman.

LB Kris Catlin
6-1 1/2, 215, 4.64
San Antonio (Madison), Texas
Bench Press: 300, Squat: 450, VJ: 32"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 54 OLB in nation, SuprePrep Texas Preseason No. 75, SuperPrep Postseason No. 64, Texas Football Top 20 Linebacker, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, San Antonio Express-News second team All-Area, All-District 26-5A.
Senior Stats: 99 tackles.
Junior Honors: All-District 26-5A.
Junior Stats: 98 tackles, 2 interceptions.
Other schools recruited by: Illinois, Houston, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Colorado, Arizona.
Signing Day Evaluation: Strong with good quickness and a very good football IQ, Catlin is a really good tackler. He doesn't miss many and has good fundamentals in tackling, which are sometimes missing in today's high school linebackers. He could play quickly but a redshirt season wouldn't hurt either. He might remind you of Patrick Lavine coming out of high school.

OL/DL Davidell Collins
6-6, 254, 4.89
Bearden, Ark.
Bench Press: 290, Squat: 400, VJ: na
Senior Honors: SuperPrep Arkansas Preseason No. 15, SuperPrep Arkansas Postseason No. 10, Scout 2-star recruit, No. 118 DE in the nation, Associated Press All-Super Team, AHSAA All-State Team, All-Region Eight.
Senior Stats: Helped team to the Class 2A state championship game as a sophomore and senior.
Junior Honors: Second Team All-Region Eight.
Junior Stats: Helped team to Class 2A semifinals.
Other schools recruited by: Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas State, Texas Tech.
Signing Day Evaluation: Collins is my "sleeper" in this class. After watching him on tape I believe the sky is the limit. He is raw on both sides of the ball but he has everything you are looking for physically, and room to grow and do it in a hurry. Collins really favors playing defense – end for now but he could grow into a tackle. He could also end up as an offensive tackle. Collins potential is unlimited and he has been a force as a starter on a championship caliber team since his sophomore season. He is a likely redshirt but after that with the strength program and the coaching he will get the sky is the limit.

DB Lavocheya Cooper
6-1, 188, 4.52
Arp, Texas
Bench Press: 255, Squat: 400., VJ: na
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 72 safety in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 122, Texas Football Super Team, Texas Football Top 20 Defensive Back, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Texas Sports Writers Association All-State, Second eam Associated Press All-State, All-East Texas (kick returner), All-District 19-2A.
Senior Stats: 84 carries for 889 rushing yards (10.6 ypc), 14 rushing touchdowns, 6 receptions for 99 yards (16.g ypc), two receiving touchdowns, 87 tackles, 8 interceptions (1 returned for TD), 3 tackles for losses, 3 fumbles caused, 1 fumble recovery.
Junior Honors: Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Team, All-East Texas, All-District 19-2A.
Junior Stats: 1,602 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns, 3 receptions for 52 yards and 1 TD, 72 tackles, 7 intereceptions (3 returned for TDs), 3 fumble recoveries, 42.1 yard kickoff return average.
Other schools recruited by: Baylor, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, TCU, Utah.
Signing Day Evaluation: Cooper combines strength and speed and should make an outstanding safety. The bonus is he is a candidate to play offense if needed, and he is a lock o play on a number of special teams. The only question that comes into play is the adjustment period coming from a smaller class. You never know if a player will need more time with the jump in competition or if they will settle in quickly. As a skill player with lots of talent, he is more likely to adjust quickly.

DB Zack Craig
6-3, 180, 4.5
Spring Branch (Smithson Valley), Texas
Bench Press: 240, Squat: 320, VJ: 32"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 86 CB in the nation, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Honorable Mention Associated Press All-State, Second Team San Antonio Express-News All-Area, All-District 26-5A.
Senior Stats: 45 tackles, 6 passes broken up, 3 blocked kicks.
Junior Honors: Second Team All-District 26-5A.
Junior Stats: 83 tackles, 4 interceptions, 3 blocked field goals, 1 blocked punt.
Other schools recruited by: Colorado (was committed), Baylor, Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas-San Antonio.
Signing Day Evaluation: Here is your other top "sleeper" and I can't believe I am using that term for this young man coming out of this powerhouse program. To be absolutely honest, Craig was a victim of reverse discrimination. Coaches and schools don't look at white defensive backs unless they look like they can grow into linebackers. I've said it because it is true. Now with Craig the tape doesn't lie and neither do his results in track where he has run a time of 39.63 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. The kid is fast, has good instincts, and we love that he is working hard this spring on his flexibility. He is athletic enough to play corner and did so at Smithson Valley. The other huge positive with Craig is he bleeds orange with both parents graduating from Oklahoma State. He will play hard when it counts the most.

QB Johnny Deaton
6-2, 195, 4.6
Sand Springs (Charles Page), Okla.
Bench Press: 235, Squat: 350, VJ: 30"
Senior Honors: SuperPrep Preseason and Postseason All-American, SuperPrep Midlands No. 7 Preseason Player, SuperPrep Midland No. 14 Postseason Player, Scout 3-star recruit, No. 46 QB in the nation.
Seniors Stats: Completed 38 of 85 passes with five interceptions for 508 yards and seven touchdowns.
Junior Honors: Second Team Tulsa World All-State, Honorable Mention Oklahoman All-State, Tulsa World All-Metro.
Junior Stats: Completed 129 of 260 passes with just six interceptions for 1,818 yards and 11 touchdowns, rushed for 1,665 yards on 129 carries for 18 touchdowns, led Sand Springs to its first playoff appearance in 11 seasons.
Other schools recruited by: He committed to OSU early but OU, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State also expressed interest.
Signing Day Evaluation: A broken collarbone in the first game of his senior season was a disappointment and it may hold him back some but he proved his toughness in a big way even though it was not in question. He has excellent skills and showed last summer with an added emphasis that he is quite capable of throwing the football. His attitude is good as well as he has embraced the change at offensive coordinator with Dana Holgorse and word is he is already studying video and working on learning the offense before a playbook is even available. The other word coming out of the football program is that he has embraced the weight room and the coaching of Rob Glass.

OT Eli Dickerson
6-6, 286, 5.19
The Woodlands (College Park), Texas
Bench Press: 325, Squat: na, VJ: 24"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 61 OG in the nation, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, All-District 14-5A.
Junior Honors: All-District 14-5A.
Other schools recruited by: Rice (was committed), Baylor, Colorado State, Texas A&M.
Signing Day Evaluation: Tremendous size and very intelligent, Dickerson has a sincere personality which plays huge for an offensive lineman. He has a big wing-span, is strong, and moves his feet well. He is almost a definite redshirt the first season and then will work on competing for a spot at tackle. His size really works well at the tackle position.




WR Chris Dinkins
6-2, 205, 4.4
Tyler (Lee), Texas
Bench Press: na, Squat: na, VJ: 38"
Senior Honors: Scout 4-star recruit, Scout National Top 300, Scout No. 263 player overall, No. 41 WR in the nation, Texas Football Top 20 Defensive Back, Texas Football Top 300, All-Area Team, All-District 11-5A (wide receiver).
Senior Stats: Rushed for 858 yards on 104 carries (8.3 ypc) for 7 touchdowns, caught 13 passes for 152 yards (11.7 ypc) for 6 touchdowns, and helped team to the third round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Junior Honors: Honorable Mention All-District 11-5A (safety).
Other schools recruited by: TCU (was commited), Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Utah.
Signing Day Evaluation: Multi-talented and proven on both sides of the football. Head coach Mike Gundy is very excited about Dinkins and thinks he may be the most explosive playmaker in the class. Gundy compares him athletically to Dez Bryant. However, Dinkins has played at so many positions rather than developing at just one. Do not be surprised to see Dinkins play early in this new Holgorsen directed offense. You can also expect Dinkins to get a good look on special teams in the return game.

CB Justin Gilbert
6-0, 178, 4.35
Huntsville, Texas
Bench Press: 265, Squat: na, VJ: na
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 41 CB in the nation, SuperPrep Texas No. 42 Preseason Player, SuperPrep Texas No. 51 Postseason Player, Texas Football Top 20 QB, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, District 18-4A MVP, All-District 18-4A.
Senior Stats: Rushed for 1,061 yards on 122 carries (8.7 ypc) for 9 touchdowns. Completed 50 of 108 passes with 8 interceptions for 753 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Junior Honors: District 18-4A Offensive MPV.
Junior Stats: Completed 46 of 100 passes with 5 interceptions for 785 yards and 5 touchdowns, rushed for 628 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Other schools recruited by: Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, OU, Ole Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, Utah.
Signing Day Evaluation: More than any other prospect in the recruiting class, fans have cried for Gilbert to get a look on both sides of the football. Sometimes you have to trust that the coaching staff knows what they are doing and I agree on Gilbert as his speed and hips dictate he could make an excellent college cornerback. He also has good size and combining Gilbert with junior college signee Malcolm Murray and Devin Hedgepeth would give Oklahoma State unprecedented size at corner for the future.

CB Devin Hedgepeth
6-0, 190, 4.5
Derby, Kan.
Bench Press: 300, Squat: na, VJ: 30"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 72 CB in the nation, SuperPrep Midland Preseason No. 76 player, SuperPrep Midlands Postseason No. 41 player, Kansas Coaches All-State (wide receiver), Wichita Eagle Kansas Top 11.
Senior Stats: More than 1,000 yards receiving and rushing combined with 2 touchdowns, 67 tackles and 2 interceptions.
Other schools recruited by: Kansas State, Kansas, Air Force, Colorado State.
Signing Day Evaluation: Coming in early should help Hedgepeth immensely as he was spotted on offense and played both ways in high school. He will get nothing but work at corner and should develop rapidly. The depth situation at corner dictates that he will get a good look at entering the depth chart immediately. A smart student, his mind will help him on the field as well. Look at him to be featured on a number of special teams as well. His attitude is as good as it gets and with his talent that makes his potential very high to play and excel very soon.

DB Deion Imade
6-0, 175, 4.5
Rowlett, Texas
Bench Press: 255, Squat: 405, VJ: 33"
Senior Honors: Max Emfinger All-American Bowl participant, Scout 3-star recruit, No. 52 safety in the nation, All-District 10-5A.
Senior Stats: 101 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries.
Junior Honors: Second Team All-District 10-5A.
Junior Stats: 116 tackles.
Other schools recruited by: SMU, Iowa State, Rice, Kansas.
Signing Day Evaluation: He comes out of a strong Class 5A Texas program and is an outstanding tackler. He will be a candidate to redshirt and improve his strength and fill out physically. The other concern is not as much of a concern but an unknown, how good are his ball skills. One thing is certain, there is no substitute for having good tacklers on your football team.


OL Jacob Jenkins
6-3, 255, 4.9
Gilmer, Texas
Bench Press: 340, Squat: 520,, VJ: na
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 43 OG in the nation, Associated Press Texas 3A All-State, All-East Texas, All-District 17-3A.
Senior Stats: Helped block his team to a Texas Class 3A state championship.
Junior Honors: All-District 17-3A.
Other schools recruited by: Missouri (was committed), Houston, TCU.
Signing Day Evaluation: The first contribution to Oklahoma State from the powerhouse East Texas high school program in Gilmer, Jenkins is a tough kid that projects inside as a guard or even a center. He is a definite redshirt candidate that will need the year in the weight room and the time to develop. He does have a mean streak that you can see on tape with the way he plays. He doesn't just want to block opposing defenders, but he wants to destroy them.

WR Kevin Johnson
6-2, 190, 4.39
Houston (Cypress Ridge), Texas
Bench Press: 230, Squat: 405, VJ: 33"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 132 WR in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 82, SuperPrep Texas Postseason No. 95, Texas Football Top 20 Wide Receiver, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Second Team All-District 15-5A (kick returner).
Senior Stats: 485 rushing yards on 65 carries (7.5 ypc) for 6 touchdowns, 24 pass receptions for 412 yards (17.2 ypr) for 5 touchdowns.
Junior Honors: All-District 15-5A.
Junior Stats: 45 pass receptions for 690 yards and 12 touchdowns, 147 rushing yards and 1 TD.
Other schools recruited by: Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Minnesota, Rice, SMU.
Signing Day Evaluation: Johnson played out of position as a senior at quarterback proving he was unselfish and had a strong team attitude. It was tough for him after such a productive junior season at wide receiver. The Cowboys will have him back where he should take off at wide receiver. He has good speed and his time at quarterback will help him in his understanding of how to help the offense more at wide receiver. His physical skills are good as he has size, good strength, good hands, and terrific speed. We watched him closely last summer at camp and were sold on his skills from the beginning.

OL Dan Koenig
6-6, 260, 5.1
Cape Coral, Fla.
Bench Press: 320, Squat: 385, VJ: na
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 49 OT in the nation, SuperPrep Dixie Preseason No. 59 player in Florida, SuperPrep Dix Postseason No. 69 player in Florida, Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 16 Team, FACA District 16 Senior Team.
Senior Stats: Helped block his team to the best record in school history, an unbeaten regular season.
Junior Honors: Second Team District 16 Team.
Other schools recruited by: Nebraska, Ole Miss, Clemson, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Auburn, Miami (Fla.), Wake Forest, Florida State, Southern Miss.
Signing Day Evaluation: The youngest of the Koenig brothers and he is the most athletic and arrives as a freshman with the best size and strength. There is no doubt that his experience of watching two older brothers play Division I football has helped him. We believe he has at least part of that mean streak that middle brother David had that made him successful. There is nothing wrong with playing offensive line with a defensive lineman's attitude. He has a lot of self-confidence and should develop quickly. Depending on his ability to put on weight during the spring and summer, he could be an option, if needed, to play right away. Again, that comes from knowing what to expect after seeing two brothers go through it. With the family ties, he will play hard for the name on the front and the back of the jersey.

LB Caleb Lavey
6-3, 215, 4.71
Celina, Texas
Bench Press: 285, Squat: 435, VJ: 27"
Senior Honors: Scout 4-star recruit, Scout National Top 300, Scout No. 220 Player in the nation, Scout No. 20 LB in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 50 player, SuperPrep Texas Postseason No. 52 player, National Butkus Award nominee, Second Team Texas Football Super Team, Texas Football Top 20 Linebacker, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Second Team Associated Press Texas 3A All-State, All-District 9-3A.
Senior Stats: 119 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble caused, 1 fumble recovered.
Junior Honors: Associated Press Texas 3A All-State Defensive Player of the Year, 3A All-Area (Dallas-Ft. Worth) Team, District 9-3A Defensive Player of the Year, District 9-3A Defensive MVP as a sophomore.
Junior Stats: 200 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 fumbles caused, 2 fumble recoveries.
Career Stats: 537 tackles, 18 sacks, 7 interceptions.
Other schools recruited by: Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, and Texas Tech, among others.
Signing Day Evaluation: If there is a player in this class that has groomed for this opportunity then it is Lavey. He has known for a long time that he wanted to play college football. He has grown up in the pressure packed system of a football powerhouse in Celina. He was ready to play early and has as much, really more, varsity experience than any player coming in with this class. Good physically, he has already overcome stress fracture problems to prove toughness and determination. His football IQ is extremely high.

LB Shaun Lewis
6-1, 210, 4.5
Fort Bend (Hightower), Texas
Bench Press: 350, Squat: 485, VJ: 36"
Senior Honors: Under Armour All-American Game participant, Scout 4-star recruit, Scout National Top 300, Scout No. 83 player in the nation, Scout No. 7 OLB in the nation, SuperPrep Postseason All-American, SuperPrep Preseason No. 8 LB in the nation, SuperPrep Postseason No. 15 LB in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 9, SuperPrep Texas Postseason No. 15, Texas Football Super Team, Texas Football Top 20 Linebacker, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Greater Houston Area Touchdown Club Finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, Associated Press Texas Class 5A All-State, All-Greater Houston, District 23-5A Defensive Player of the Year.
Senior Stats: 94 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 5 sacks.
Junior Honors: Second Team TSWA All-State, Second Team Associated Press All-State, Greater Houston Area Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year, All-Greater Houston, District 23-5A Defensive MVP, led team to Class 6A state championship game.
Junior Stats: 134 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 9 sacks.
Other schools recruited by: Received more than 40 offers, including Texas A&M, OU, Alabama, UCLA, Oregon, and Notre Dame.
Signing Day Evaluation: May be the most physically gifted signee in the class as Lewis is absolutely perfect for the "star" linebacker position. He has excellent speed, high football IQ, strong leadership qualities, and plays at his best the bigger the stage and the greater the pressure. It never hurts to have a player that has been involved in a state championship game like he was at the end of his junior season. All you have to do is check his stats, his strength numbers, and that explosive vertical. I think it is almost a certainty that he will factor as a freshman on the depth chart and on special teams. Remember, he is a Joe DeForest recruit which means the special teams coordinator has had a lot of time to imagine what he can do and where he can play on cover and return units.

OL Chris Littlehead
6-3, 305, 5.2
Tahlequah (Sequoyah), Okla.
Bench Press: 335, Squat: 485, VJ: 30"
Senior Honors: Offense-Defense All-American Game participant, Max Emfinger All-American Bowl selection, Scout 3-star recruit, No. 47 DT in the nation, SuperPrep Midlands Preseason No. 38, SuperPrep Midland Postseason No. 36, Second Team Oklahoman All-State (offensive line), Honorable Mention Tulsa World All-State.
Senior Stats: 53 tackles, 17 unassisted tackles, 6 sacks, 3 fumbles recovered, 6 passes deflected, 90 percent touchbacks on kickoffs.
Other schools recruited by: Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Colorado State.
Signing Day Evaluation: He is strong and determined, Littlehead is a tough guy that plays the game for the right reason. He loves it. At Tahlequah Sequoyah, he did not get a lot of press and, to be honest, was terribly slighted when it came to postseason honors. He is very good against the run but will need work against the pass. He uses his hands well but can improve and will. He has good feet but will get better there as well. He could play immediately or if there is enough depth, a redshirt year would make him better and more productive in a future fifth season.

LB Stephen Maeweather
6-3, 215, 4.6
Houston (Sharpstown), Texas
Bench Press: 245, Squat: na, VJ: 38"
Senior Honors: Max Emfinger All-American Bowl participant, Scout 3-star recruit, No. 20 MLB in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 92, Second Teram Texas Football Super Team, Texas Football Top 20 Linebacker, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, District 21-4A Defensive Player of the Year, All-District 21-4A.
Other schools recruited by: Texas Tech, UCLA, Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Missouri, Purdue.







LB Joe Mitchell
6-3 1/2, 215, 4.6
Katy (Morton Ranch), Texas
Bench Press: 275 Squat, 440, VJ: 36"
Senior Honors (2008): Scout 2-star recruit, Second Team All-District 17-5A.
Senior Stats (2008): 1,197 rushing yards on 184 carries for 12 TDs, completed 50.4 percent of his passes for 1,019 yards for 8 touchdowns with 2 interceptions.
Junior Honors (2007): Honorable Mention All-District 18-5A.
Junior Stats (2007): 63 total tackles, 4 interceptions.
Other schools recruited by: Missouri, Kentucky, Tulane, UTEP.
Signing Day Evaluation: He showed his determination to get to Oklahoma State in going home after being caught up in the controversy involving his high school coaches and re-taking an Algebra 2 course. He was helped by being in Stillwater last summer and part of preseason camp. Now he needs to shake off the rust, get back in shape, and be ready to make a push at his position before the younger competition get in school. He has a chance to be very involved on special teams with his athletic ability. He might make a really good kick blocker with his speed and length.

CB Malcolm Murray
6-2, 200, 4.45
Mt. San Antonio C.C./Weber State/Gardena (Junipero Serra), Calif.
Bench Press: 310, Squat: 420,, VJ: 35"
Junior College Honors (2009): National Championship game Defensive MVP, All-CIF, All-State junior college.
Junior College Stats (2009): 39 tackles, 6 interceptions, 4.5 tackles for loss.
Other schools recruited by: Signed by Oregon out of high school in 2008. Recruited this year by Kansas, Illinois, Purdue, USC, Minnesota, Auburn, Nevada.
Signing Day Evaluation: You have to be as excited about Murray as anybody out there. He has three years to play and is absolutely huge for a cornerback. He could make a big difference in this conference if he has the speed and the hip turn to stay with the jumbo athletic receivers that seem to permeate the Big 12. He has a great attitude and the fact that he was originally recruited as a wide receiver is another plus. He understands the mindset on the other side.

WR Montra Nelson
6-3, 215, 4.6
Arlington (Bowie), Texas
Bench Press: 275, Squat: 365, VJ: 36"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 99 WR in the nation, Texas Football Top 20 Wide Receiver, Texas Football Top 300 Senior.
Senior Stats: 34 receptions for 511 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Junior Stats: 9 receptions for 93 yards, 38 rushing yards on five carries for 2 TDs.
Other schools recruited by: Kansas and TCU.

Signing Day Evaluation: A big wide receiver, he will fit at the inside receiver position in the Cowboys future offense. Nelson got a lot of credit from the Bowie High School staff for being a strong blocker. Physically, he will resemble Tracy Moore when he arrived as a freshman last season. We saw him in the summer at camp and liked his ball skills a lot. The question is will he be fast enough or physical enough as a freshman to shake off or post up coverage. There is always the option of a redshirt season.

DE Joe Okafor
6-7, 250, 4.8
Houston (Bellaire), Texas
Bench Press: 315, Squat: 405, VJ: 32"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, No. 72 DE in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Postseason No. 114, Texas Football Top 25 Defensive Lineman, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Second Team All-District 20-5A.
Other schools recruited by: Texas Tech, Baylor, Arkansas, Nebraska, California, LSU, Notre Dame, Houston.
Signing Day Evaluation: Of all the recruits Okafor may be more of a project but with his size and athletic skills he has a tremendous upside. He was also recruited by schools to play basketball in college and with his wingspan could become a real weapon as a pass rusher. He is still learning the game and will only get better as well as stronger.



RB Joseph Randle
6-0 1/2, 190, 4.45
Wichita (Southeast), Kan.
Bench Press: 260, Squat: 420, VJ: 36"
Senior Honors: Scout 4-star recruit, Scout National Top 300, Scout No. 255 player overall, Scout No. 21 RB in the nation, SuperPrep Preseason and Postseason All-American, and No. 16 RB in the nation, SuperPrep Midlands Preseason No. 12, SuperPrep Midlands Postseason No. 19, Kansas Coaches Association All-State (defensive back).
Senior Stats: 1,200 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns.
Junior Honors: Wichita Eagle All-Metro.
Junior Stats: 834 rushing yards on 150 carries, 9 receptions for 72 yards, completed 3 of 8 passes, 15 total touchdowns, 61 tackles.
Sophomore Stats: 1,733 rushing yards, 22 touchdowns.
Other schools recruited by: Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Arizona, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Stanford, Texas A&M, Iowa, Boston College.
Signing Day Evaluation: Well built for a back coming out of high school, he could be a natural in this new offense. Think Baron Batch at Texas Tech as Randle compares favorably to him in size and athletic ability. When he becomes the guy, Randle could easily get 25 touches a game between rushing and receiving. Played in high school on a team where he was the dominant weapon and had opposing defenses stacked to stop him, so he has already developed a good sense of toughness.

DB Tommie Saunders
6-1, 195, 4.55
San Antonio (Madison), Texas
Bench Press: 285, Squat: 405, VJ: 33"
Senior Honors: Scout 4-star recruit, Scout No. 30 safety in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 110, SuperPrep Texas Postseason No. 77, Texas Football Top 20 Defensive Back, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, San Antonio Express-News All-Area, All-Distrct 26-5A.
Senior Stats: 71 tackles, 1 interception, 4 blocked kicks.
Junior Honors: Second Team All-District 26-5A.
Junior Stats: 97 tackles, 1 interception.
Other schools recruited by: LSU, OU, Texas Tech, Florida State, Houston, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas A&M.
Signing Day Evaluation: He will likely be groomed to play at linebacker, probably the star position. For that reason don't be surprised to see him redshirt. For his size he is a very physical player that definitely doesn't back away from anything on the field. He is also one of those guys that could be a special teams dynamo for Joe DeForest.

QB Nathan Sorenson
6-3, 200, 4.5
Texarkana (Texas High), Texas
Bench Press: 290, Squat: 400, VJ: 34"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, Scout No. 41 QB in the nation, Texas Football Third Team Super Team, Texas Football Top 20 Quarterback, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Offensive MVP District 13-4A.
Senior Stats: threw for 1,700 yards and 16 touchdowns, rushed for 769 yards and 7 TDs.
Junior Honors: All-District 13-4A.
Junior Stats: 1,921 passing yards and 25 TDs, 403 rushing yards and 2 TDs.
Other schools recruited by: Kansas State, LSU, Oklahoma, Rice, TCU, Texas Tech.
Other Accomplishments: Won state in track as the third leg on the Texas High 4-x-200 relay team, and also won the Class 4A state baseball championship last season as a shortstop and pitcher.
Signing Day Evaluation: The other half to Oklahoma State's quarterback recruiting class, Sorenson has all the skills that you are looking for as a leader, a better than average passer, and a superior athlete. He is a smart player that is able to rally his teammates and inspire confidence. He is a winner with his football career, baseball, and track all as shining examples. He will remind you some in personality of departed quarterback Zac Robinson. His speed is really good as his track coach believes he might win the 200 meters this spring in Class 4A. He will get a late start but should catch up rapidly during the summer.

CB Larry Stephens
6-0, 180, 4.5
Galena Park (North Shore), Texas
Bench Press: na, Squat: na, VJ: na
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, Scout No. 48 CB in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 114, Third Team Texas Football Super Team, Texas Football Top 20 Defensive Back, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, Second Team All-District 21-5A.
Senior Stats: 57 tackles, 1 interception, 26 passes broken up.
Junior Honors: Associated Press Texas Class 5A All-State, All-District 21-5A.
Junior Stats: 47 tackles, 5 interceptions, 3 tackles for loss, 12 passes broken up, 3 fumbles recovered.
Other schools recruited by: Baylor, Houston, SMU, UTEP.
Signing Day Evaluation: Outstanding ball skills, Stephens has excellent size and tremendous instincts. On many plays he is able to position his body where he ends up looking more like the intended target than the offensive player. Opposing teams obviously threw away from him during his senior season almost to the point it was comical watching it. He is also a solid tackler and could wind up as a candidate to play on special teams.

OL Javius Townsend
6-4, 280, 5.0
Dallas (James Madison), Texas
Bench Press: 320, Squat: 500, VJ: 24"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, Scout No. 90 OT in the nation, Second Team Associated Press All-State Class 3A, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, All-District 11-3A.
Senior Stats: Helped block his team to a 7-4 record and a first-round playoff appearance as the offense averaged 32.7 points per game.
Junior Honors: All-District 11-3A.
Junior Stats: Helped block hi steam to an 8-3 record, 6-0 in district, and a bi-district finish in the playoffs.
Other schools recruited by: Texas Tech (de-committed), Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado State, New Mexico, SMU, UTEP.
Signing Day Evaluation: A late recruit that had been committed to Texas Tech, it is not surprising that the Cowboys wouldn't love him in their offense since the Red Raiders had him highlighted. He is a three-time all-district selection for a playoff-bound school that is going to jump up in a hurry in college because of coaching. He has not had a lot of help on technique with both his upper body and his feet. In high school he relied almost entirely on raw ability. With technique the sky is the limit and he could end up being really good, really fast. With his physique don't rule out his playing as a freshman if he is needed.

DT Diamonte Wheeler
6-3, 255, 4.95
Arlington (Bowie), Texas
Bench Press: 280. Squat: 550, VJ: 18"
Senior Honors: Scout 3-star recruit, Scout No. 59 DT in the nation, SuperPrep Texas Preseason No. 73, SuperPrep Texas Postseason No. 65, Texas Football Super Team Second Team, Texas Football Top 25 Defensive Lineman, Texas Football Top 300 Senior, All-District 4-5A.
Senior Stats: 47 tackles, 11 sacks.
Junior Honors: All-District 4-5A.
Junior Stats: 37 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 5 sacks.
Other schools recruited by: Nebraska, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor, Minnesota.
Signing Day Evaluation: Very athletic and a little undersized playing inside, Wheeler uses his feet and hands to get blockers off of him. You can see in his play on tape how receptive he is to new moves and new techniques of using his hands. Very strong in the hands as well, once he gets them on a blocker he gets the blocker off of him. His quickness allows him to make more negative plays in the backfield and also makes quarterbacks uncomfortable. A redshirt year might be needed to develop more physically, but if he can put on weight and trains hard in the spring and summer, it may be hard for Bill Young and Co. not to use him next season.

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