Recruiting: Walsh Recruiting New Teammates

Another of the high school standouts at Oklahoma State's Junior Day was the quarterback commitment for the 2011 recruiting class in J.W. Walsh of Denton Guyer High School. The 6-2, 185-pounder was much like fellow commitments Travis Cross and Isaac Maselera in that he has become a recruiter.

"It went great and i was able to meet with a lot of recruits that are either going to be future Cowboys or they are likely to be players that play against us," said Walsh. "That is neat to talk to them and share my feelings about Oklahoma State and why they need to be playing on the same side with us."

Walsh agreed with Cross that it was great to meet for the first time and the two families ended up at the same restaurant for dinner, B.J.'s in Norman, on the way home. He also confirmed that the two had decided to room together when they come up to Oklahoma State to start their college careers next January.

Walsh is involved in offseason football conditioning and strength work right now, but up ahead he has track where he competes in the longer sprints and spring football begins at Guyer at the end of April.

Playing for his father, who is the head coach at Guyer High School, Walsh directed a strong Guyer team this year that went deep into the playoffs. Walsh was a unanimous selection for District 5-4A quarterback after this season. He passed for 1,764 yards and 21 touchdowns while completing 65 percent of his passes. He also rushed for 1,048 yards and 18 more touchdowns.

As for his recruiting, Walsh said it has come pretty easy for him. "Yes, I've been doing it now for two weeks since I committed and I'm used to the idea of it," he said. "It has happened pretty naturally and it is a neat process.

"Today I talked to Abilene running back Hershel Sims. He is a player that is really talented and he could really help us. I talked to Desmond Rolands of Arlington Martin and he is another really good running back, and I talked to a wide receiver David Glidden from Oklahoma. Those are the three guys I really talked to."

As for Walsh, he also talked to the Oklahoma State coaches and said that was really good.

"We could talk to any of the coaches," said Walsh. "The good thing was you could ask question, any questions, and they were giving the answers. That is the best thing because you are always going to have questions about coming to college and it helps to have almost unlimited opportunity to get the answers."

Walsh, Cross and Maselera have shown they to can give answers, and their peers are likely to believe what they hear. Walsh has shown he can be very convincing, but then again quarterbacks usually are.

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