Putting The Rest Of the Pieces Together

We've done some of the guess the recruiting class but I think at this stage of the game with Oklahoma State further advanced than ever before at this stage it might be better if we examined how the finishing touches might come together. How about that, using the term finishing touch in late July for a recruiting class that will be signed a full six months from now?

Okay, here goes. Remember that some of the pieces could come as soon as the next week or so as Desmond Roland is supposedly close. Deandre Washington is set to make a decision shortly after his upcoming visit to Texas Tech (Aug. 2).

Also, Oklahoma State has a one-day camp Sunday afternoon and that could yield some movement on the commitment list.

Here's a list of what the Cowboys have and what they might like to add:

Have: J.W. Walsh, QB, 6-3, 190, 4.6, Denton (Guyer), Texas
Add: (0)
What a great pledge in Walsh, who is proving through all kinds of performances and camps this summer that he is truly one of the top quarterback prospects in this class in America. Not only that, Walsh has been proactive in contacting other commitments and prospects and selling them on Oklahoma State and selling the class on solidarity and the promise of a great future thanks in large part to this recruiting class.

Running Back
Have: Herschel Sims, RB, 5-9, 190, 4.5, Abilene, Texas
Add: (1)
Deandre Washington, RB, 5-10, 190, 4.4, Fort Bend (Marshall), Texas
Isaac Bennett, RB, 5-10 1/2, 194, 4.5, Tulsa (Washington), Okla.
Lewis Washington, RB, 5-9 1/2, 206, 4.5, Mansfield (Summit), Texas
Tevin Williams, RB, 5-11, 185, 4.4, Euless (Trinity), Texas
Sims is considered the top running back prospects in Texas, and one of the top five in America. He is absolutely as good as advertised. The Cowboys are taking two backs and finding the other could be hard if Deandre Washington goes to Lubbock and gets sold along with selling his mother on Texas Tech. Competition could be a scare here, but it shouldn't be as more than one back is going to get major snaps in this offense.

Wide Receiver
Have: David Glidden, WR (Inside), 5-10, 175, 4.41, Mustang, Okla.
Johnny Haynes, Ath./WR, 5-10, 191, 4.48, Irving (MacArthur), Texas
Add: (1 or 2)
Desmond Roland II, RB/WR, 6-2, 204, 4.55, Dallas (Lake Highlands), Texas
LaDarius Brown, WR, 6-2, 190, 4.5, Waxahachie, Texas
Malcolm Hill, WR, 5-10, 172, 4.4, Frisco (Liberty), Texas
Dai-Jon Parker, WR, 6-4, 190, 4.47, Alpharetta (Milton), Ga.
Christian Jones, WR, 6-3, 200, 4.6, Houston (Westfield), Texas
Cayleb Jones, WR, 6-2, 185, 4.55, Austin (SFA), Texas
You'd like to think Roland is as close as hinted. He could really solidify this position as they have two potential inside receivers or outside speed receivers. You would like to get a size receiver to compliment the two speedsters. Roland gives you that and versatility. Brown is another huge prospect but while OSU is in on him, he says A&M is the leader. Parker or Jones are other receivers with size and Parker would be a huge lure out of Georgia.

Offensive Line
Have: Michael Bowie, OT, 6-5, 315, 5.2, Sand Springs (Page), Okla./Navarro C.C., Texas
Travis Cross, OL, 6-5, 270, Plano (West), Texas
Add: (1)
Brian Rawlinson, OL, 6-6, 285, 5.4, Oologah, Okla.
Brock Enmeier, OL, 6-5, 303, 5.4, Enid, Okla.
Kyle Osborn, OL, 6-4, 301, 5.22, Tuttle, Okla.
Who knows as Joe Wickline is making the call on a third OL in the class and the mad scientist could suddenly see somebody he likes in Sunday's camp and that would be it. Difficult to say what Wickline does here but it might be a future center prospect which opens it up to an entirely different body type.

Defensive Tackle
Have: Ashaad Mabry, DT, 6-3, 286, 5.3, San Antonio (MacArthur), Texas
Add: (3)
Jesse Williams, DT, 6-4, 330, 5.0, Arizona Western C.C., Ariz.
Jonathan Jenkins, DT, 6-4, 335, na, Miss.Gulf Coast C.C., Miss.
Gabe Wright, DT, 6-4, 290, 4.95, Columbus (Carver), Ga.
Mickey Johnson, DT, 6-1 1/2, 295, 5.0, Covington (St. Paul's), La.
Christian Heyward, DT, 6-3, 265, 4.9, San Diego (Point Loma), Calif.
Jon Lewis, DT, 6-2, 265, na, Spring (Klein Oak), Texas
Toby Jackson, DT, 6-2, 270, 4.9, Navarro J.C., Texas
Andre Young, DT, 6-2, 300, 5.2, Euless (Trinity), Texas
Chris Mayes, DT, 6-5, 292, na, Griffin (Spaulding), Ga.
Terry Redden, DT, 6-1, 277, 5.0, Memphis (Whitehaven), Tenn.
Marcus Bohanon, DT, 6-2, 290, 4.9, Little Rock (McClellan), Ark.
Martinez Northern, DT, 6-2, 270, 4.9, Lawton (Eisenhower), Okla.
Alex Villarreal, DT, 6-4, 296, na, Hidalgo, Texas
The more the merrier, and I would be looking heavy at junior college candidates. They are more mature and playing time is a huge lure for them. That is a lure the OSU staff has as they will need immediate players. The class is great but it is incomplete without some immediate help at defensive tackle. If we get to choose, I know I want the Australian, Jesse Williams, first. He is a dominating force inside.

Defensive End
Have: Jimmy Bean, DE, 6-5, 220, 4.6, Denton (Guyer), Texas
Ryan Robinson, DE, 6-4, 265, 4.6, Hoschton (Mill Creek), Ga./Jones County J.C., Miss.
Add: (0)
It's a great twosome, with Robinson who will help immediately and could wind up playing some inside and a very athletic Bean that figures to be a standout pass rusher off the edge in the future.

Have: Lyndell Johnson, Star/S, 6-3, 190, 4.45, Plano (East), Texas
Nico Ornelas, LB, 6-3, 200, 4.56, Richland, Texas
Demarcus Sherod, LB, 6-2 1/2, 220, 4.7, Decatur (Columbia), Ga.
Add: (1)
Tristan Eche, LB, 5-11, 205, 4.6, Waco, Texas
Kentrell Brothers, LB, 6-2, 205, 4.55, Guthrie, Okla.
Ryan Simmons, LB, 6-1, 230, 4.75, Cibolo (Steele), Texas
There are others but speed and academics are the huge components here. For that reason, if Brothers shows up in Stillwater on Sunday I could see that being a match. It takes two to tango. Brothers has choices from coast to coast already.

Have: Miketavius Jones, CB, 5-10 1/2, 170, 4.5, Galena Park (North Shore), Texas
Isaac Maselera, DB, 5-11, 185, 4.6, Glenpool,. Okla.
Add: (1)
David Jenkins, CB, 6-1, 180, 4.4, Lewisville (Hebron), Texas
Quinton Sargent, S, 6-0, 190, 4.5, Arlington (Bowie), Texas
Dominique Petties, S, 6-1, 210, 4.5, Duncan, Okla.
Prince McJunkins, Ath., 6-1, 190, 4.5, Wagoner, Okla.
Jenkins is a tremendous talent with loads of schools chasing him. McJunkins is a late bloomer that was a QB last season and will get more chances this season at WR and DB. He has impressed in camps this summer and is supposed to be in Stillwater on Sunday.

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