Recruiting: 2012 QB Target Close At Hand

Oklahoma State held a one-day minicamp on July 25 that was washed out by the weather but the Cowboys did get a chance to show around some talented prospects for the 2012 recruiting class including three or four quarterback prospects. The 2012 quarterback class in Oklahoma is solid and possibly the best of the bunch is Stillwater High School's Jerame Littell.

The 6-4, 195-pound Littell is an all-around athlete that stands out in football, baseball, and basketball.

However, it is football that he loves the most and plans on moving forward with to the college level. Littell knows a little about the college level as his father, Jim, is associate head coach for Kurt Budke with the Cowgirls basketball program.

"It helps having my dad as a college coach and it doesn't matter what the sport is," said Littell. "I know how the (recruiting) process works. I've been around it, and the players and coaches help me a lot.

"I consider the fact that my dad is a college coach is a blessing. It is something I am blessed to have as an aid."

That also could work against Littell in a way. With his father being at Oklahoma State it could scare other schools off, and does it mean Jerame is a lock to stick around in Stillwater?

"I love OSU and I have loved growing up here and being around the program," said Littell. "I am not going to say that I am definitely going to OSU or not. I am going to start with an open mind and see what happens. OSU is a factor and I know they have some good quarterbacks coming in, but that is not going to scare me off."

Last season Littell completed 170 of 295 passes for 2,239 yards with 26 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He has a teriffic receiver that is also a junior in Jesse Vester, who caught 40 of those passes for 725 yards and 10 touchdowns. Littell first won the quarterback job for the Pioneers as a freshman and showed amazing poise early on.

He runs well with a 4.73 in the forty. His bench press max is 220, squat max is 315, and power clean is 210. His GPA is an impressive 3.83 with a 24 already on the ACT. He also plans to take it again.

He played first base and third base for the Pioneers baseball team and was a power forward in basketball. He said basketball may get dropped in favor of focusing in on football and baseball.

Besides Oklahoma State, he has had inquiries or we have had inquiries from Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, North Texas, Texas A&M, and Tulsa.

Littell said he would like to major in sports medicine. Besides that major, what else is he looking for in a college home?

"It needs to be a school that meets my academic needs," he started. "I want them to have a very strong football tradition and be capable and ready to win at the highest level. It would be good if they fit my style as a quarterback. You know a team system, spread offense that throws the football. It doesn't matter if they are stocked at the quarterback position. I really need to relate with the coaches. That is huge!"

Littell is a sharp young man and as a junior really seems like a senior when you talk with him. He is excited about the upcoming Stillwater season and feels like he has plenty of skill talent to work with at receiver and potential for a strong running game.

He said he is really proud of the way his offensive line has worked and feels the Pioneers will have a good season starting with the opener against Springdale, Ark., on Sept. 3.

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