RECRUITING: Tulsa WR getting Big 12 offers

Tulsa, Okla. wide receiver Damacho Ousley talks about his summer plans and his interest in OU


Ousley has been a major cog in Booker T. Washington's success over the last couple of years. Considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in the Big 12 area, Ousley teams with teammate Quentin Chaney to form the best wide receiver duo in the state.

Last season Ousley caught 15 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns, and that was off a team that had Chaney and All-American Robert Meachem on the offense.

"Me and 'Q' are going to share most of the catches this year," said Ousley. "I hope that we share most of the glory as well. I am a faster receiver than Q, but he is a bigger receiver and he really uses his size well. It's not that I don't know how to use my size, but I love to take advantage of my speed. I love the curl route over the middle, because I can curl hard in front of the defensive back that is normally playing five to six yards behind me, and then I can come out of the curl hard and go the distance."

Ousley will add kick and punt return duties to his resume this year and he hopes to work on his game at the OU and OSU summer camps. He also hopes to go to SMU with his high school team and to a couple of other team camps this year.

Ousley can bench 275 pounds, squat 565 and he has a 27-inch vertical jump. Ousley has seven offers on the table at this point and he does have recruiting on his mind.

"Since I didn't play sports until I started high school I really don't have a favorite college or anything," said Ousley. "All the teams are the same right now and I have to really dig in a see who I like the best. I have been offered by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas A&M, SMU, Tulsa and Nebraska. I am looking for an offer from Kansas State soon and I have several other schools who are considering offering me."

Ousley has given up basketball to concentrate totally on football.

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