OSU Commits in Action
WR Jalen McCleskey
Jalen had another strong game, finishing with 5 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown as St. Paul shut out Hammond 36-0 Thursday Night. McCleskey leads all receivers on his team with 17 receptions for 246 yards and 5 touchdowns through 5 games.
QB John Kolar
Norman North gave the 6A-1 leading Union Redskins a scare Friday night, as Kolar threw a 29-yard touchdown pass before halftime to cut the lead to 14-7. However, that was as close as Norman North would get, as Union won easily 56-21. Kolar finished the game 9-21 for 240 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
On a brighter note, Kolar has been selected to play in the Simper Fi All-American Bowl, joining fellow OSU commit Jaylon Lane on the West Team. On the year, John has thrown for 1285 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions giving him a QB Rating of 99.1
RB Ronald Jones II
Jones rushed for 24 yards on his first carry, but sprained his ankle on the play and would not return. McKinney North was able to win easily over Prosper 43-19 despite the star running back's absence. There has been no announcment on Jones' availability this week against Lovejoy. Ronald has rushed for 878 yards on 82 carries (10.7 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns this season.
CB Jaylon Lane
Nacogdoches dropped its first game of the season to Ennis on Friday, losing 57-26. They will face Corsicana Friday night.
S Kenneth McGruder
Alief Taylor blew out Fort Bend Dulles 52-29 Friday night. Taylor has the week off before facing Fort Bend Kempner on October 17th.
C Johnny Wilson
Midland Christian was able to get the win going away against Trinity Christian 38-20. Midland Christian running backs have been averaging 7.8 yards per carry this season thanks to the strong play from Wilson and the offensive line. Midland Christian will play Liberty Christian on Friday.
LB Za'Carrius Green
Duncanville lost to South Grand Prairie 31-16, and will face Cedar Hill Friday night.
DT Taaj Bakari
Mansfield Legacy had the week off, and will play Seguin on Friday.
OT Joshua Jones
Fort Bend Bush lost to Ridge Point on Thursday night, despite 338 yards of total offense. Bush plays rival Fort Bend Marshall on Friday.
S Kevin Henry
Central High lost to Scotlandville 22-10 Friday night, as they were shut out for the first three quarters of the game. Central will take on Denham Springs Friday night.
DT Motekai Maile
Tyler Junior College blew out Southeast Prep (Texas A&T) 73-6 on Saturday. Maile and the Tyler defense had 3 sacks and 2 interceptions on the game. Tyler will play Georgia Military College on Saturday.
OT Brandon Pertile
Unfortunately, Pertile has suffered a knee injury, and is out for the season for Mesa Community College. Pertile will begin rehab and will join the Cowboys in the spring, after suffering a season ending knee injury.
OT Deya Mhiesen
Mhiesen is redshirting at Pierce College this season, allowing him three years of eligibility. Deya plans to enroll next spring to compete for playing time next season.
Tim Settle Takes Official Visit
There was a very large contingency of recruits on hand to see the Cowboy's 37-20 victory over Iowa State, however, there was no bigger prospect than 5-star defensive tackle Tim Settle. Hailing from Menassas, VA, Settle is rated as the #3 DT on ESPN, and 15th overall on the ESPN300. Settle recently visited Virginia Tech last week, and is scheduled to take an official visit to West Virginia next week. He currently holds offers from close to 40 schools.
This was the second time Settle has visited Stillwater, as he visited in the summer and was very impressed by the facilities. Here is what he told Robert Allen at GoPokes:
"I had a great time," Settle texted to Go Pokes. "I love the football staff and they are all great people down there. The town is beautiful."
Settle finished the 2013-2014 season with 72 tackles, 3 sacks, and 5 pass breakups.
OKLAHOMA STATE OFFICIAL WAS GREAT #TURNUP #GOPOKES #COWBOYS
2016 QB Recruit
Ryan Ross, a class of 2016 QB recruit out of Kimball High School in Dallas, TX, was in Stillwater this last weekend as well. The dual threat QB was reportedly impressed with his visit, and plans to return.