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Catching up on the last two weeks of Oklahoma State Recruiting

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

OSU Commits in Action

RB Ronald Jones II

McKinney North suffered defeat in the season finale on November 7th, as Wylie came away with a 42-20 win. Jones carried the ball 9 times for 54 yards, but left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.

Wylie routs McKinney North 42-20 to grab share of 10-5A title

Jones was hobbled by the injury last week, as he only had one carry in the game. Despite his absence, McKinney North was able to rally to beat Frisco in overtime 24-21.

McKinney North rallies, tops Frisco Wakeland 24-21 in OT

On the season, Jones has rushed for 1421 yards on 160 carries (8 yards per carry) and 19 touchdowns.

WR Jalen McCleskey

McCleskey had a huge game on November 7th, finishing the night with 9 receptions for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns including a season long 70-yard touchdown reception.  St. Paul beat Fontainebleau 31-28.

Kenny Sears accounts for three touchdowns as St. Paul's downs Fontainebleau

St. Paul lost a close game last week, as they were defeated by Evangel Christian Acadamy 43-42 to finish the season 7-4.

McCleskey's season totals included 41 receptions for 657 yards (16 yards per reception) and 10 touchdowns.

QB John Kolar

The Norman North Timberwolves saw their season come to and end back on November 7th, as they fell to Southmoore 49-42.  Kolar finished the night 13-21 for 234 yards and a 2 touchdowns, but threw a costly interception to end the game.

For the season, John threw for 2292 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.

Casey Thompson leads Southmoore to overtime win over Norman North, 6A-I playoff berth

S Kevin Henry

Central beat Live Oak in their final game of he season 35-7.

Check out the highlights of Henry's outstanding senior season. Henry will be a force at safety for the Pokes.

C Johnny Wilson

Midland Christian defeated Nolan Catholic 23-20 in overtime on November 7th. They followed that up with a blowout playoff win against Central Catholic 56-0 to advance to the TAPPS quarterfinals against Bishop Dunne on Friday.

Behind Johnny Wilson and the offensive line, the Midland Christian running backs are averaging a ridiculous 245 yards per game rushing.

HS FOOTBALL: Midland Christian o-line has swagger back in time for Bishop Dunne

OT Vaimoe Sekona

Crespi High defeated Alemany 34-21 in the season finale, and followed that up with an opening round playoff victory against Santa Margarita 45-13 last week. Sekona and the Crespi offensive line helped clear the way for 385 total rushing yards. They will face Long Beach Poly tonight.

Crespi's ground forces overwhelm Santa Margarita in playoff opener

CB Jaylon Lane

Nacogdoches lost to Tyler in the regular season finale 44-14 on November 7th, and they were eliminated from the playoffs last week in a loss to Marshall 67-42.

ET Football: Marshall Mavericks overpower Nacogdoches in playoff win, 67-42

DT Motekai Maile

Tyler lost to Trinity Valley in the SWJCFC Championship Game 73-46 on November 8th. Maille will shift his attention toward the Cowboys, as he will be enrolling in the spring.

LB Za'Carrius Green

Duncanville lost to Desoto 69-20 on November 6th, finishing the season 3-7.

DeSoto 69, Duncanville 20

DT Taaj Bakari

Mansfield Legacy beat Red Oak in the season finale on November 7th 33-30 to finish the season 33-30.

OT Joshua Jones

Fort Bend Bush beat Ball High 24-20 on November 8th, finishing 3-7 on the season.

OT Brandon Pertile, OT Deya Mhiesen, QB Todd Mays, and LB Jordan Burton

All are finished with their seasons, and will be joining the Cowboys in the spring.

Recruits at the Texas Game

Despite the freezing cold temperatures, there were 53 total recruits on hand to see OSU take on Texas. The group included current cowboy commits John Kolar, Montekai Maile, Todd Mays, and Vaimoe Sekona as well as walk-on commit Conrad Harker.

Several key prospects were on their official visit to Stillwater, and one prospect pledged his commitment to the Pokes this week following his visit.

DT Darrion Daniels

Bishop Dunne High (Dallas, TX)

6-4 290 lbs

ESPN ★★★★ (27th DT)

Offers from OSU, OU, Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Miami, Texas A&M and many others.

LB Christian Folau

East High (Salt Lake City, Utah)

6-0 241 lbs

ESPN ★★★ (14th ILB)

Offers from OSU, Illinois, Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, and Utah State.

Recently Folau talked about his visit with Robert Allen of GoPokes.com

"I got back from Oklahoma State last night and came away really impressed," Folau explained. "The facilities there are second to none, the coaching staff is great, and what really surprised me was how great Stillwater was."
"I am definitely looking for a college town and Stillwater is exactly that. That place really revolves around OSU and that is something that I really like. I hung out with Beni Tonga a lot, as well as Sione Palelei. He flipped from LSU to Oklahoma State and really had good things to say about the program. I really feel like I can fit in with the guys on the team, it's a good atmosphere there. At one point, I was thinking to myself how much it felt like being home there."

OT Brandon Hodges

East Mississippi Community College

6-3 305 lbs

Offers from OSU, Texas, Illinois, Southern Miss and others.

WR Dede Westbrook

Cameron Yoe High (Cameron, TX)

5-11 175 lbs

ESPN ★★★ (97th Wide Receiver)

Commited to Texas state but holds offers from OSU, Baylor, Texas Tech, UTEP, and Wyoming.

LB Jordan Burton

Kilgore Junior College

6-1 210 lbs

Originally committed to Memphis, and held offers from Kansas, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Tulsa, and ULL

Burton came away impressed with his visit to Stillwater, so much that he gave his verbal commitment to the Cowboys on Thursday morning.

Burton sat down with Robert Allen to talk about his commitment.

"I feel like this is a great opportunity and I feel like a huge weight has been taken off my shoulders in getting this process done," Burton added. "When I came out of Longview, Oklahoma State was one of the schools I had the goal of going to after junior college and I felt like when I had the opportunity then I had to take it and run."

View 2014 Verbal Commitments