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.
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.
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.
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.
Crazy to think that next time there's a game in Boone Pickens Stadium, I'll be in uniform— John Kolar (@john_kolar7) November 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
O-Line ! pic.twitter.com/i7du4kj7uC— moe sekona (@moe_sekona) November 15, 2014
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."