New Additions to the 2015 Class
Last week, the Pokes picked up two commitments for the 2015 recruiting class, bringing the total to 15.
QB Todd Mays
Mays, 6-0 200 lbs with a 4.4 forty time, is a very unique athlete who plays quarterback, running back, and wide receiver for East Mississippi Junior College. Mays is being recruited to play quarterback for the Cowboys, as he becomes the second quarterback in the class joining John Kolar.
EMJC is currently in the Mississippi Junior College Playoffs, as they recently defeated Mississipi Gulf Coast 45-21 over the weekend to advance to the championship game against Copiah-Lincoln. Mays was 2-2 passing for 9 yards, carried the ball 7 times for 41 yards, and caught a pass.
Todd originally commited to Arkansas State out of high school, but decided to transfer after Coach Gus Malzahn moved him to defense. Mays felt more comfortable playing offense, and soon found a niche as a key contributor at East Missisippi in his three positions.
Mays held offers from Missouri, Cincinnati, Memphis, Mississippi State, Iowa State and Southern Mississippi. He will be taking his official visit next weekend to Stillwater to see the Cowboys take on Texas.
Commited to #Osu today, very excited about what is about to happen
— Todd Mays (@ghostmays12) October 27, 2014
OT Vaimoe Sekona
Sekona out of Crespi Carmelite High School, is listed at 6-3 280 lbs, and becomes the fifth offensive lineman signed to next year's recruiting class joining Johnny Wilson, Josh Jones, Brandon Pertile, and Deya Mhieson. It is pretty clear that the offensive line is a high priority in this class, and Coach Bob Connelly has done a great job of finding quality players for next year's class. Sekona is listed as a 3-star on Scout, ESPN and Rivals, and is rated as the 37th overall Offensive Tackle on Scout.
Crespi High is 7-1 on the season. They had the week off last week, and will face Alemany on Friday before looking toward the playoffs. Sekona plays offensive and defense for Crespi.
Vaimoe held offers from Hawaii, Miami, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, USC, and Washington State.
COMMITTED to Oklahoma State ! CowBoys!
— moe sekona (@moe_sekona) October 28, 2014
OSU Commits in Action
QB John Kolar
Norman North took care of Putnam City North easily Senior Night back on October 24th, winning 54-14. Kolar finished the game 10-17 for 210 yards and 4 touchdowns in his last regular season home game of his career.
Last week Norman North struggled against Moore, committing 5 turnovers in the game. However, Kolar and his team were able to rally from a 17 point deficit to get the victory 30-27. Kolar had a forgetful night passing, finishing 10-20 for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns, but was able to add 86 rushing yards on 13 carries and a touchdown in the win.
John has thrown for 2058 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions on the season, while totaling 361 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns on the ground. Norman north will face Southmoore on Friday.
RB Ronald Jones II
McKinney North was able to pull away from Denison on October 24th in the 4th quarter to win 38-29, thanks to 2 late rushing touchdowns by Jones. Ronald finished the night with 124 yards on 24 carries and 3 touchdowns.
McKinney North got past Sherman last Friday 21-16. Jones put up big numbers yet again, totaling 233 yards on 30 carries and 2 touchdowns
On the season, Jones has rushed for 1365 yards on 150 carries (9.1 yards per carry) and 19 touchdowns.
WR Jalen McCleskey
St. Paul beat Covington 27-10 on October 24th. McCleskey caught 6 passes for 52 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The outcome was very different against Ponchatoula last Friday night, as St. Paul was routed 52-16. Jalen finished the night with 4 receptions for 84 yards, giving him 32 receptions, 474 yards and 8 touchdowns and 574 all purpose yards on the year.
St. Paul will face Fontainebleau on Friday.
C Johnny Wilson
Midland Christian routed John Paul 68-24 on October 24th. The Mustangs tallied 652 total yards, including 248 on the ground behind a dominate offensive line anchored by Wilson.
Midland Christian fell to Bishop Dunne last Friday 24-14, and will play Nolan Catholic on Friday.
CB Jaylon Lane
Nacogdoches was in a tough battle with Lindale on October 24th, coming away with a 42-35 victory. They followed that up with another victory over Whitehouse 46-36 last Friday to improve to 7-2 on the season, and will face Tyler this Friday.
S Kevin Henry
Central lost to Broadmoor 34-20 on October 24th, but bounced back nicely against Walker last Friday winning easily 68-26. They will end the regular season at Live Oak this Friday.
S Kenneth McGruder
Alief Taylor lost a tight game to Fort Bend Hightower 21-19 on 10/25, but came out on top against Fort Bend last Saturday 19-14 to improve to 5-4 on the season. They will take on Fort Bend Clements this Saturday.
DT Motekai Maile
Tyler deafeated Kilgore College 55-44 on October 25th, and followed that up with another victory over Navarro 70-52 to continue their season in the playoffs. Tyler will play Trinity Valley in the SWJCFC Championship Game this Saturday.
LB Za'Carrius Green
Duncanville lost to Grand Prairie last Friday 31-3 after having the previous week off. They will finish the season at Desoto this Friday.
DT Taaj Bakari
Mansfield Legacy lost to Lake Ridge 59-32 on October 24th, and followed that up with a loss to Mansfield Timberview 35-20 last Friday to drop to 3-6 on the year. They will play at Red Oak in the season finale this Friday.
OT Joshua Jones
Fort Bend Bush beat Santa Fe 27-18 on 10/24, but lost to Fort Bend Elkins 45-0 last Friday. Bush will end the season at Ball High on Saturday.
OT Brandon Pertile
Pertile is out for the season with a knee injury and will join the Cowboys in the spring.
OT Deya Mhiesen
Mhiesen is red-shirting at Pierce College this season, allowing him three years of eligibility. Deya plans to enroll next spring to compete for playing time next season.