OSU Commits in Action
QB John Kolar
Kolar put up spectacular numbers yet again, accounting for 423 yards and 4 touchdown passes of 79, 6, 53, and 55 yards. John finished the night 19 for 36, however, it wasn't enough as Norman North fell to Westmoore 48-41. Westmoore put the game away late, scoring a touchdown with only 12 seconds remaining in the game. Norman North will take on Owasso this weekend.
WR Jalen McCleskey
St. Paul defeated McDonogh 35-27 Friday Night, as McCleskey finished with 4 catches for 39 yards and added 7 yards rushing. St. Paul will play Slidell Friday night. McCleskey recently received some great news from the Blue Grey All-American Bowl.
C Johnny Wilson
Midland Christian got back on the winning track this weekend against El Paso Americas 35-10 Friday, after seeing their 27-game winning streak snapped last weekend. Up until this week, Midland Christian rushers have accounted for 587 yards on 68 carries (8.6 yards per carry) thanks to Wilson and the offensive line.
S Kenneth McGruder
Alief Taylor fell to crosstown rival Alief Elsik 28-10 Friday night. Taylor faces Alief Hastings this Friday.
LB Za'Carrius Green
Duncanville attempted to come back late against Waco Midway Friday night, but was unable to overcome a large deficit as Waco Midway won 42-36. Duncanville plays Mansfield Friday night.
RB Ronald Jones II
McKinney North has the week off, and will face Wylie East on Thursday. Jones has rushed for 461 yards on 43 carries this season in 3 games.
CB Jaylon Lane
Nacogdoches did not play this weekend, and will face Lufkin on Friday.
DT Taaj Bakari
Mansfield Legacy defeated Waxahachie 27-17 Friday night to move to 3-1 on the season. Bakari had an 11-yard sack late in the game to help preserve the victory.
OT Joshua Jones
Fort Bend Bush had the week off, and will take on Fort Bend Willowridge on Thursday.
DT Motekai Maile
Tyler Junior College beat Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Saturday night 58-31. Tyler defense came up with two interceptions, and came up with seven sacks during the game.
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.
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.
Pokes Get Big Commit
The coaching staff got some excellent news yesterday, as 4-Star Safety Kevin Henry out of Central High in Baton Rouge, LA switched his commitment from LSU to the Cowboys. It was believed that Henry had been contemplating making a switch, and this week those rumors were confirmed. Henry is ranked 258th on the ESPN300, and is the 19th overall safety. Henry held offers from LSU, Ole Miss, ULM, and LA Tech among others.
ESPN has this to say about Kevin:
Henry is an active, well-rounded safety who is productive versus both the run and pass and makes his biggest impact in zone schemes. Has a good physical tools and an aggressive demeanor that could lead to recruitment in a hybrid linebacker role if continued size is gained.
Henry is the 13th overall commit for the 2015 class, and the third safety in the class joining Kenneth McGruder and Za'Carrius Green.
Coaches Hit the Road
The off week provided an opportunity for may of the OSU coaches to attend high school games over the weekend. The prime-time match-up tomorrow evening against Texas Tech will provide a fantastic stage to showcase the program to current prospects.
Hitting the road (air) with my Ace Recruiter! pic.twitter.com/mMDDlTfvvS
— Joe Bob Clements (@joebobclements) September 20, 2014