OSU Commits in Action
RB Ronald Jones II
McKinney North defeated Little Elm 49-53 on Thursday Night. Jones finished with 129 yards on 12 carries (10.75 yards per carry) and 2 touchdowns.
QB John Kolar
Norman North handled Norman easily on Thursday Night with a final score of 37-13. Kolar had a monster game, going 17-31 for 355 yards and 4 touchdowns. Check out more on Kolar's big night from our own Josh Poteet.
CB Jaylon Lane
Nacogdoches pulled off a big upset Friday, defeating Hallsville 37-36. The Dragons kicked a field goal in the final seconds to secure the victory.
OT Johnny Wilson
Midland Christian had the week off this week, and travel to Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport on September 11th.
S Kenneth McGruder
Alief Taylor fell short against Clear Creek Friday 30-14. Taylor cut the lead to 24-14 in the third quarter, but that would be the closest they would get to pulling off the comeback.
LB Za'Carrius Green
Duncanville lost in heartbreaking fasion, as Mesquite Horn batted down a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to win 27-22.
DT Taaj Bakari
Bakari finished with 11 tackles (7 solo), as Mansfield lost to Crowley 40-37 Friday Night.
WR Jalen McCleskey
St. Paul defeated Edna Karr in thrilling fashion 26-25 Friday Night. McLeskey had a key 31-yard reception that helped set up a score.
OT Joshua Jones
Fort Bend Bush fell to Madison 28-24 Saturday, however the more important story was the safety of the players on the field. 15 total players suffered from heat-related symptoms, and 10 were hospitalized. The game was played during the hottest part of the day, and was delayed due to lightning before concluding later that evening.
DT Motekai Maile
Tyler defeated Blinn in a high scoring game 72-65. The teams traded touchdowns most of the game, but Tyler was able to hold off Blinn in the 4th quarter.
OT Brandon Pertile
Mesa Community College used a late score and tough 4th quarter defense to defeat Phoenix 21-10 Saturday.
The Cowboy coaching staff picked up two more commitments for the 2015 class, bringing the total count to 12.
5-10 170 lb wide receiver Jalen McCleskey from Covington, LA pledged his commitment to Coach Gundy and the staff on September 4th. McCleskey is the son of former NFL veteran JJ McCleskey, and becomes the first wide receiver to commit in the 2015 class. McCleskey sat down with Robert Allen of GoPokes.com, and had this to say about why he chose the cowboys.
"I really like the coaches and the offense," he said as he got a good look at Oklahoma State attending a camp in Stillwater this summer. "I think the offense is a good fit for me. The facilities are really nice. I liked everything that I saw when I was there."
For more on the standout reciever, be sure to check out Charles Doss' post from Friday.
Over the weekend, the Pokes had a visitor in 6-8 295 lb offensive tackle Deya Mhiesen out of Philidelphia, PA. Mhiesen played for NEFC champions ASA College in Broklyn last season, before transferring to Los Angeles Pierce where he is red-shirting this season. Deya's recruiting has rapidly picked up this spring, as he held offers from Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Baylor, South Florida, Oklahoma, USC, California, and Tennessee. It appears the visit made a huge impression, as he quickly pledged his commitment to the Cowboys early on Sunday. Mhiesen had this to say to GoPokes.com about his experience over the weekend.
"I committed this weekend and I loved everything about my visit," Mhiesen said. "Where do I begin? The facilities were awesome, but it was the people, the atmosphere, the coaches. Everything about it I like. I'm still full from all the food I ate yesterday."
Check out more coverage on Deya Mhiesen here.
Visitors at the Game
Although Mhiesen was the only official visit of the weekend, there were a large list of unofficial visitors on hand according to GoPokes.com. Here is the complete list of recruits at the game.
! Denotes a prospect is committed to Oklahoma State
* Denotes an offer from Oklahoma State
# Denotes an official visitor
Andrew Barley, WR, Sr., Fort Smith (Southside), Ark.
Garrett Bills, DS, Sr., Springfield (Lighthouse Christian), Mo.
*Logan Bonner, QB, Jr., Rowlett, Texas
Colby Bricker, QB/LB, Sr., Piedmont, Okla.
Christian Bricker, WR, So., Piedmont, Okla.
Kaieem Caesar, WR/DE, So., Cache, Okla.
A.J. Freeth, WR/DB, Jr., Wagoner, Okla.
Blake Hickey, OL/DL, Jr., Godley, Okla.
Isaiah Johnson, CB, Sr., Stillwater, Okla.
Zach Kinninger, OL, Sr., Cypress (Ranch), Texas
!John Kolar, QB, Sr., Norman (North), Okla.
K.J. Lee, FB/LB, Jr., Wagoner, Okla.
Jimmy McKinney, LB, Jr., Oologah, Okla.
*# Deya Mhiesen, OL, JC, Pierce C.C., Calif./Philadelphia (Washington), Pa.
Jason Pirtle, WR, Jr., Locust Grove, Okla.
Christian Pogi, RB/DE, Sr., Oklahoma City (Putnam City), Okla.
Logan Rudolph, WR, So., Rock Hill (Northwestern), S.C. (brother of Mason Rudolph)
Curtis Seaton, OL, Jr., Mesquite (West Mesquite), Texas
Ty Smith, RB/LB, Sr., Stillwater, Okla.
Ethan Spurlock, QB/LB, Jr., Mountain View-Gotebo, Okla.
Angus Stoddart, LB, Jr., Blue Valley (North), Kan.
Trevor Taylor, LB, Jr., Locust Grove, Okla.
*Josh Wariboko, OL, Sr., Oklahoma City (Casady), Okla.
Max Wariboko, DB, Jr., Oklahoma City (Casady), Okla.
Colin Watford, QB, Jr., Prague, Okla.
Gary Woods, RB/DB, Sr., Oklahoma City (Casady), Okla.
Jake Woodson, QB/DB, Sr., Wagoner. Okla.