Gina Mizell: Four 4-star commits in OSU's 2013 recruting class

The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.
by Gina Mizell Modified: August 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm •  Published: August 10, 2012
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The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Read the entire chap recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.

Have you had a chance to look at OSU's 2013 recruiting class? If so, how does it look to you?

Absolutely. The thing that sticks out to me is the Cowboys already have four 4-star commits. They had three sign last year (Lunt, Jacobs, Curry). That's a product of OSU's success last season. Remember, many of these guys commit early, so a lot of the top guys in the 2012 class had already made their decision before the magical run in Stillwater last season. It is very receiver-heavy, which it needs to be in this offense. Three four-star guys there. Luke Del Rio is an Elite 11 QB and will probably see his rating go up this season. I think it's shaping up as a very good class so far.

Any sense yet of whether or not the offensive brain trust is working on a package for Walsh?

All indications are that they are working on getting him involved in the offense. Mike Gundy and Todd Monken have been asked about it every time they do interviews, and they always say yes. Right now, it sounds like Walsh would come in and run the system, but that there are certain plays that cater more toward his skill set. Again, he's not going to be a Belldozer/Tebow/Collin Klein--he's too small. How many snaps he takes per game remains to be seen, but he's going to play.

Team rules, legal wranglings ... is "leadership" among the players struggling a bit?

This team definitely lost some good leaders in Weeden, Richetti Jones, etc. But when you have a team of 100+ players, you're bound to have a few knuckleheads. You'd be hard-pressed to find any team across the country that doesn't deal with these types of issues, especially during the offseason. This IS more than a normal season, but I still think there are some good leaders on this team. Joe Randle, Alex Elkins, Daytawion Lowe, Brod Brown come to mind right away.

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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