OSU Football: Big Recruiting Weekend
Cowboys fans tuned in Thursday, hoping for good news that didn’t come from Chicago wide receiver prospect Laquon Treadwell, who announced instead that he’ll be attending Ole Miss.
In truth, bigger developments are taking place in Stillwater this weekend, where at least 19 prospects are scheduled for their official visits, making for one of OSU’s biggest recruiting weekends of the year.
The group consists mostly of players already committed to the Cowboys, with 17 players already pledged. But the two known uncommitted visitors — running back Rennie Childs and defensive end Tyus Bowser — are biggies.
With Joseph Randle’s early exit for the NFL Draft, the Cowboys find themselves stretched thin at running back. And next year’s starter — Jeremy Smith — will be a senior. So adding depth, if not players who can contribute immediately, has become a front-burner issue for the Pokes.
OSU has a commitment from Atlanta, Texas, back Corion Webster, who is on the visit list for this weekend. But Cowboys coaches are intent on taking another, if not two more backs in the class. Childs is 5-foot-10, 185-pound back who runs with strength and speed and also catches the ball well — a major plus in the Cowboys’ system. Check out some video of Childs here.
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