College football recruiting: Players from the 2013 class who could play right away

Find out which signees could provide immediate help for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and some of the two schools' future opponents.
by Gina Mizell Published: February 16, 2013
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A look at the 2013 Signing Day acquisitions who could see playing time right away:

Oklahoma

Hatari Byrd, DB


With Tony Jefferson and Javon Harris gone, the four-star prospect from Fresno, Calif., will have a chance to take a starting safety spot as a true freshman.

Quincy Russell, DT

The Sooners need help at defensive tackle. The transfer from Trinity Valley Community College, who sports a 6-3, 311-pound frame, could immediately help.

Oklahoma State

Marcell Ateman or Ra'Shaad Samples, WR

The Cowboys' Air Raid spread offense needs a bevy of receivers, and Ateman and Samples give them a pair of four-star prospects from Texas.

Sam Wren, DE

With the loss of departed seniors Ryan Robinson, Nigel Nicholas and Cooper Bassett, Wren is likely to immediately compete for a starting role. The transfer from Arizona Western Community College is already enrolled at OSU and will participate in spring football.

Big 12

Kent Perkins or Darius James, OL, Texas

The two four-star prospects could compete for early time up front. According to Rivals, Perkins is the highest-rated recruit in the Big 12 at No. 41 overall.


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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