Football recruiting: Former Heritage Hall QB Quinn Shanbour to walk on at OSU

Shanbour will begin classes in Stillwater on Friday. He can practice with Cowboys in the spring.
by Scott Wright Published: January 17, 2013
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Like any major school, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are likely to get in on the action, at least making an inquiry toward the sincerity of the Oregon pledges.

And both schools have an interest in a number of Duck commits.

The Sooners have standing offers with Tyrell and Tyree Robinson (four-star twin WRs from the San Diego area), three-star LB Danny Mattingly from Washington and four-star RB Dontre Wilson from DeSoto, Texas.

Oklahoma State has an offer out to Wilson, while maintaining listed interest in the Robinson twins and wide receiver Darren Carrington from San Diego.

The initial backlash hasn't been too severe at Oregon, with a number of the commits putting out a stated desire to stay with the program.

“With Chip leaving, it's (tough), but I think the program will be fine as long as the players want to win, and there's no doubt that they do,” Tyree Robinson said to ESPN. ”I'm not going to switch up. I'm a Duck and can't wait for next year.”

Wilson's future might be less certain. DeSoto coach Claude Mathis told The Oklahoman on Thursday that Wilson will take an official visit to Ohio State and “probably Oklahoma State, but that's not for sure yet.”

Wilson's DeSoto teammate, defensive back Taylor Lewis, is committed to OSU, but Mathis said that relationship will not enter into the decision process for Wilson.

OSU STILL SEEKING RUNNING BACKS

In addition to DeSoto's Wilson, Houston product Rennie Childs might be a prime running back target for OSU coaches as they try to land the second running back commitment in the 2013 class.

According to Rivals.com, OSU offered Childs a scholarship last week, and he will be in Stillwater on Friday for an unofficial visit.

He has offers from Houston, Utah State, Colorado State and Vanderbilt, and has scheduled an official visit to TCU later this month.

Daryl Chestnut from Columbus High in Miami, Fla., recently decommitted from Texas Tech and has shown interest in Oklahoma State, though he does not yet have a scholarship offer.

It appears that OSU's pursuit of Alabama commit Altee Tenpenny has cooled.

Tenpenny's coach at North Little Rock, Ark., Brad Bolding, told The Oklahoman recently that he hasn't had any contact with OSU coaches in several weeks. Tenpenny did not respond to attempts to contact him.

By Scott Wright and Anthony Slater


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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