Published: February 24, 2008
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"As soon as basketball is over, I'm going to sit all of them down and see what they're thinking and we'll go from there,” Cocannouer said.

•Sooners showing interest in QB Mossakowski: Frisco Centennial (Texas) coach Mark Howard told his junior quarterback Ryan Mossakowski that he might work out at January's U.S. Army combine in San Antonio to see how he stacked up against other quarterbacks from across the country. Little did either know that Mossakowski would turn out to be one of the combine stars. Now, he is being considered one of the top 2009 quarterback recruits from Texas.

"Evidentally, he really shined at the combine," Howard said. "What set him apart was his footwork. People tell me that, by far, he was the top QB there."

Last season, Mossakowski threw for 3,033 yards and 19 touchdowns and has totaled more than 6,000 passing yards for his career.

OU running backs coach Cale Gundy and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel have been to Centennial to see the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Mossakowski work out, according to Howard.

"OU has shown as much interest in him as anyone," Howard said.

The competition to land Mossakowski, however, is going to be tough. In addition to offers from Auburn and Kansas, Mossakowski has heard from Florida, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Purdue, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

But the biggest hurdle in landing Mossakowski might not be another school. Mossakowski is considered one of the top baseball prospects from the Lone Star State and has a good shot of being selected in next year's baseball draft.

"He's a great kid," Howard said. "Hecomes from a good, solid family.He's the kind of kid people want to be around."

OU the frontrunner for Brown: Bixby tight end Greg Brown said OU is the frontrunner in a long list of schools that have shown interest in the junior.

By Scott Wright, Jake Trotter, Ray Martin and Mike Baldwin