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Norman North's David Cornwell looking forward to OSU visit

by Ryan Aber Modified: June 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm •  Published: June 3, 2013

Tuesday is a big day for Norman North quarterback David Cornwell.

That’s the day Cornwell will appear in front of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s Board of Directors in an effort to gain eligibility next season.

Cornwell is approaching another big day. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder plans on making his college decision in the next few weeks.

“It has to work out,” Cornwell said. “I’m not going to rush anything. There’s obviously a lot of teams still in the mix.”

Oklahoma State is one of those teams. The Cowboys missed out on Kyle Allen, the top-ranked quarterback in the 2014 class by both Rivals and Scout, on Monday when Allen announced that he had committed to Texas A&M. Allen chose the Aggies over OSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCLA.

Cornwell will visit Stillwater on June 10, not long before he’s expected to decide. He’s developed a strong relationship with new Cowboys offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.

“I love talking with him,” Cornwell said. “He’s a young guy I can relate to. I think he’s really going to hit it off at OSU, coming from a smaller school. He’s got all the weapons he needs. Coach (Mike) Gundy’s really enabled him. I don’t want to speak too much for him but I think he’s very happy and it’s going to be a good situation there.”

Yurcich has been an aggressive recruiter ho has sold Cornwell on what he’s doing with the offense.

“I like his confidence and the fact that he knows OSU’s one of the top notch program. For the 2014 class, he knows they’ve got a bunch of wide receivers and backs, he’s saying we just need a trigger-man to come in here and take over. He’s very confident. I love it,” Cornwell said. “They’ve built tradition over the last few years, very close to a national championship, and just to see them build on that would be very interesting.”

The most important part of the trip will be sitting down with OSU coach Mike Gundy, Cornwell said. Gundy’s nephew is one of Cornwell’s classmates at Norman North.

Cornwell went to Alabama’s camp over the weekend. He also could visit Virginia Tech before he decides. In addition to offers from those three schools, Cornwell also has offers from Notre Dame, Miami, Arkansas, Tennessee, Auburn, Missouri and Oregon State among others. Cornwell’s performance at the Elite 11 regional in Dallas in early April earned him an invitation to the Elite 11 finals in Beaverton, Ore. The event begins June 28 and runs through July 3.

Cornwell threw for 2,742 yards and 27 touchdowns last season at Jones before moving to Norman North in January. Cornwell is appealing for an extra semester of eligibility. He missed a semester of school in 2011 as his mother battled an illness. Cornwell did take some home school courses during that time but needs one more semester of school to graduate.

He’s expected to enroll at his college of choice in January.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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