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Oklahoma State football: Houston pipeline keeps producing

Kennen Brown and Chris Hardeman from Alief Taylor High School are the latest Houston products committed to the Cowboys who could become top stars.
By Gina Mizell Published: February 4, 2014

Brown, a team jokester who's displayed big-play ability since his sophomore season, also drew oodles of recruiting interest from schools like Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon and Wisconsin.

OSU, of course, was also in play for both.

Brown and Hardeman were not a package deal. But they swooped through both Norman and Stillwater together during fall camp in August. Both came away impressed. Both committed on the same day.

“They just liked the atmosphere, they loved Coach Gundy,” Jordan said. “It just kind of clicked for them.”

Brown joins two other receivers in the 2014 class in Chris Lacy from DeSoto, Texas, and James Washington from Stamford, Texas. At defensive back, Hardeman joins Roberts, Ramon Richards of San Antonio (Texas) Brackenridge, Dylan Harding of Jenks and Juwan Offray of New Orleans Edna Karr.

When they sign their letters of intent, Brown and Hardeman will officially help keep the Houston pipeline going.

Then they'll keep giving each other Michael Jordan Syndrome when they arrive in Stillwater this summer.

And, with multiple key departures at both receiver and cornerback from OSU's 2013 squad, perhaps Brown and Hardeman will see the field right away in 2014.

“That's the kind of kids they are,” Jordan said. “They're gonna step right in. They're not gonna sit back. They're gonna jump in there on the drills. They want to be first. They want to be seen.

“Kennen wants the ball, and Chris wants him to keep him from getting the ball.”