Oklahoma State signee Jordan Brailford could easily rattle off the list of recent Tulsa Washington products who have gone on to successful college football careers.
Tyler Lockett, the 2013 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year as Kansas State's electric returner.
Dominique Alexander, the 2013 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year as a linebacker for Oklahoma.
Dante Barnett, a key contributor in K-State's secondary.
And OSU's Calvin Barnett, an All-Big 12 performer who was generally regarded as the Big 12's best defensive tackle in 2013.
Now Brailford, a 6-3, 225-pound defensive end, just hopes he can be next.
“I know Calvin is going to the league (NFL) next year and is gonna do his thing,” Brailford said. “I'm just trying to keep up the Booker T. name, going to OSU and do my part ... I'm just looking to just continue the legacy of good — great — BTW athletes.”
JUWAN OFFRAY, JUSTIN GILBERT BUILD RELATIONSHIP
Cowboy signee Juwan Offray, a cornerback from New Orleans Edna Karr, picked a good OSU product to bond with.
Offray said he and the Thorpe Award finalist used to text frequently.
“He watched my highlight tape before they played Texas,” Offray said, “and he was like, ‘That motivated (me).'
“I told him, ‘I'm trying to win (jersey) No. 4 when you leave.' And he's like, ‘You got that.' He told all the coaches and stuff like that that he wanted me to wear No. 4. So, yeah, I've been watching him and he's been watching me.”
JOE WICKLINE'S SON SIGNS WITH UTSA
Two members of the Wickline family will make return trips to Stillwater in 2014.
Former OSU offensive line coach Joe Wickline, of course, will travel to Boone Pickens Stadium with his new staff at Texas for a Nov. 15 showdown with the Cowboys.
But Wickline's son, Kelby, got a late offer from Texas-San Antonio and signed with the school Wednesday. UTSA plays at OSU on Sept. 13.
Kelby, a Stillwater High product, naturally plays on the offensive line.