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Oklahoma State football notebook: Receiver depth involves walk-ons

Kameron Doolittle, a former Edmond Memorial star who joined the Cowboys from Northeastern A&M Junior College, could play a significant role as an inside receiver. He’s been bragged on for his blocking and toughness. And he’s regularly caught most everything thrown his way.
by John Helsley and Kyle Fredrickson Published: August 20, 2014
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OSU’s stable of receiver talent is much publicized.

It’s one of the strengths of the team and a position group to be envied across the Big 12.

And it’s almost an embarrassment of riches, with coaches believing the talent extends to the walk-ons.

Kameron Doolittle, a former Edmond Memorial star who joined the Cowboys from Northeastern A&M Junior College, could play a significant role as an inside receiver. He’s been bragged on for his blocking and toughness. And he’s regularly caught most everything thrown his way.

“He’s talented, and he’s getting better and better,” said receivers coach Kasey Dunn. “And he’s strong. He’s not an easy guy to bring down at 5-9, 200 pounds. He’s a rocked up young man.”

Two freshmen – Owasso’s Cole Neph and Luke Timian from Southlake Carroll in Texas – have also impressed.

“We’ve got three walk-ons who are making plays in every practice we have,” Dunn said.

OPPONENT WATCH: FLORIDA STATE

Facing the predominant spread offenses of the Big 12, OSU hasn’t had to worry too much about opposing tight ends.

Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro was a force, but really was more of a slot receiver.

In Florida State’s Nick O’Leary, the Cowboys face a major concern.

O’Leary, one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award a year ago, caught 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns on last year’s national championship team. His 16.9-yard average per catch led all tight ends nationally. Of his catches, 27 went for a touchdown or first down.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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