Oklahoma State quarterback commit Luke Del Rio will be featured in Part 1 of the ESPN special on the Elite 11 Finals that airs at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Del Rio, the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, was named an Elite 11 Quarterback during the intensive camp in Redondo Beach, Calif., last month. The finals featured 25 quarterbacks, and being named one of the Elite 11 is generally regarded as the highest honor for a high school signal-caller.
Del Rio, who is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, will play for Valor Christian in Highlands Ranch, Colo. this season after moving from Jacksonville, Fla. after his father was fired as the head coach of the Jaguars.
Part 2 of the TV special will air Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
FRESHMAN DE IROKANSI IMPRESSING
With four fall camp practices completed, freshman defensive end Victor Irokansi has already been singled out by Cowboy defensive coordinator Bill Young as a player who is “really, really showing up.”
“He's just so quick off the football,” Young said in a practice report released by OSU Monday morning. “The strength coaches say nobody outworked him during the summer program, and that's carried right over to the field.”
Irokansi, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect from Pflugerville, Texas, is one of four defensive ends the Cowboys signed in the 2012 recruiting class. Trace Clark, Eric Davis and Emmanuel Ogbah are the others.
The Cowboys need to replace both starters at defensive after the departure of 2011 seniors Jamie Blatnick and Richetti Jones. That means one of those freshmen could work into the three-deep.
Cooper Bassett, Ryan Robinson and Jimmy Bean are returners at end, while Nigel Nicholas was moved to the position from tackle and Tyler Johnson was moved there from linebacker.
WALK-ON TO WATCH: RECEIVER JOHN GOODLETT
Walk-on inside receiver John Goodlett gave the Cowboys a much-needed additional player at the position during spring practice while they waited for five incoming freshman receivers to arrive on campus.
And it appears Goodlett, a junior who transferred from Indiana State, could even break the rotation this fall.
“We're playing so many freshmen at the wideout spot right now, probably at least eight of them out there that roll in with the ones and twos, and he's in that group,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said Saturday. “He's getting better.
“He's got some quickness, and his work habits are good, and he's shown signs of being willing to block. Hopefully, he'll give us another guy that we can use in a first-team situation to give a guy a breather.”
Goodlett, who played high school football at Owasso, started his college career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College in 2010 before transferring to Indiana State. He tallied 11 catches for 130 yards last season.