With only one committed running back in the class so far, the Pokes wouldn't mind adding at that position, and though Altee Tenpenny is verbally committed to Alabama, he appears to be a valid target.
Alabama currently has five verbal commitments at running back in the 2013 and 2014 recruiting classes, not to mention the young talent already on campus. Freshman T.J. Yeldon leads the Tide in rushing yards this season.
While he remains committed, Tenpenny has his eyes open. Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 4 running back in the country, he has been to Arkansas multiple times, and still intends to visit Oklahoma State.
“I know I will visit Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma State,” Tenpenny told TideSports.com recently. “Alabama knows where I stand. They know I will take an official visit there. My commitment is firm though. They know that.”
POKES EYEING JUCO LINEMEN
An area where the Cowboys have found some success with junior-college prospects in recent years has been in the trenches.
Though the Cowboys have all high school players among their 16 commitments for the 2013 class, they could look the junior-college direction for a player or two.
OSU has offers out to only about a half-dozen uncommitted junior-college players, primarily to receivers and defensive linemen.
The Cowboys would like to double their pleasure in Athens, Texas, where they're targeting a pair of Trinity Valley Community College players, offensive lineman Josiah St. John, 6-foot-6, 305 pounds, and defensive tackle Quincy Russell, 6-foot-3, 310 pounds.
The Cowboys currently have four offensive linemen committed, but only two defensive tackles, including their most recent verbal commitment, Ben Hughes of Waco, Texas.
Oklahoma State is still among the five programs in contention for the nation's top-ranked wide receiver, Laquon Treadwell of Crete-Monee (Ill.).
But there aren't expected to be any developments in his recruiting plans this week, after he led his team to its 10th straight victory, 41-7 over Springfield in the Illinois playoffs.
The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Treadwell had seven catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. He recently said he would not schedule any more college visits until after his high school season ends — and the undefeated Warriors could be playing for a while.