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Oklahoma State football recruiting notebook: What's the backup plan if Luke Del Rio goes elsewhere?

Oklahoma State quarterback commit Luke Del Rio says he's still solid with the Cowboys, but is also taking visits, including a recent trip to Oregon State.
by Scott Wright Published: November 11, 2012

The Cowboys have 17 verbal commitments in all, with one each from Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia. They have targeted prospects in Illinois, Florida and a variety of other states.

Offensive lineman Jesse Robinson, 6-foot-6, 275 pounds, of L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, is the latest addition.

And while it's nothing new to see the Cowboys hone in on Texas recruits, it's unusual to see so little interest in Oklahoma players.

According to, the Cowboys don't have any offers out to uncommitted in-state players.


Wide receiver who have committed to OSU had a significant presence on the latest ESPN 300 prospect rankings released this week

Fred Ross of Tyler, Texas, led the list at No. 176, while Ra'Shaad Samples of Dallas Skyline was No. 197, and Marcell Ateman of Wylie, Texas, at No. 247.

Also on the list was defensive tackle commit Vincent Taylor of San Antonio was No. 273.

The top-rated receiver on the list, Crete-Monee (Ill.) senior Laquon Treadwell, remains one of OSU's top targets. He is No. 20 on ESPN's overall list.

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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