Oklahoma State football: Running back Rennie Childs reportedly commits to Cowboys

Childs joins Corion Webster as running back commits, helping OSU beef up a position that was dwindling in depth.
by Gina Mizell Published: January 20, 2013
Advertisement
;

photo - Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy coaches during a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State University (ISU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy coaches during a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State University (ISU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State closed a massive official visit weekend with a key pickup, as running back Rennie Childs told multiple recruiting services Sunday that he had committed to the Cowboys.

Childs, a three-star prospect from Cypress Ridge in Houston, joins three-star recruit Corion Webster (Atlanta, Texas) as OSU's running back pledges for 2013 and all but solidifies a major recruiting need.

Sure, Joseph Randle declaring for the NFL Draft made finding at least one more running back a virtual necessity. But the Cowboys have needed to beef up their dwindling depth at the position for several months.

Behind projected starter Jeremy Smith, 2013 could have been a big season for Herschel Sims. But those chances ended last summer when Sims was dismissed days before being charged with two felony counts of second-degree forgery.

Now behind Smith is Desmond Roland, a still-unproven back, and Caleb Muncrief, a late addition to the last year's recruiting class who saw limited action in his true freshman season.

Which means Childs and Webster won't just fill out the depth chart. They'll compete for immediate playing time.

In Childs, OSU gets a back that measures 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds and possesses a good blend of size and speed. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield, an especially valuable skill in OSU's spread offense that the Cowboys now lack with Randle's departure.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Jenks Public Schools works to accomodate Burmese population in south Tulsa
  2. 2
    Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler seeks thrill in WGC quest
  3. 3
    In possible hate crime, teen suffers minor stab wound on Metro train
  4. 4
    Senators Offer Bill to Curb Campus Sexual Assault
  5. 5
    Lower court ruling affirmed in case against Tulsa officer
+ show more