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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
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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

“He is not overly flashy with great speed but is a well-rounded back with a quick and decisive, downhill style that translates well to the next level,” an ESPN analyst recently wrote of Childs. “Has good size with the frame to continue getting bigger and stronger. Compact with good lower-body strength and a load-back base.”

Childs' commitment essentially fills OSU's running backs quota for this year's recruiting class, but the Cowboys might not be done.

OSU could still be in the mix for four-star all-purpose back Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas), an Oregon commit who could reconsider after head coach Chip Kelly took the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles last week. He's scheduled to take an official visit to Ohio State on Jan. 25 and to Stillwater on Feb. 1, meaning OSU could be the final school to make an impression before Signing Day on Feb. 6.

Days before the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Cowboy running backs coach Jemal Singleton pondered the uncertainty surrounding Randle's stay-or-go decision and how it would affect the rest of his position group.

Now, Randle's future is cemented.

Barring a late switch, so is the Cowboys' 2013 running backs class.


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