Although X-rays on Monday showed a fracture in Luke Del Rio's left (non-throwing) forearm, the Oklahoma State commit doesn't plan on missing any time.
Del Rio, of Valor Christian in Denver, suffered the break in a 22-21 loss to Bingham High in the Salt Lake City area. He verified on Twitter this week that he will be able to play with the injury, and managed to keep an eye on the bright side.
“On a better note, my growth plates are still open,” the 6-foot-2, 190-pound passer tweeted.
After opening against two challenging opponents, Valor (0-2) had this week off, and will return to action Friday against Heritage High School of Littleton, Colo.
For the season, Del Rio is 37-of-64 passing for 390 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
MANSFIELD SAFETY ON RADAR
The Cowboys already have a verbal commitment from one Mansfield, Texas, standout in 6-foot-7, 270-pound offensive lineman Zachary Crabtree, and they might be trying to land another one.
OSU has offered Mansfield safety Trevor Walker, according to Internet reports. Walker, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, has a long, unique offer list that ranges from programs like Arkansas, Arizona, Tulsa and Kansas State to Duke and Harvard.
OKIE TARGETS IN 2014 CLASS
While OSU hasn't had much of a focus on the in-state talent of the 2013 class, this year's juniors are a different story. The Cowboys have already targeted a few, including Jenks defensive back Steven Parker and Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark.
Saturday was a rough one for both of them. Jenks was defeated 46-27 by DeSoto, Texas, while Clark and Douglass lost the annual Soul Bowl to Millwood, 18-7.
Clark was in on a pair of quarterback sacks and added 29 yards rushing from the fullback position.
Also among the Pokes' 2014 targets is Broken Arrow running back Devon Thomas, who has yet to see the field for undisclosed reasons.
IRVING COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
The Irving (Texas) offense got a late start Friday night, falling behind 27-0 to Grand Prairie in the first quarter, but fought its way into the game before falling 53-45.
It made for a busy night for a pair of OSU commits on the Irving offensive line, the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Rami Hammad and 6-foot-4, 290-pound Jaxon Salinas.
The Irving duo is among four offensive linemen committed to the Cowboys.