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OSU Insider: Pokes working on 2011 class

By Brandon Chatmon Published: February 1, 2010
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STILLWATER — With Oklahoma State’s 2010 recruiting class essentially wrapped up, what better time to look ahead to the Cowboys’ needs for 2011?

Recruits making decisions on their collegiate futures during their junior years has become commonplace, so the Cowboys’ recruitment of their Class of 2011 is already under way. Here’s a look at OSU’s needs and some early prospects for February 2011:

Quarterback: With talented youngsters Nathan Sorenson and Johnny Deaton in this year’s class and Brandon Weeden entering his redshirt junior season, the quarterback position isn’t a huge need. Nonetheless, it’s always good to bring in a quarterback in every class.

→Top prospects claiming offers: Kiehl Frazier, Springdale (Ark.) Shiloh Christian; C.J. Uzomah, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

→Running back: Even with Kendall Hunter moving on, the Cowboys will have a solid group led by Jeremy Smith. But, as the 2009 season proved, it’s always good to have several talented ball carriers, so the Pokes’ pursuit of San Antonio (Texas) Madison’s Aaron Green, one of the nation’s top juniors, is intriguing. The good news: Green’s teammates Tommie Saunders and Kris Catlin are set to sign with OSU on Wednesday.

→Top prospects: Green; Herschel Sims, Abilene (Texas); Quan Bray, Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway.

→Receiver: OSU has several talented young receivers with one season or less of experience, including Justin Blackmon, Tracy Moore and Michael Harrison. Under Dana Holgorsen’s new system, however, the more talented pass catchers the better.