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. →Top prospects: Trey Metoyer, Whitehouse (Texas); Miles Onyegbule, Arlington (Texas). →Tight end: In Holgorsen’s system, a big tight end like Justin Horton can be an asset. The Cowboys have three solid tight ends but may look to add another big, receiving threat. Top prospects: Chris Barnett, Euless (Texas) Trinity →Offensive line: The Pokes have several young offensive linemen, but it’s always a good idea to add more talent up front. →Commitment: Travis Cross, Plano (Texas) West →Top prospect: Garrett Greenlea, Klein (Texas) Collins →Defensive line: What often separates elite teams from very good ones is their ability to create penetration without blitzing. Active defensive linemen are always a need. →Top prospects: DT Marquis Anderson, Cibolo (Texas) Steele; DE Jalen Grimble, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. →Linebackers: With two solid linebackers (LeRon Furr and Jordan Barnes) coming off a redshirt year and a superb 2010 linebacker class, this isn’t a great need for the Pokes. →Top prospects: Trevon Randle, League City (Texas) Clear Springs →Defensive back: The Pokes have several talented defensive backs, especially at safety. And their 2010 class is full of talented secondary players but an elite cover cornerback is always welcome. →Commitment: Isaac Maselera, Glenpool →Top prospects: Josh Turner, Millwood; Quentin Sargent, Arlington (Texas) Bowie →Special teams: Quinn Sharp is a very good punter and kickoff specialist with the ability to kick field goals as well. It takes a special kicker or punter to earn an offer. →Top prospects: To be determined.