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OSU football notebook: Cowboys land a pair of four-star commitments

Receiver Keenen Brown and cornerback Chris Hardeman, both of Alief Taylor High School, commit to OSU.
by John Helsley and Anthony Slater Published: August 11, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State University football coach Mike Gundy addresses the media at the beginning of the Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 22, 2013 in Dallas.  (AP Photo/Tim Sharp) ORG XMIT: TXTS103
Oklahoma State University football coach Mike Gundy addresses the media at the beginning of the Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 22, 2013 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp) ORG XMIT: TXTS103

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy sent out a pair of his masked celebratory tweets on Sunday afternoon — Great day to #BeACowboy! Pistols Firing — meaning news would likely surface of two commitments soon after.

Sure enough, minutes later, word began to leak across the Twitterverse that Alief Taylor High School teammates Keenen Brown, a four-star wide receiver, and Chris Hardeman, a four-star cornerback, had committed to the Cowboys.

The duo visited Stillwater this past weekend, taking in the team's scrimmage on Saturday night, a day after they were both in Norman visiting the Oklahoma campus.

Immediately, they become two of the most highly regarded players in OSU's 2014 recruiting class, with their Sunday commitments doubling the number of four-star prospects the Cowboys have locked up.

Brown is a big wideout, at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, with standing offers from Oregon, Florida and OU, among others.

Hardeman, meanwhile, is a bit undersized at corner (listed at 5-foot-9), but contains the bulk, speed and playmaking ability that have him ranked as a top-20 DB in the country. He has standing offers from Ohio State, Georgia and Nebraska, among others, and was committed to LSU earlier in the recruiting process before changing.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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