Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy paid a visit to former Miami, Fla., quarterback Robert Marve last week, according to a report in the Miami Herald. The report said Marve, who was released from his scholarship at Miami late last month, is considering the Cowboys and Purdue, among others. Marve, 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, played in 11 of the Hurricanes’ 13 games in his redshirt freshman season in 2008, before being benched in favor of Jacory Harris. Marve threw for 1,293 yards on 116-of-213 passing (54.5 percent) with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He’s more of a pro-style quarterback than Gundy typically targets, rushing 59 times for 119 yards last season. Marve originally chose Miami over Alabama, when he came out of Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., where as a senior, he broke the Florida state single-season records for passing yards (4,380) and touchdowns (48), both previously held by Florida’s Tim Tebow. If he transferred to OSU, Marve would have to sit out the 2009 season and would then have two years of eligibility remaining.
PAULSEN STILL SOLD?When he orally committed to Oklahoma State in November, fullback David Paulsen discussed his long-time love for Georgia Bulldog football. At that point, the Bulldogs hadn’t shown strong interest in the Walton High School (Marietta, Ga.) product. But that has changed. Georgia is bringing Paulsen in for a visit Jan. 23, and coach Mark Richt has extended a "grayshirt” scholarship offer. A grayshirt offer requires a player to enroll in a college without a football program, or not attend college at all, for the fall semester, then join the football team the following January. The scholarship then counts toward the next year’s total. Paulsen had in-home visits with both Gundy and Richt last week. "(Gundy) knows all about Georgia, and that I’m going to visit Georgia,” Paulsen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He didn’t seem to be too concerned about it. I’m committed to Oklahoma State, and he is counting on it staying that way.” By Scott Wright