OSU football notebook: Mixed reviews of Keith Toston

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: January 25, 2010 at 4:40 am •  Published: January 25, 2010
Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston had four carries for 9 yards in the East-West Shrine game Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Toston’s practices during the week were met with mixed reviews.

Scout.com’s Charlie Bernstein wrote: "Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston ran with the purpose and power you would expect from a 6’0”, 215 lb. back as he was a load for oncoming defenders to bring down. Toston did a nice job of displaying his hands as he was targeted on swing passes often during the session.”

ESPN.com’s Todd McShay wrote: "Early in the week, he was shooting out of his stance, had great initial burst and it just looked like he’s worn down in the course of four days. The one thing he does well is get up the field and if there’s a crease, hit it. But today it looked like he lost his burst through the hole. He’s also not a natural pass catcher. He flashes, but the longer you study him, the more question you have about him.”

Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower linebacker Shaun Lewis is the top-ranked OSU commitment at No. 83 on the recently updated Scout Top 300. The Cowboys have five commitments on the list.

Tulsa Washington defensive end Calvin Barnett is ranked No. 159; Celina (Texas) linebacker Caleb Lavey is No. 220; Wichita (Kan.) Southeast running back Joseph Randle is No. 255; and Tyler (Texas) Lee receiver Chris Dinkins is No. 263.