OSU football notebook: Pratt gets cleared, enrolled

Oklahoman Published: January 26, 2009
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One more spot in Oklahoma State’s 2009 recruiting class is officially filled. Navasota, Texas, running back Dexter Pratt had his high school coursework cleared by both OSU and the NCAA, enabling him to enroll and begin taking classes on Friday.

Pratt joins four junior-college players who signed letters of intent during the December signing period and began taking classes at OSU earlier this month.

At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Pratt is rated by Rivals.com as the 10th-best running back in the country. Overall, he is the highest rated current high school commitment in OSU’s ’09 class by Rivals.

Pratt had been committed to LSU since March, but upon his arrival to enroll two weeks ago, an unspecified issue arose that led to him returning home and seeking a new school.

INDIANA LINEBACKER MIGHT DECIDE TODAY
OSU is in need of another linebacker in the 2009 recruiting class, and that spot could be filled today. Jordan Barnes, 6-feet, 225 pounds, from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., has narrowed his choices to OSU and Purdue, and is expected to announce his decision today, according to OStateIllustrated.com.

With three seniors expected to start next season, the Cowboys need to build depth at the position and currently have two linebackers orally committed in LeRon Furr of Columbus, Ga., and Ada’s Colton Richardson.

By Scott Wright


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