Alex Cate is battling for the backup quarterback spot with Brandon Weeden. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
The receiver has caught the eye of
Gundy and his teammates during the first week.
"There’s a chance he can play (instead of redshirt),” Gundy said. "He moves well and has very soft hands. It will be interesting when we are hitting to see how he holds up.”
Gundy thought there might have been a chance Moore would have to redshirt to prepare his body for Big 12 football. But Moore has made the transition better than expected. And the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has attributes that make utilizing him as a true freshman intriguing.
"He has good size,” Gundy said. "He absorbs information, and he’s got very good hands.”
OKUNG IMPRESSED WITH YOUNGSTERS
Senior offensive tackle Russell Okung
said he’ll be leaving the offensive line in good hands when he moves on after this season. OSU appears to have recruited solid talent with its 2009 offensive line recruits: Brandon Webb
, Michael Bowie
and Parker Graham
"They kind of remind me of my class,” Okung said. "We have a few guys coming up that have impressed me. I kind of see myself in them.”
Other newcomers, Levy Adcock
and Anthony Morgan,
are junior college transfers who are expected to provide depth for the Cowboys, likely allowing the true freshmen to redshirt.