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Published: August 11, 2008
Lacey impressing coaches
Entering fall camp, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knew he had talent and depth at cornerback. He just didn't know which players would step to the front as starters.

But senior Jacob Lacey, who in the summer was the fastest player on the team, has come through the early days of camp as a reliable player in the Cowboy secondary.

On Saturday, Lacey returned an interception for a touchdown.

"He's played really well,” Gundy said. "He's been a leader in camp. He's finally matured, and I feel like he can be a really good corner in this league.”

Junior-college transfer Maurice Gray started opposite Lacey at cornerback Saturday. Perrish Cox, Terrance Anderson and true freshman Markelle Martin are also in the cornerback rotation.

•Day off: After holding 12 workouts in 10 days, the Cowboys got their first day off Sunday. They'll return to the practice field this evening, and they have only one two-a-day session remaining, on Tuesday.

All remaining practices are closed to fans, and it is expected that future scrimmages will be closed as well.

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