Owasso receiver Keon Hatcher, an Arkansas commit, said he is planning to attend an Oklahoma State bowl practice next week and talk more extensively with coach Mike Gundy.
“I haven't gotten to talk to him much,” Hatcher said.
Hatcher committed to Arkansas on August 1, but got the offer from the Cowboys in late November. He said he is still committed to Arkansas, but isn't ruling out Oklahoma State.
“I thought they were gonna do it a long time ago because they were talking about it, but they waited,” Hatcher said of OSU offering him.
Hatcher finished his senior season with 1,610 yards and 20 touchdowns for Owasso, which advanced to the Class 6A semifinals.
VEATCH EXPECTS TO PLAY BOTH WAYS
Broken Arrow's Zac Veatch, who committed to OSU in late September, said he is just the kind of tight end Oklahoma State needs, and it's why he expects to play as a true freshman.
“Coach (Joe) Wickline said there's not really a true, blocking tight end, so I'll probably be playing some tight end next year,” Veatch said.
“They were talking about bringing in a guy that can block, and wants to block.”
Later in his career, Veatch said, he might move over to defense. He said he loves the idea of playing both ways, and that he has grown to love playing on the defensive line.
“I used to not (prefer one side of the other), but now I really like playing defense,” Veatch said. “Getting after them and making a big hit is exciting.”
Veatch was inside Boone Pickens Stadium for the Cowboys' 44-10 rout of Bedlam rival Oklahoma.
“It was exciting, going down there and watching them whip OU,” Veatch said. “It was reassuring, knowing I'm gonna be playing under that coaching staff next year.”
CLARK'S COMMITMENT CONTINUES OSU-WICHITA CONNECTION
Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from defensive end Trace Clark of Collegiate (Wichita, Kan.) on Thursday, the Wichita Eagle reported.
Clark commited in his family's living room after Gundy flew from Stillwater to Wichita on Thursday night.
The three-star prospect will join two other Wichita standouts on the Cowboys' roster — sophomore running back Joseph Randle (Wichita Southeast) and sophomore defensive back Devin Hedgepeth (Derby).
Hedgepeth was Clark's host for his recruiting visit during Bedlam weekend.
“I think those two being there helped a lot,” Clark told the newspaper. “With Devin being my host on the trip, he was just really helpful and (Randle and Hedgepeth) both kept telling me they really wanted me to be another Wichita-area kid who comes down there and has success.”
SHEPERD COMMITS TO COWBOYS
Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from coveted three-star receiver Brandon Sheperd of Chesterfield, Mo., last week.
Sheperd, who visited Stillwater for the Cowboys' Bedlam win, had narrowed his decision down to choosing between OSU and Missouri.
“It's a place I can see myself for the next four years and a place I feel like I'm going to come in and play right away,” Sheperd told Rivals.com of OSU.
A&M COMMIT IFEDI WILL VISIT OSU
Houston (Westside High School) offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, a Texas A&M commit, will take an official visit to Oklahoma State this weekend, Rivals.com reported.
Ifedi, a three-star prospect, told the website he wants to get a feel for what OSU can offer him.
“I really don't know much about the place, so I just want to kind of see how things are up there and see the things that they have to offer,” Ifedi said.
Texas A&M fired coach Mike Sherman earlier this month and hired Houston's Kevin Sumlin to take over.