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OSU picks up commitment from Houston running back Rennie Childs

by Anthony Slater Published: January 20, 2013

By Anthony Slater – - @anthonyVslater

In an attempt to help fill the void left by departing star Joseph Randle, the Cowboys have moved quickly.

On Sunday morning, after an official visit to Stillwater this weekend, three-star running back Rennie Childs (from Cypress Ridge in Houston) told several recruiting sites of his commitment to Oklahoma State.

Childs would be the second running back in OSU’s 2013 class, joining Corion Webster (a three-star from Atlanta, Texas).

And the Cowboys may not be done, with four-star Oregon commit Dontre Wilson (a RB from DeSoto, Texas) scheduled to visit the first weekend of February. Wilson is wavering on his pledge to the Ducks because of Chip Kelly’s departure.

But even without Wilson, the addition of Childs solidifies this backfield class. At a listed 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Childs isn’t a physical specimen, but has shown the necessary measurables and high school production to be considered a threat at the next level.

“He is not overly flashy with great speed but is a well-rounded back with a quick and decisive, downhill style that translates well to the next level,” an ESPN analyst recently wrote of Childs. ”Has good size with the frame to continue getting bigger and stronger. Compact with good lower-body strength and a load-back base.”

Childs also holds offers from Boise State and Houston, among others, and was planning on visiting TCU this coming weekend (a visit he has reportedly canceled because of his OSU commitment).

Here’s his Rivals and ESPN page and below are some highlights:

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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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