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Recruiting notebook: Gary Simon to decide between trio of schools

Cornerback visits Iowa State, Arkansas and Oklahoma in the last week. He will make his decision Wednesday but will not announce until Feb. 1.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: January 24, 2012

Recruiting is often a whirlwind process, but it's hard to imagine a recruit being whipped around quite the way St. Petersburg (Fla.) Gibbs cornerback Gary Simon has been.

Simon visited Iowa State, Arkansas and Oklahoma in the last week and a half and will make his decision Wednesday between those three.

Simon told that he would likely sit down with his family Wednesday to decide but would hold off on an announcement until signing day, Feb. 1.

Simon (6-foot-1, 177 pounds) spent much of his time on his Norman visit with Tony Jefferson, who served as his host.


Oxford (Ala.) athlete Trae Elston has one more weekend to take an official visit, and he will travel to either LSU or Oklahoma State, he told, but it will probably be OSU.

Elston (6-foot-3, 183 pounds) took an official visit last weekend to Mississippi. He said he'll make his final choice between Ole Miss, LSU and OSU.

Elston, a three-star prospect, said OSU became an option in December after he developed a strong relationship with Cowboys' secondary coach Jason Jones.

“I've been talking to him since football season,” Elston said. “I told people about Oklahoma State in December, and I've just got a good connection with Jason Jones.”


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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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