Gone are the days when Oklahoma State needed look to the junior college ranks to fill multiple holes on its football roster.
The Cowboys are talented and young, so they only need to reach into the juco ranks for standout prospects and defensive line help.
OSU signed offensive lineman Michael Bowie of Navarro Community College in Corsicana, Texas, and defensive end Ryan Robinson of Jones County (Miss.) Community College on Wednesday.
â€œWe expect both of them to improve our team on the field next season,â€ OSU coach Mike Gundy said in a release. â€œRyan and Michael are quality people, and they are excited about being part of the Oklahoma State football program.â€
Bowie and Robinson were signees in OSU's recruiting class of 2009. They enrolled at junior colleges due to eligibility issues.
Bowie was a standout at Navarro, helping the school to a national championship and 11-1 record this season. He is a graduate of Sand Springs, which allowed only two sacks in his final two seasons of high school. Bowie joins freshman quarterback Johnny Deaton as former Sandites on the OSU roster.