Elston, rated the No. 9 safety in the 2012 class by Rivals, was selected to play in the Under Armour All-American game. He will visit OSU on Jan. 20, California on Jan. 25 and Central Florida on Jan. 27. The Cowboys return three of four starters in the secondary, and safety Johnny Thomas will also be back if he is ruled eligible by the NCAA. Ashton Lampkin, a three-star prospect from Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, is OSU's only defensive back commitment.
Corey Thompson, linebacker/safety, Elkins High School (Missouri City, Texas)
Thompson is another player who is committed to Texas A&M but is making other visits, including to OSU on Jan. 27. He is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals and a four-star prospect by Scout. He will make his official visit to A&M this weekend and will visit LSU on Jan. 20. He has also visited Nebraska.
Keon Hatcher, wide receiver, Owasso High School
Hatcher was an All-State selection after compiling 1,610 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns while helping Owasso reach the Class 6A semifinals this past season. He is an Arkansas commit but will visit OSU this weekend, according to Rivals.
Kenny Lawler, wide receiver, Upland (Calif.) High School
Lawler, a four-star prospect, has not received an offer from OSU but will visit on Jan. 20, according to Scout. He also has interest in Oregon State and Washington State. OSU already has commitments from wide receivers C.J. Curry of Flowery Branch (Ga.) High School, Brandon Sheperd of Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Mo., and Blake Webb of The Woodlands (Texas) High School.