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High school football: Tuttle's Dawson Bassett learns from brother Cooper Bassett's experience

Tuttle receiver and linebacker Dawson Bassett is just getting started in the recruiting process, but he watched his brother go through it as a high schooler signing with Oklahoma State.
by Jacob Unruh Published: August 18, 2012

— Dawson Bassett has always wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older brother and role model Cooper Bassett.

The 6-foot-4 senior receiver and linebacker grew up watching his brother — now a defensive stalwart for Oklahoma State — play Friday nights for Tuttle.

Dawson has watched Cooper go through a lot of the same things he is now going through. None, however, are as big as the recruiting process.

“My brother, he went through the same process and he kinda told me how it was going to go down, and he was pretty much right,” Dawson Bassett said. “It was really nice to have him tell me how it all was. That made it a little easier and less stressful.

“He told me to relax about not getting any offers yet, they'll come, and just play out there as a Tuttle Tiger and everything will fall into place.”

Bassett said he has received interest from Kansas, Missouri, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.

The offers will likely come, but not until late.

Unlike Cooper Bassett, Dawson just recently started the recruiting process. At times, it's gotten frustrating for Bassett, but like many times before his older brother has provided some words of wisdom.

“He was not a usual guy,” Bassett said. “He was a 6-foot-5 giant as a freshman. He got recruited a little earlier than me.

“He's up there with the coaches at Oklahoma State and they told him to tell me not to worry. It's just a process; it's a slow process. Everything is going to fall in place.”

It's certainly fallen in place before at Tuttle.

In the late 1990s, receiver Grant Hulsey and future Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jason White teamed up to give the Tigers a potent offense.

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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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