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In this series, we will be trying to keep Oklahoma State fans up to date on how the future Cowboy football players are doing throughout their senior years of high school.

LaMarcus Morton making the reception for Gilmer High School

Jelani Woods, QB

From Week 1:

Woods threw for 80% completion rate and 2TDS on Cedar Groves’ way to victory over Stephenson 34-23.


From Week 2

Cedar Grove lost to Southwest DeKalb 21-20.*

Tylan and Tracin Wallace, Ath and WR

Tracin Wallace ran for 58 yards and passed for 205 yards; brother Tylan had four receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns in South Hills 41-0 beat down of Seagoville.

Chuba Hubbard

Facey posts a dominating 28-0 win over Raymond to start the year off right!





JD King, RB

JD King ran for at least 45 yards and 2 TDs as Fitzgerald won 56-19 over Irwin County.*

Braydon Johnson, WR

Johnson returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Arlington Bowie’s thrilling 40-39 victory over Flower Mound Marcus.

Shamond Greenwood

Greenwood caught 5 passes for 156 yards and 2 TDs in Garland Lakeview Centennial’s 46-34 loss to Waxahachie.

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After looking at the best of the Big 12 at the QB position, we turn our attention to the wide receivers. The Big 12 is no stranger to standout receivers and has produced some of the NFL’s biggest stars today. Star receivers such as Dez Bryant (OSU), Jordy Nelson (KSU) and Wes Welker (TTU) all came from the dynamic offenses that call the Big 12 home. You can even look at Jeremy Maclin (Mizzou) and Mike Evans (TAMU), both of whom played in the Big 12 during their college careers even though their alma maters have migrated due to realignment. Going further, by looking at the 2016 NFL draft you will find three of the top five receivers drafted came from Big 12 teams. So where do the teams stack up this year? Which team is going to give Big 12 defensive coordinators the most trouble this season? Here's where each team stands and what to watch for this season.

1. Oklahoma State- When it comes to the WR position, OSU is king of the hill. Headlined by emerging star James Washington who was a 2nd team All-Big 12 selection last year and is a preseason 1st team All-Big 12 pick this year, the Cowboys boast arguably the deepest WR group in the Big 12. The big 1-2 punch for the Cowboys will be Washington and Marcell Ateman, with Washington eclipsing the 1,000 yard mark and 10 touchdowns and Ateman posting over 700 yards of his own last season. However, with Ateman out for the first few weeks of the season the Cowboys will turn to their deep receiving corps earlier than expected for meaningful playing time. While Jhajaun Seales and Austin Hayes will bring a veteran presence and figure to make an impact, this will prove to be a great opportunity for the young guys in the group as well. Keep an eye out for two true freshmen. Dillon Stoner in particular has continually impressed in camp and has shown the coaches that he can’t be left on the sidelines and under-the-radar walk-on Obi Obialo, who has potentially earned himself some playing time thanks to his...
Top 10 BIG XII Playmakers

By Internationalaw
OP Contributor

The Big XII is known for its wide-open offenses and high scoring games. It is the perfect conference for a player to have plentiful opportunities in the open-field to show what they can do. The league has a strong history of elite players being some of the top playmakers in the country. Here is a Top 10 List (in descending order) of the best playmakers (not including QB’s) in the BIG XII for 2016.

10. Mike Warren, Iowa State (r-So)- Warren burst onto the Big XII scene last year as a freshmen with an all-time 3rd best 1,339 yards rushing as a freshman. Mike racked up six 100yd games including an outstanding 245 versus Texas Tech. Mike Warren checks in at #10 on the list due to the fact that he only finished with 5 touchdowns which is not a high number for a playmaker. I expect him to receive more carries in the redzone this year as a sophomore and would not be surprised if he doubles last year’s mark.

9. Shelton Gibson, West Virginia (r-Jr.)- The 5’11” junior was the best receiver for the Mountaineers last year as he was trying to replace NFL draftee Kevin White’s production from 2014. Shelton racked up 4 100yd receiving games while tallying 9 TD’s. If Dana can find a way to get more production and efficiency out of their QB then I expect Gibson to be vying for All-Big 12 honors in 2016.

8. Justin Stockton, Texas Tech (Jr.)-Maybe a surprise to some that he is on the list, but Justin has shown flashes of being a highly versatile and explosive playmaker in the Big XII. He can both rush and catch effectively which makes him more valuable to the Red Raiders. He put up 11...
2016 Oklahoma State Football Thoughts and Preview

By Internationalaw

2015 Review:10-3 Record

Losses:Baylor,OU,Ole Miss(Consecutively)

FG%: 76.2 (T-57th)

Net Punt Avg: 38.1 (54th)

KR Avg: 20.7 (76th)

PR Avg: 6.7 (87th)

Key Returners: Jalen McCleskey

Jeff Carr

Zach Sinor

Ben Grogan

Key Losses:Brandon Sheperd (KR)

Part III of our summer season preview takes a look at the Special Teams in 2016. Part I and II focused on the offense and defense, respectively. There will not be too many new faces on the special teams as the primary punt returner, kick returner, punter and kicker all return. Let take a look at the 2016 Special Teams.

Oklahoma State’s Special teams have been wildly inconsistent the past several seasons. The 2016 season might see one of the more complete Special Teams Group we have seen in Stillwater in a long time. This encompasses the kick and punt returners, punters, kickers and coverage units. Nobody notices or speaks about special teams units unless they are absolutely awful or exceptionally good. Oklahoma State has the opportunity to be on the exceptionally good end of the spectrum this year. Here is why:

Let us begin with the kicker and punter for Oklahoma State. OSU has seemingly found a new punter for the...
Ranking the Quarterbacks in the Big 12

The Big 12 has enjoyed an enormous amount of success at the QB position in recent years. Big names such as Vince Young, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden exploded onto the scene and dominated college defenses. Seeing high caliber quarterback play has become familiar territory for both fans and coaching staffs of Big 12 teams. Even Coach Gundy has said in an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike TV and Radio show, “The level of quarterback play we are getting is fantastic. We went through this four or five years ago when we had several first-round draft picks”. So when looking forward to the upcoming football season and projecting how each team will fare, it makes sense to start by looking at how each team stacks up against each other at the QB position.

1. Oklahoma- No surprise here as OU returns Baker Mayfield who is a near unanimous addition to any preseason Heisman watch list. Last season he threw for 3,700 yards with a 68.1% completion percentage and a 173.3 quarterback rating. His completion percentage and 5:1 touchdown to interception ratio was tops in the league when looking at QB’s with 150 or more attempts. He also seems to have shaken off the turnover tendencies which plagued him at Texas Tech and summarily earned himself the nickname of “Baker the Turnover-maker”. Although he lost his number one target from last season in Sterling Shepherd (drafted by the New York Giants), there is no reason to suspect a step back from Mayfield. In fact, year two for Mayfield at OU could bring improvements for the transfer QB.

2. Texas Tech- Possibly the best thing going for Tech is Patrick Mahomes who has shown flashes of brilliance in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. While Mahomes and the #3 team in this ranking are very close in terms of passing numbers, what sets Mahomes apart is his ability to run the ball. While his passing numbers were explosive, to the tune of 4,653 yards passing and 36 touchdowns, he also ran for...