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Texas Game Provides Opportunity to Make Statement with Recruits



Texas is, and will likely always be, the hub for top prospects in Texas. Young kids who grow up in Texas generally grew up as Texas fans. Many kids idolized Vince Young, Jamaal Charles, Earl Thomas, or any number of star players who began their careers in Austin.

“Usually players from there, if they get an offer from Texas, they’ll go there,” Gundy said at his weekly press conference. “The majority of the guys on our team didn’t get offered by Texas.”

It’s true – some of Oklahoma State’s best players from Texas didn’t earn scholarship offers from Texas.

Jordan Sterns, Emmanuel Ogbah, Ashton Lampkin, Zach Crabtree — all guys who came out of high school without offers from Texas — to name a few.

Despite the fact that the Longhorns program has been “down” for several years, top recruits will file in to Austin to watch the prime time matchup with Oklahoma State Saturday as many Texas natives do nearly every home game. Charlie Strong and his staff will have the ear of the recruits as they play host; but Mike Gundy and Co. are the ones who could earn a favorable impression with recruits and make a big statement on Saturday with a win in enemy territory.

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