Herschel Sims In For Solo Visit

Just a couple of notes as the second to last weekend of official visits gets underway. As far as we know running back and recently announced Super Prep All-American and Elite 50 standout Herschel Sims of Abilene, Texas, is the only visitor this weekend at Oklahoma State.

The 5-9, 190-pound Sims rushed for more than 2,300 yards and 33 touchdowns with 40 touchdowns scored overall in leading the Eagles to the 5A state championship in 2009. This season he had some injury problems but still rushed for 709 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per carry.

Sims, who is in Stillwater along with his mother, Margie, has been committed to the Cowboys since last spring but has scheduled a visit for next weekend to conclude the recruiting season to Baylor.

The reports are that Oklahoma State has hired Southern Miss receivers coach and former Seattle Seahawks running backs coach Kasey Dunn to replace Robert Gillespie, the Cowboys previous running backs coach that was recruiting Sims. Our sources tell us Dunn is not on hand this weekend, but is expected to make contact with Sims.

The Cowboys got great news on Thursday night/Friday morning when defensive tackle Alex Villerreal of Hidalgo, Texas switched his commitment from Houston to Oklahoma State. The 6-3, 290-pound Villareal will be the first athlete in any sport in the 60-year history of his high school to sign an NCAA Division I letter of intent.

The bad news for the Cowboys came in the form of Dallas (Lake Highlands), Texas running back/receiver and longtime Oklahoma State commitment Desmond Roland II making a visit to Arkansas. Sources in Arkansas report having seen Roland on campus as part of the Razorbacks official visit weekend.

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