Cowboys Recruiting Notebook

Naim Mustafaa

Several prospects are planning visits to Oklahoma State, and we're talking official visits, the next two weekends. Standout defensive end Naim Mustafaa of Alpharetta, Ga., a soft commitment to Georgia, is scheduled to visit Saturday for the West Virginia game. Mustafaa committed to Georgia early, but has left the door open with visits set for Oklahoma State and Tennessee (on Nov. 20).

Mustafaa is another project of Cowboys co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, who has many recruiting contacts in Georgia including a number of his former players that are coaching in the high school ranks in the Peach State.

The Texas Tech game will be a busy weekend as a trio of prospects make official visits, including Converse (Judson), Texas safety prospect TreQuille Flowers. The 6-2, 175-pound speedster (4.45) is being recruited by Baylor, BYU, Kansas State, and Mississippi State among others.

Dreamius Smith is one of the top, if not the very best, running back prospect in junior college football. The Wichita, Kan., native is good friends with current Cowboy runner Joseph Randle.

Smith has rushed for more than 1,000 yards despite rarely playing even three quarters for No. 2-ranked Butler County (Kan.) Community College. Smith is likely going to make his decision between Oklahoma State and West Virginia as previous OSU running backs coach Robert Gillespie and current Cowboys running backs coach Jemal Singleton are going head to head.

Butler has a good chance of playing Iowa Western and Oklahoma State junior college defensive end recruit Devon Nash for the NJCAA national championship.

Another junior college prospect scheduled to visit is big 6-6, 295-pound Brandon Garrett out of Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College. Garrett is originally out of Deer Park, Texas, and could be the final piece to Joe Wickline's offensive line recruiting picture for 2013.

Paul Is A Prize
Dee Paul of Munday, Texas is both a football and a track standout and a current commitment to SMU. But he is making so much noise out in West Texas that schools are flocking to check him out, and in some cases are offering a scholarship as Oklahoma State and Texas Tech have jumped in.

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy even made an in-person and in-season evaluation to Munday.

Last week Munday defeated Era 82-0 and Paul threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to open up the scoring and then the 5-11, 165 pound bolt of lightning added a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown and an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Paul is showing interest with OSU and is scheduled to make an unofficial visit for the game with Texas Tech.

Recruiting Winners
Once again, Gundy and his staff have recruited and have commitments from a bunch of winning football players. Of the 17 players that Oklahoma State had on the commitment list as the playoffs started in Texas and other states, 12 had clinched or were already playing in the playoffs.

Among those whose playoffs began last week with first-round wins were Emporia, Kan., athlete Jerel Morrow and Highlands Ranch (Valor Christian), Colo., quarterback Luke Del Rio. Two other players, offensive linemen Rami Hammad and Jaxon Salinas of Irving High School, had a chance at making the playoffs but need some help in their district this Friday.

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