Wyatt, Dineen Visit From Kansas

Fred Wyatt

Two players from last season's Lawrence Free State playoff semifinalist in Kansas were patrolling the sidelines at Oklahoma State practice on Wednesday. One of them has a strong tie to OSU as in he was born in Stillwater when his father was coaching the defensive line for the Cowboys. Joe Dineen and Fred Wyatt are the two players from Free State High School.

Wyatt is a 6-4, 250-pound defensive lineman who is the son of current Kansas and former Oklahoma State defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt. Besides Oklahoma State, Wyatt has also coached at Texas A&M and TCU in the Big 12.

The younger Wyatt is a talented defensive line prospect that has drawn interest from a number of schools and scholarship offers from Kansas, Northwestern and Rice. Wyatt said he was at OSU to visit the practice and was not on spring break.

Wyatt made the trip to Stillwater with his teammate Joe Dineen and his family. The 6-2, 190-pound Dineen is listed as a quarterback and a safety on the roster, but last season spent most of his time at safety, finishing with three interceptions and over 70 total tackles. He also rushed for more than 500 yards and nine touchdowns in spot duty at running back.

Dineen is also getting loads of college attention and has some historic ties to Kansas as his grandfather Ron Oelschlager played football for the Jayhawks in the 1960s, and his great grandfather J. Roy Holliday played basketball for Kansas and legendary coach Phog Allen back in the '30s.

We didn't talk with either player while they were on campus but it appeared both players were having a good time.

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