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February 7, 2013

OSU takes to the air for recruiting class

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STILLWATER — “He has a very high motor and is a competitor,” Spencer said. “He uses his hands very well. He is a quiet person by nature, but he turns it up when he’s on the field.”

The farthest recruit from Stillwater was defensive tackle Ofa Hautau, a junior college transfer from Salt Lake City, Utah. This past season at Snow College, Hautau recorded 41 tackles, five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss, earning First-Team All-American from the National Junior College Athletic Association. New defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements said Hautau can play from sideline to sideline.

“You can tell that he plays with a tremendous amount of energy and strength,” Clements said. “He’s a guy that can be very disruptive for us up front. Our hope is that he comes right in and makes an impact immediately.”

Of the 17 Texas recruits, six are from cities more than 500 miles from Stillwater. Rennie Childs will graduate from Cypress Ridge and played running back for the Rams. In his senior season, he rushed for 1,945 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. Gundy said the team was able to sign him after junior running back Joseph Randle declared for the NFL draft.

“We liked (Childs) from the start, but (Corion) Webster committed first,” Gundy said. “We’re excited about both of them and we think they fit our style of play.”

Brandon Garrett from Deer Park, Texas, played at Trinity Valley Community College and was one of five offensive lineman signed. He enrolled early and could push for immediate playing time.

“The big guys are difficult to find,” Gundy said. “We wanted to make sure we got those on both sides of the ball.”

Tre Flowers from Converse, Texas, was an All-District and All-Area selection with 76 tackles and three interceptions in his senior year. Also from the San Antonio area is safety Jordan Sterns, who was a Class 5A first-team All-State selection at Cibolo Steele that scored five non-offensive touchdowns last season. Vincent Taylor played defensive end at James Madison High School in San Antonio and was a Class 5A first-team All-State and area player of the year.

From the Austin area, Deric Robertson was a top 100 recruit in Texas, forced five fumbles, recovered a fumble and had two interceptions in his senior season. Other out-of-state recruits include Jack Kurzu, a first-team All-State offensive lineman from St. Louis, Mo., and cornerback Jerel Morrow from Emporia, Kan., who was a first-team All-State as a receiver and defensive back.

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