Cowboy Head Coach Mike Gundy
STILLWATER – Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy has announced three high school student-athletes have enrolled at the university and are now part of the Cowboy football squad.
The new members of the roster include linebacker Kris Catlin, offensive lineman Travis Cross and quarterback J.W. Walsh. All three of the freshmen will participate in spring drills. Two junior college newcomers, offensive lineman Michael Bowie and defensive end Ryan Robinson, signed with OSU in December and are also attending class in Stillwater.
The addition of five scholarship players in mid-year means the Cowboys will have a crowded practice field for spring drills. The program lost just 12 scholarship seniors from its 11-2 team in 2010.
Kris Catlin, Linebacker, 6-1, 215, San Antonio, TX (Madison)
A speedy prospect at linebacker who originally signed with OSU in February of 2010 … A second-team all-area selection by the San Antonio Express News … Texas Football top 300 prospect and a top 20 selection at linebacker … Rivals ranked him No. 20 in the country at his position and as the No. 70 overall prospect in the state of Texas … Scout placed him No. 54 among the country’s linebacker prospects in 2009 … Had 99 tackles as a senior and 98 tackles with two interceptions as a junior …Two-time all-district pick … SuperPrep all-region selection as the No. 64 prospect in Texas … Had a long list of scholarship offers that included Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri and Kansas, among others.
Travis Cross, Offensive Lineman, 6-5, 270, Plano, TX (West)
A heavily decorated offensive lineman that committed to Oklahoma State very early in the recruiting process … Member of the Texas Super Team (third team member) … Texas Football top 300 prospect … Listed by Scout.com as the No. 12 player in the country at his position … A SuperPrep Texas top 100 prospect … Two-time all-district pick … Had scholarship offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Tulsa, LSU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Stanford and UCLA, despite his early commitment to OSU.
J.W. Walsh, Quarterback, 6-2, 190, Denton, TX (Guyer)
A national recruit at quarterback who led his team to a state runner-up finish as a senior … Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 3 dual-threat quarterback and as the No. 77 national recruit, regardless of position … That service also lists him No. 13 among all Texas seniors … Passed for 3,200 yards as a senior and rushed for more than 1,400 yards with 35 touchdowns and just six interceptions … An Associated Press first-team all-state selection and a SuperPrep All-American … District MVP and a member of the prestigious Elite 11 quarterbacks … Listed by Scout.com as America’s sixth best prospect at quarterback … A second-team member of Texas Football’s Super Team … Participated in the U.S. Army All-America game.