City: Stillwater, OK
Conference: Big 12
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Bubba Freeman||B-||5'9"/180||Cedar Shoals High School||Defensive back||Central Florida, Kentucky and Oklahoma State|
|Daytawion Lowe||A||6'0"/180||Carl Albert High School (OK)||Safety||Colorado, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech|
|DeDe Lattimore||B+||6'1"/225||Cedar Shoals High School||Linebacker||Central Florida, Clemson, Kentucky, Michigan and Oklahoma State|
|Jeremy McGahee||B-||5'10"/168||Thomson High School||Running back||East Carolina, Georgia Southern, North Carolina and Oklahoma State|
|LeRon Furr||B+||6'3"/225||Carver-Columbus High School||Linebacker||Alabama-Birmingham, Arkansas, Central Florida, Duke and Oklahoma State|
|Tony Caldwell||B-||6'0"/200||Douglas County High School||Quarterback||Furman, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest|
Walton’s David Paulsen received an offer from Oklahoma State on Tuesday, and the Cowboys immediately moved into his top five. Paulsen, a 6-foot-3, 240 pound defensive end, indicated via text message that Oklahoma State has joined Miami (Ohio), Duke, Tulane and Georgia as his top choices. The Walton senior said he likes what Oklahoma State has to offer, especially the fire from head coach Mike Gundy, who you’ll remember from this YouTube rant. Paulsen is a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150. He just returned from an official visit this weekend to Tulane. His next trip will be to see Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4
M.L. King linebacker Joel Kight says he’s going to stay open on all scholarship offers until he learns more about the schools. He’s also learning a new position. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Kight has moved to safety to help the Lions (3-1) put the best 11 [defenders] on the field. He says it’s possible that he will play safety in college. “It’s not really hurting me. I think it’s helping me,” said Kight of the position change. “As long as we’re getting wins, it’s fine with me.” The biggest difference in the positions? “You think pass first as a safety,” he said. “Linebackers are always thinking run first.” If Kight had to pick front-runners, he said he’d pick Mississippi, Boston College and Oklahoma State. He also has offers from Connecticut, Duke, Miami-Ohio, Indiana and Arizona State. One requirement in the program he chooses is team effort. “As long as they play hard, I like that because I play hard,” he said. Kight is MLK’s leading tackler. He averages 11 tackles (solos and assists) in four games.
The threat of Hurricane Ike didn’t prevent Walton defensive lineman David Paulsen from visiting Tulane this weekend. “We flew in on Saturday morning to Mississippi and drove the rest of the way [to New Orleans],” said Paulsen, who is rated as the 46th-best defensive end in the country by Scout.com. “It really wasn’t too bad. Most of the weather passed around us. I had been [to Louisiana] one time before after Hurricane Katrina hit. It was eye opening to see the actual damage and the things that were closed down from it.” Paulsen, an AJC’s The Georgia Top 150 selection, returned home Sunday afternoon. He was impressed with Tulane. “I finally got out and met with my position coach and the head coach,” Paulsen said. “I got to walk the entire campus. You could walk from one side to the other in about 15 minutes. The whole experience was very good.” Paulsen is mulling over scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, Miami (Ohio), Navy, Tulane and Western Carolina. “I’m waiting to see what Duke, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Oklahoma State are going to do,” he said. “I probably won’t make a decision for another month or so. “But I am seriously considering Tulane.”
Oklahoma State has contacted Douglas County coach John Oglesby about quarterback Tony Caldwell, Caldwell said Tuesday night. “They asked for my grades and they want a highlight tape of my first three games,” Caldwell said. “They said they were looking at a few quarterbacks. But I’m pretty excited they’re interested.” Caldwell already has solid numbers this season. Although the Tigers are 0-2, Caldwell is a combined 27-of-42 (62 percent) passing for 430 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. A big game Friday against a Fayette County (0-2) defense that has surrendered 58 points in two games could make for a nice highlight film to send to Oklahoma State. Furman and Georgia Southern also are recruiting Caldwell and have requested film.
A posting on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s college recruiting blog earlier this week, which focused on Douglas County quarterback Tony Caldwell, has captured the attention of coaches at Oklahoma State. Monday’s blog revealed that Caldwell opened his senior season on Friday by completing 19 of 27 passes for 274 yards and one touchdown. The entry, which was posted at 12:16 p.m., also noted that he threw for 354 yards in one game and rushed for more than 200 yards in another during his junior season. And it went on to mention that Caldwell maintains a 3.8 GPA and scored a 1680 on the SAT. Those lofty statistics caught the eye of recruiters in Stillwater. “Oklahoma State called on Monday,” Caldwell said. “They called my coach and said they saw the article on me on the Internet and they want a highlight tape after my first three games. “I would definitely be interested in Oklahoma State if they want me to come out and visit, or if they offer.” Caldwell, a member of the AJC’s The Georgia Top 150, is also receiving interest from Furman, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State and Wake Forest.