Weather Wreaks Havoc with Recruiting


Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:31 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Jan 30, 2010 10:5 PM CDT

Andrew Topps
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

The inclement weather over the weekend has caused several recruiting visits to be canceled or postponed. That has meant good news for some programs and bad news for others.

Oklahoma State canceled its Jan. 30 Junior Day. Several prospects confirmed via text message that the Cowboys will hold another Junior Day Saturday Feb. 20.

Booker T. Washington defensive end Ray Stovall was scheduled to take a trip to the Wyoming Cowboys, while Jenks' offensive lineman David Lore was supposed to take a trip to Army on Jan. 30. However, both players' flights were canceled due to the snow and ice, causing both players to stay at home.

Prospects can sign with a school until April and both the Cowboys and Black Knights wanted the lineman to wait until after Signing Day to make their visits. Both players declined.

Stovall confirmed via text message that he will remain committed to Louisiana-Monroe, while Lore said he will decide between Air Force and Navy, with the Falcons in the lead.

Carl Albert's Tre'Vante Porter made a trip to Arizona but it was not without difficulty. Will Rogers Airport closed Jan. 29 and did not open again until mid-morning Jan. 30. Porter sent a text saying he had to stop over in Dallas before continuing his visit to Tucson. Porter said he will choose between the Wildcats and Texas Tech before Signing Day.

Southmoore's Ryland Widener will not take any more visits and will stay committed to Northern Colorado despite late interest from Wyoming, Toledo and Arkansas State.

Union's Thomas Roberson is staying with his commitment to play at Tulsa after mulling over a late offer from Oklahoma State.