Houston a hotbed for Oklahoma State recruiting

Monday, September 18th 2006, 4:50 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State's game at Houston will be a homecoming for 22 players on the Oklahoma State roster -- including quarterback Bobby Reid.

O-S-U's win against Southern Miss in the 2002 Houston Bowl sparked Reid's curiosity in the Cowboys. He signed with the team just over a year later.

On Saturday, Reid returns to his hometown as a visitor -- and he's not alone. Safety Andre Sexton, from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, says everybody's excited to go back home. But Sexton says the team's trying to become four-and-oh on the season, so they've got to stay focused.

The Houston Bowl created an opportunity for Oklahoma State in Texas' largest city. Another win in Houston would only help draw more players to Stillwater.