Monday, February 13, 2012

Success not in the stars for all ranked teams

A few years ago, Justin Blackmon was just a lightly regarded three-star prospect in an Oklahoma State recruiting class that was ranked sixth in the Big 12.

Who knew Blackmon, from Ardmore (Okla.) Plainview, would emerge as the most feared receiver in college football - a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner, two-time All-American and setter of numerous school records?

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy certainly didn't.

"I think everybody was surprised," Gundy said. "In somebody's opinion, he was a two-star guy. He was a pudgy kid from a small school. He made a ton of plays on his highlight tape, but the concern you have as a coach when you're watching a player is the level of competition.

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