Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and recruiting coordinator Joe DeForest were
joined by Oklahoma, Rice, Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State coaches for North Shore High School's rite of spring -- Blood Pit.
The second day of spring ball marks the athletic period drill famous in recruiting circles.
"If we did this, we'd be a heck of a lot tougher," Houston coach Art Briles said last season.
"I brought Coach (Mike) Gundy down here just for this," DeForest said. "You've got to see it to believe it."
The four-on-three drill between cones spread five yards apart tests the Mustangs' manhood.
A few men among boys at North Shore stood out and the college coaches took notice.
Defensive back Chykie Brown (6-1, 200-pounds) go his shots in to the delight
of coaches and teammates. Brown has been offered by Oklahoma State and Arizona
to date. Texas, who will be on campus Tuesday, want to see Brown before offering.
Coincidently, Brown's position coach and Texas alum Joe Walker has taken a graduate assistant job for the Longhorns.
"Chykie is going to end up as the best corner to come out of here," Mustang coach David Aymond said. "And we've had a lot of them. He's grown up and gotten so focused since his sophomore season."
Tight end Earl Mitchell and running back Allen Sims were also receiving second looks from college scouts.