Community College players Brandon Garrett, Sam Wren sign to play at Oklahoma State
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Thursday, December 20, 2012
12/20/12 at 4:59 AM
Two junior college prospects - offensive lineman Brandon Garrett of Trinity Valley Community College in Texas and defensive lineman Sam Wren of Arizona Western Community College - signed letters of intent with Oklahoma State and are expected to enroll in the spring.
"We certainly need some defensive ends because we're graduating three good players and we need someone who can come in and impact us right away and we feel Sam Wren can give us that," coach Mike Gundy said in a release issued by OSU's sports information department.
"The same thing on the other side of the ball - we need some impact (help) at offensive line.
''We've got to have guys that can come in and start the season at least as a backup and then work in as they pick up the system.
"That's really what you're looking for in these two-year guys."
Garrett (6-foot-6, 285 pounds) played one year of varsity football in high school.
But he is getting bigger and stronger and has good feet, according to Gundy.
"We expect Brandon to come in and challenge for a starting spot," offensive line coach Joe Wickline said. "He'll be at about 295 pounds for the spring. He's got good fundamentals and is very intelligent. He is an athletic player with good bend."
Wren (6-3, 250) led the nation's junior college players by averaging 1.6 sacks a game and he was the defensive MVP of Arizona Western's bowl game.
"Sam has a very good first step off the edge and has got the athleticism and burst to really be effective in the pass rush," defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Bill Young said. "He also has the tools to help in stopping the run. He comes from a good family and we would expect him to contribute quickly."
Gundy said Wren could be a third down pass rush specialist "until he gets going."
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