GO­ING DEEP

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - BY JOHN HEL­S­LEY, STAFF WRITER

OSU’s wide re­ceivers are gain­ing at­ten­tion as the na­tion’s best, led by James Wash­ing­ton and stacked deep with a cast of proven per­form­ers. A look at the group:

Fab Five

James Wash­ing­ton,

6-0, 205, Sr.

Wash­ing­ton’s ca­reer num­bers are un­par­al­leled by ac­tive wide­outs and his three-year, 19.2yard av­er­age per catch marks his deep threat skills.

Mar­cell Ate­man,

6-4, 220, Sr.

A foot in­jury re­sulted in a red­shirt last sea­son, just as Ate­man was ready to build on his break­out 2015 year. It was only a de­lay.

Jalen McCleskey,

5-10, 170, Jr.

McCleskey may be the best of all the slot re­ceivers to shine in OSU’s of­fense in re­cent years. And that’s say­ing some­thing.

Chris Lacy, 6-3, 205, Sr. While he may be just as con­tent wip­ing out de­fend­ers down­field as a blocker, Lacy has de­vel­oped as a se­ri­ous re­ceiv­ing threat.

Ty­ron John­son, 6-1, 185, So. Pre­ma­ture to prop up John­son, who hasn’t yet caught a pass in a Cow­boys uni­form? He was as good as any­body in the spring.

The Next Wave

Dil­lon Stoner, 6-0, 198, Fr. The Jenks prod­uct was al­ready firmly in the mix last fall, be­fore an in­jury side­lined and led to a red­shirt.

Tyrell Alexan­der, 6-1, 180, Fr.

An­other red­shirt fresh­man, Alexan­der got a long look in the spring and didn’t dis­ap­point.

Ty­lan Wal­lace, 6-0, 185, Fr. Four-star re­cruit fin­ished among the top 15 in re­ceiv­ing yards in Texas high school his­tory.

LC Green­wood, 6-3, 210, Fr. An­other four-star re­cruit, a big and pow­er­ful re­ceiver along the lines of Ate­man and Lacy.

Bray­don John­son,

6-0, 180, Fr.

A speedy deep threat who also starred on punt and kick re­turns in high school.

Patrick McKauf­man,

6-6, 190, So.

For­mer Dou­glass High stand­out at quar­ter­back ar­rives as a late ad­di­tion from NEO.

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