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Oklahoma State football's annual spring game will be a big weekend for Cowboy fans, as well as recruiting.

Oklahoma State has big spring game plans; Mason Rudolph projected to go to Jaguars

Welcome to the Thursday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Cowboys have big plans for spring game

Oklahoma State’s spring game on April 25 is more than about football. The weekend will be a huge recruiting weekend for the Cowboys, as well as a fun weekend for fans in Stillwater, Okla.

“Official visits, unofficial visits, food, festivities, it’s almost like a state fair for the most part,” Coach Mike Gundy said. “We feel like that will be good for what we’re looking for this year. Things have moved around based on our new recruiting calendar.”

Oklahoma State’s “Orange Blitz” spring game will offer insight to a few position battles, including the progress of quarterbacks Taylor Cornelius and Keondre Wudtee. The Cowboys will also be breaking in plenty of new players on defense.

Mason Rudolph projected to go to Jaguars

Former Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph could help make NFL draft history.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper projects Rudolph will be the sixth quarterback taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, which would be a record. Kiper has Rudolph heading to Jacksonville, who owns the No. 29 overall pick.

“Rudolph could go anywhere from the end of the first round to early in the third round,” Kiper wrote. “That’s a wide range, but it represents the various opinions about the 6-5, 235-pound signal-caller, who had 92 touchdown passes and only 26 interceptions in his college career.”

Other headlines from the athletic department

• Elite 2019 QB Grant Gunnell to visit Oklahoma State for spring game

• WR Marcell Ateman dismisses idea that he isn’t good route runner

• PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler to produce documentary on Cowboys men’s golf team

• Mike Gundy compares centers: Johnny Wilson is ‘nothing like Brad’ Lundblade

• WATCH: Mike Gundy trains dog during down time at Oklahoma State

• Mike Gundy’s gift to Stillwater schools accepted, per report

What they’re saying on Twitter

• Men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton

• Quarterback Dru Brown

• Oklahoma State baseball

• Oklahoma State softball

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