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Holgorsen faces skilled quarterback he helped lure to Stillwater

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If retroactive recruiting rankings are your thing, take a glimpse back at the dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2011 class.

There sat J.W. Walsh at No. 4 on the Rivals list, a few notches behind top-rated Braxton Miller and a few spots ahead of Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota and and Johnny Manziel.

Even before he zoomed up the national list and achieved four-star status, Walsh caught the attention of Dana Holgorsen, the newly hired offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. It helped that Holgorsen was friends with Walsh’s dad John, the coach at Denton Guyer High School, about a half-hour’s drive north of Dallas.

As OSU head coach Mike Gundy recounted this week, Holgorsen wanted to make Walsh’s recruitment a priority, and once the kid wound up committing in February 2010, he became the only quarterback the Cowboys signed in the following year’s class.

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