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Notebook: OSU recruitment, Sterling and Big 12 media days

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Tre Sterling returns an interception for a touchdown during Oklahoma State Football's win against Texas Tech on November 28, 2018 in Boone Pickens Stadium.

It wasn't a surprise. 

For the sixth straight year, the Oklahoma Sooners ranked first in the Big 12 preseason poll, and for good reason. The Sooners took 35 of 39 first-place votes, with the other four being given to Iowa State. 

Steve Sarkisian-led Texas placed third, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys placed fourth, a respectable spot for the Cowboys who finished the past two seasons in the same spot. 

Ahead of Big 12 media days this week, read what else is going on with OSU football. 

Lynch selects Indiana over OSU, Duke

After a lengthy recruiting process, Lynch, a three-star offensive lineman from Austin, Texas, committed to Indiana over OSU and Duke on Friday. 

Lynch's commitment to OSU would have been huge momentum for the Cowboys' 2022 recruiting class, after OSU missed out on Kelvin Banks, who committed to Oregon and Jacob Sexton, who committed to Oklahoma. 

Lynch is the latest setback for OSU, and three-star Austin Kawecki remains the only lineman in the Cowboys 2022 class. 

Sterling absent on Big 12 preseason team 

On Wednesday, the preseason Big 12 football team was released, with one name not present. 

Tre Sterling. 

OSU offensive lineman Josh Sills and safety Kolby Harvell-Peel each earned a nod, but Sterling's name was absent on this list. 

In 2020, Sterling led the team in tackles for loss with 12, ranked first in the Big 12 with two fumble recoveries and ranked second in the conference with 5.1 tackles per game. 

Rodriguez, Sanders headed to Arlington for Big 12 media days

Linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez and quarterback Spencer Sanders will make the trip to Arlington, Texas as player representatives for OSU during the Big 12 media days on July 14-15. 

Rodriguez, going into his fifth season with OSU, will be one of four linebackers at the event, with OU's Nik Bonitto, Baylor's Terrel Bernard and Texas Tech's Riko Jeffers being the others. 

Sanders, entering his junior year, will be one of three quarterbacks at the event. Kansas State's Skylar Thompson and TCU's Max Duggan are the other two. 

Coach Mike Gundy will also make the trip to Arlington with Rodriguez and Sanders. 

Cowboys offer 2023 recruit Vizzina

Christopher Vizzina, a 2023 quarterback from Birmingham, Alabama, received an offer from OSU on Wednesday. 

Vizzina, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior, has been labeled as a pro-style quarterback with good arm strength and the ability to be mobile. He has a run threat and is comfortable with read options. 

A three-star prospect, Vizzina has received offers from Houston, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Troy and UAB. 

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