Recruiting your son can be fraught with complications. What if your staff thinks he's not good enough to play for you? What if he doesn't want to play for you? What if he comes to your school but doesn't play? What if he plays and struggles?
The Morrises navigated that minefield earlier this summer when Chandler committed to play for Chad at Arkansas, and now it's the Gundys' turn.
Mike's middle son Gunnar is a 2020 quarterback for Stillwater High School, where he went 143-of-226 for 2,420 yards with 25 touchdowns against five picks, leading his club to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the state title game. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Gundy is not rated by 247Sports and holds offers from Eastern Michigan and Toledo, according to his 247Sports bio.
With a year of high school still to play, Gunnar could yet earn a scholarship to play for the hometown team or, short of that, walk on the roster.
“I told him, if you come to Oklahoma State, I’ll coach you like I do everybody else," Mike Gundy told The Oklahoman. "If you’re the best player, you’ll play. If not, you won’t play — even though I’m sleeping with your mom.”
Those MAC scholarship offers probably sounded pretty good to Gunnar's ears after hearing that.