OSU eliminated from Marve's list of potential schools

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The Robert Marve Traveling Road Show apparently isn't heading to Stillwater anytime soon.

Marve's father, Eugene, told the Miami Herald earlier this week that Oklahoma State has stopped recruiting his son, apparently after negative feedback from coaches at his old school, Miami.

"Robert was very hurt," Eugene Marve told the Herald.

Mike Gundy becomes the second Big 12 school to decide to take a pass on Marve. Oklahoma sources earlier told Tulsa World columnist Dave Sittler they wanted no part of the controversial former Miami quarterback, although his father still considers the Sooners among his finalists.

Texas Tech is the only other Big 12 school that made Marve's list of finalists, according to his father. Other schools still being considered include Purdue, South Florida, UCLA and new addition Michigan.

Marve, a former Mr. Football in Florida, joined Miami's program in 2007. He was redshirted during his freshman season and made his college debut in the second game of the 2008 season in a loss against eventual national champion Florida.

During 11 starts for the Hurricanes, Marve passed for 1,293 yards and completed 54 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was also suspended on two separate occasions, including the Hurricanes' Emerald Bowl loss to California.

I'm still anticipating that Marve will decide to stay close to home. That's why I think South Florida -- in his hometown of Tampa -- still remains his most logical choice.