Cowboys Land a Pair

Gerald Green and Terrel Harris are both off the board - and both Texans are headed out of state to the Big 12.

It was a big day in Stillwater.

Eddie Sutton and his Oklahoma State dipped into the Lone Star State for a pair of commitments – 6-8 wing Gerald Green and 6-4 wing Terrel Harris.

Green is a senior at Gulf Shores (Texas) who can really shoot it from the perimeter and has a quick release. He averaged 25 points per game as a junior.

``He had so many good schools who he was looking at," said his mother, Brenda Green. "He was very fortunate. He's so quiet and this snuck up on us. We knew he was looking to make a decision soon, but we had no idea it was going to happen so soon."

Harris is a 6-4, 175-pound senior wing at South Garland High who chose the Cowboys over Oklahoma. He's got a good first step, is quick and explosive – but needs to work on his outside shot and decision-making.

``He's always liked Oklahoma State," said Harris' mother, Jackie. "Coach Sutton is a great coach. It's a family environment and he really enjoyed his visit."

It didn't hurt that Harris grew up an OSU fan with his uncle, Wendell Yancy, playing for the football team in the 1990s.

``Oklahoma State was always around the house," added Jackie Harris. "He was really leaning to Oklahoma before he went on his visit this past weekend to Oklahoma State. He played pickup on Saturday night and there were about 500 people watching."

So far, so good for the Cowboys in 2005. It's possible that they could land four high-major prospects from the Lone Star State alone. There is talk that wing Roderick Flemings is already committed to the program (we'll solidify that news in the coming days) and another verbal could be coming down the pipe.

If Harris has his way, Dallas Lincoln point guard Byron Eaton (No. 30) will follow him to Stillwater. In fact, Eaton could commit any day now, according to Harris.

‘We're trying to make a Fab Four or get somebody else and make a Fab Five," Terrel Harris said."

A class of Eaton, Harris, Green and Flemings is exactly the kind of bunch you land after a Final Four appearance. Green is too low in our present rankings at No. 55 and Harris checks in at No. 36.

Forget the numbers, this is a big day for the Cowboys.


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