Jared Ebert Has Cowboy Offer

The pursuit of a junior college defensive tackle or two and experienced help on the defensive line for next season continues to be a priority for the Oklahoma State staff. Go Pokes learned through sources in Iowa that the Cowboys have offered standout defensive tackle Jared Ebert of Iowa Western Community College.

"Yes sir, I have offers from Oklahoma State and Oregon and it doesn't get much better than offers from schools like Oklahoma State and Oregon," said the 6-5, 285-pound Ebert.

"I am definitely in a good position but I don't know when I am going to take my official visits and I haven't really formulated a plan for going about making a decision."

Ebert is oringinally out of Iowa City (West), Iowa, and was a big recruiting conquest when the Reivers were able to sign him. Ebert admits he did not get much attention from colleges coming out of high school because he did not get through the (then) NCAA Clearinghouse.

"I was a Hawkeyes (Iowa) fan growing up," said Ebert, who agreed it was hard not to be living in Iowa City.

While at Iowa Western he has been stellar as this season he has 27 tackles through seven games with 16 of those unassisted along with 6.5 tackles for losses of 34 yards and 3.5 sacks for 29 yards lost. As a freshman he had 20 tackles with 9 unassisted and 6.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack.

Saturday the Reivers, ranked fourth in the nation in the NJCAA poll, pounded North Dakota State College of Science 56-24 to go 8-0 on the season with one game left in the regular season on Oct. 30 against Ellsworth (Iowa).

"We played pretty good," he said. "I played good but it is hard to make plays sometimes when you are going three-and-out on defense, but that was what was so good. The defense as a whole really played good and we shut them down until the game was put away," said Ebert.

Getting back to recruiting, Ebert said both schools recruiting him, Oklahoma State and Oregon, are really good.

"I would guess now I will look at playing time and where I can play early," said Ebert. "The facilities are important and then the comfort level too.

"You know how comfortable I feel with the coaches and with the players and I want a tight knit teams. I will really want to spend time and check out the coaches and players on my visits."

Ebert may have some trouble scheduling visits, although he is free this weekend. After that there is the Iowa Western game with Ellsworth and then the playoffs and later a bowl game for the Reivers.

Ebert is a December grad.

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